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Old April 27th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Where did the clip filter go since PPRO 2.0?

Under the transform section of the filters in Premiere Pro 2 there was a handy little filter called clip. This resided just above the crop filter. It worked about the same as crop but it would fill in the area that crop deleted with a solid color of your choice. I would use black to create a border. A typical setting would look like this:

clip filter----
top: 2 pixels
bottom: 2 pixels
left: 2 pixels
right: 2 pixels
color: black

This would create a 2 pixel black border around the entire image. Now this may seem odd at first but I use this all the time to frame smaller SD videos and images inside of HD projects with animated HD backgrounds and text. It was quick and easy and part of Premiere that I used "everyday" at my job creating motion graphics.

It is gone, gone, gone in CS3 and CS4 and there appears to be no easy replacement for this method. Surely I can create masks and such in Photoshop and AE but when I need this tool I usually apply it to dozens of clips that are animated and moving around and I do not need to be keyframing a matching border to follow it, especially since time is critical as clients are very frugal these days. When they ask why we billed them more do I tell them that Adobe took away features and now I have to do this manually so they have to pay more? :)

Any ideas how to get this functionality back in CS3/4 or a manageable work around.

I just want a black border on individual images and videos that will automatically follow them when I animate them in Premiere.

Thanks all.

Marty
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Old April 28th, 2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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Marty,
there is a workround in CS3.
I've just tried it:

1/ place a colour matte or background clip on video 1.
2/ place the clip to be treated (resized) on video 3.
3/ place black (or any colour you choose) on video 2 and resize it to give the size of border you want. You can even apply Gaussian blur if you wish.

If you have any keyframed movement etc on your main clip on video 3, you can copy and then paste attributes to the border on video 2.

As I said, its a workround...
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