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Hi PowerDirector team ... Youtube annotation ...

I want a way to make my Vlog videos super easy to navigate ... so as the video plays the viewer can see toggles (or something) on the video play bar indicating that there is a chapter heading at that point. If they mouse over the chapter name can pop up. It would be great if this worked directly from the 'Chapter room'.

Currently it can be done from youtube, but its not an elegant or flexible solution.

This would be useful for longer videos where users are encouraged to jump around the video and not view it from A to Z ... and for using other youtube 'annotation' features.



Thanks

Tom





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Hi Ronk

Did you ever find a way of annotating videos from PowerDirector to Youtube ... and doing the work in powerDirector?

Tom



Quote I produce DVDs with menus and chapters. But from the same projects when I tell Powerdirector to produce a file (to put on the internet) instead of a DVD, I do not get the chapters where the user can skip to the next chapter instead of trying to find it using fast-forward. Is there a way to put a chaptered video on youtube, vimeo, or anywhere on the net?
Hi Forum

I have several clips. Some have slow motion, others are at normal speed. When I add transitions to these clips (and between these clips) I loose the slow motion. In fact if I do anything to these clips (move them on the time line, add light adjustments, opacity etc.) the slow motion is lost.

How do I keep slow motion and use other features?

Thanks

Tom
Carl

Thanks for the idea about the big backdrop. I've got a large background as well ... the problem is that using 16:9 ratio, and wanting a full body shot, with 1.5 meters (7 ft) floor space, then the set needs to be at least 6 meters (18 feet) wide. My studio is not that big... and secondly, Its a challenge to get that large an area with flat lighting, especially working on a micro-budget... But I'm getting there! I'll keep you posted.

Tom





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Quote Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions. I will start experimenting. 1) I will photograph the empty studio first and use thoes photos instead of a colour board.2) I'll try the 4:3 rendering option.The
probelm is when using 16:9 the studio needs to be really wide to get a
full standing body shot.... especially when the model wants to move
around. I guess anyone with a tiny studio and wanting to work in 16:9
will face this problem... its why so many YouTube videos are filmed on
green screen, then get a 'homey' or 'dramatic' background inserted.
Again ... easy enough for a stationary model ... but a dancing teenager!Re
the model ... yes my daughter is very beutiful ... its actually her
video ... she's covering 'Starman' by Bowie for a school project.Thanks for your suggestions! I will report back.Tom
The best thing to do is to have a background that is much wider than the one you are using.

A cheap background is a king size bed sheet. Bed sheets have many colors.

There is all kinds of materials available to use for photographic backgrounds. Of course you can buy real photo backgrounds. They can be very costly.

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Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions. I will start experimenting.

1) I will photograph the empty studio first and use thoes photos instead of a colour board.

2) I'll try the 4:3 rendering option.

The probelm is when using 16:9 the studio needs to be really wide to get a full standing body shot.... especially when the model wants to move around. I guess anyone with a tiny studio and wanting to work in 16:9 will face this problem... its why so many YouTube videos are filmed on green screen, then get a 'homey' or 'dramatic' background inserted. Again ... easy enough for a stationary model ... but a dancing teenager!

Re the model ... yes my daughter is very beutiful ... its actually her video ... she's covering 'Starman' by Bowie for a school project.

Thanks for your suggestions! I will report back.

Tom





Quote Hi,

This is a bit of a quick attempt, just using PD and no other image editing software to show the principle so it would need some fine tuning.



Make a custom colour board of the best shade of white to match your backdrop - use the color picker to try different tones.

Place the custom board on Track 1

Clip/images on Track 2

Apply a mask - but the stock PD ones may not be wholly suitable, I used the feathered circular one to test.

Play around with the position and size to mask out the offending background.

In principle it works BUT a lot will depend on the lighting, the in frame movement and the shape/design of the mask.

Custom masks can be made in other image editing sofware and imported to PD.



Might be a solution??

Cheers

Adrian
Hi Forum

In my studio my white back drop is 3 meters wide. When I film in 16:9 I also film areas to the left and right of the backdrop.... so I capture areas of dirty wall, and piles of junk. I'd like to get rid of all of this so my final video looks like its in a much bigger studio... so it looks like the backdrop is 5 meters wide. I don't want any fancy effects... so the entire 16:9 screen is white.

Can someone point me in the direction of the correct tutorial or make suggestions how to do this.

Thanks.

Tom

p.s. don't know why the photo will not show.... sorry.

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Hi there... I've been using Power Director 8 to animate a short movie. Check out youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9t162q28dk

My process is to draw the image on a chalk board, then draw / erase / photograph... repeatedly to get movement. Due to a number of factors I tend to draw many more frames than needed when the image is static (i.e. I move in the picture, but the picture I am drawing stays still). When I exit the picture, and the image starts to talk it would be great to come down to approx 15 frames per second. A friend said I should use 'Motion Blur' a feature found on most animation programs. Does Power Director 8 or PD10 have a motion blur feature? I do use bluring in the frame transition from one photo to the next, and then added anti-shake on top of that which seems to help... but really don't know what the technical difference is between these features and what would be offered on an animation program.

Looking forward to your learned guidance!

Tom
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