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kchill0730 [Avatar]
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Hi- for an athletic highlight video, trying to figure out how to gray out (black and white) various clips within the video for a few seconds (freeze frame it) but showing the highlighged/single athlete on the court in full color. Is there a way to do this? The freeze frame in black and white with the single athlete in full color would last approx 1.5 seconds then it would all revert back to normal for the clip to run its course.

Appreciate any guidance on this!

Merry Christmas!

kchill
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Tony Ish UK [Avatar]
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No idea ! ;

my my starting point would be split the clip at the point you want the freeze frame.

Take a capture snapshot at that point. Doctor the captured shot changing the shot to grays with a paint program (paint.net is easy to use).

Insert the the snap back at the split, with a duration to suit you.

Might work ?

rgds
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optodata
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Look at the tutorials for the Action Camera Center. You can do almost everything in there, including the freeze frame, then take a snapshot of the freeze frame before you do anything else.

Next, use the Fix/Enhance settings to turn down the color of the FF'd section of the clip so it's B&W. Finally place and trim the snapshot image so that's aligned on the track below, and apply an oval mask with some light edge feathering/vignetting to highlight the athlete in full color, but only for the freeze frame.
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kchill0730 [Avatar]
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Thanks to you both. Will try it out and hopefully get it accomplished. Much appreciated and Merry Christmas!
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ynotfish
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Hi kchill730 -

You have some good suggestions from optodata & Tony Ish UK to get you going.

This is really just an assembly of those ideas, shown as a produced video & a packed project you can download.

In the video examples, you'll see:

  1. The mask drawn in PDR's Mask Designer

  2. The mask created in Paint.NET

  3. Same as above with border added

  4. The snapshot masked & edited in PhotoDirector.





Cheers - Tony
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optodata
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Nicely done, Tony! I think my favorite is #3 with the white border outline. It's quite impactful laughing
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A suggestion that can serve to highlight an object.
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PowerDirector can save you some time with "Freeze Frame":


  1. Add the video to the timeline

  2. Seek to find the frame you like

  3. Right click the video > Edit Video > Freeze Frame

  4. Apply a black/white effect to the snapshot or adjust it's color



It's basically a macro instruction and do the split, take a snapshot then insert it to the timeline.

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