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#1 David Cunningham

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:13 AM

Hi All,

 

How would I go about doing a projector window mask like I have in this clip:

 

 

 

I cannot figure out how to do it in Adobe Premiere.  I switched to the CS6 Create Cloud a few weeks ago.  I had previously been doing this in Final Cut Pro Studio 7.  This is the only thing so far that has not proven to be faster, better, or easier.  

 

I've seen some things about doing this with PIP.  But, I'd rather not do that.  Seems silly!

 

Hope you can help.

 

Thanks!


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:25 AM

Go into the title designer (file>new>title, or CTRL+T)

 

Draw a white round-edged rectangle using the drawing tools (top right icon in the shape tools at the left of the title designer, by default)

 

Put that title above your target video clip.

 

Apply the Track Matte key (search for "track" in the effects panel) to the target video clip and set the target of the track matte to the track you put the title in.

 

I think it's a bit classier if you blur the title slightly to give it a soft edge. This can all be done in a way that will GPU render in realtime (use Gaussian Blur). You may of course need to scale or move the underlying video to fit the frame appropriately.

 

P

 

PS - yes, you could take the position that using the title designer like this is a bit of a workaround, but it's quick and it's there within the same software. You could just as easily draw the mask in Photoshop or whatever.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for the tip Phil,

 

Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to make the rounded edge rectangle have sharp enough rounded edges...  The roundness is wide and sweeping.  Am I describing this right?

 

Dave


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Ok... i figured out to use fillet size to fix that problem...

 

But, I'm stuck.  How do I get from the title I've just created to actually masking the video?


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

Figured it out!  Thans Phil.  That works.


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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Glad to see we got there in the end  :)


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