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    • tjgiardi
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    Media Composer: Adjusting Image Size, Subtitling, Logos, and Transitions

    Hi everyone,

    I'm sorry if I should be asking a few separate questions, but this is easiest for me. I am working on a webcast project that requires me to edit a video. Here is exactly what i'm working on:

    I'm having a few problems in Media Composer, please help if you can:

    1) Quick Transitions are not working on 1 video clip against another clip, im assuming because clip 1 is a .mov with audio and clip 2 is a .psd with audio track not beginning until a few seconds after start of video. The error message i'm getting is saying not enough handles, but using the custom option, I can't adjust anything anyway, no matter where I place the cursor to place a transition between the two clips.

    2) I have a .psd file that was imported as a title page and for some reason when I resize the image to fit how I want it, its blurred. This shouldn't happen, as it doesn't in iMovie and resolution was fine prior to importing in media composer.

    3) I need some help with subtitling. When the two kids are singing this song in the video, words should be highlighted in yellow and white, the settings are very tricky to me.

    4) I need to import a .psd logo which will be a PIP (picture in picture) sitting in the corner of the video. How do I do this? And how do i resize/rotate the imported logo image?

    In conclusion, I'd really appreicate some general help on all of this! The video above, was edited in iMovie, and I wasn't able to address three things because of iMovies limitations, thats why i'm using Avid. Thanks!

  • Thu, Jul 3 2014 3:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer: Adjusting Image Size, Subtitling, Logos, and Transitions

    It appears to me that you could benefit from viewing a few of the many video tutorials here on the forum.

    There are also hundreds of MC tutorials here.

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    Re: Media Composer: Adjusting Image Size, Subtitling, Logos, and Transitions

    When you cut 2 shots together you have to leave unused material at the end of the first shot and unused material at the start of the seocnd shot. These are the handles the transition needs to use, Hard cutting two shots leaves no handles.

    Either re-cut using in and out points a short way into the content or trim.

    The logo probably needs an alpha channel and to come in as a matte clip to be keyed over the background. not a PIP.

    The title tool is the simplest way to do what you want but it is limited so you may want to look at otehr options.

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  • Thu, Jul 3 2014 5:58 PM In reply to

    • Tom Pearson
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    Re: Media Composer: Adjusting Image Size, Subtitling, Logos, and Transitions

    as for resolution is  fine just what res is it?  And have you tried to make it a 4k resolution and then convert  it to a jpeg in photoshop  and use pan and zoom in avid to size it to the size you need? 

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