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Old January 17th, 2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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GL2 Title Mix Video Tutorial

My name is Tustin Larson, and I reside in Palm Springs, CA. I have been in the DV field for 4 years now. I started out doing video for City Council meetings, and other city sponsored events. Within the last year I have purchased all of my own equipment and have become a Freelance Videographer. I love my GL2 and would recommend all DV professionals to get at least one!

I created this tutorial to help all the GL2 owners out there understand the Title Mix tool. Whether you decide to use it or not, at least you will know how! If you have any questions about the tutorial, please email me at tlarson@cathedralcity.gov.

Please keep in mind that this video is 13 minutes long, so to keep the file size down the quality suffered a little bit. I have the 400+ mb
Divx file if you really want it that bad. :)

http://www.ccpronline.com/Tutorial.wmv - click here for the video

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Old January 20th, 2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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Very nice tutorial, I'll have to try that out when I get my GL2.

What's the setting called where you record the information that is on the lcd along with the video?

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Old January 20th, 2003, 10:27 PM   #3
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Very nice tutorial; you can see you put some time into it. I'm sure everyone here will appreciate it--I know I do.

It's also interesting, because just a short while back I was reading another thread on this forum that mentioned how DuArt Labs in NYC recommended that if you're shooting DV for upsizing to film, to not bother with widescreen or anamorphic adapters... to just crop appropriately to the 16:9 format. I suppose this method mentioned in this tutorial would be a good way to do that yes? I mean, I doubt too many people will be using the GL2 to upsize to film, but that's not my point ;)

Tustin, since you have your 16:9 frame already created to (I'm assuming) the exact correct dimensions, would it be possible for you to post that image for us to download? I know, I'm lazy ;)

But I am also going to give it a go and have some fun trying the logo thing as you showed in the tutorial.

Thanks!

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I love the edit feature... Here's the url for that thread

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Old January 21st, 2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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Imran,
If Tustin is unable to do so, I can send you a Photoshop file that features a 16:9 matte on a 720x480 frame. The center is already set as an alpha channel. (This is actually very easy to produce with nle's such as Final Cut Pro.)
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Old January 21st, 2003, 12:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for making a somewhat confusing feature seem simple!
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Old January 21st, 2003, 07:54 AM   #6
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Tustin,
Nice tutorial work.

When I follow your steps and go to Title Mix in the cam, it shows one that I created via the cam and it says there is another one but the image shows as an "X" and you can't select it.

I made sure the image size was 640x480 and am puzzled what I missed.

Any thoughts?
Thanks for your efforts.
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Old January 21st, 2003, 08:12 AM   #7
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Tustin's Tute!

Tustin - Great Tute! I wish all tutes came with such simple video graphics . . I'm using Veags Video - we have a few tutes that come near what you do. I like your reassuring comments in the voice-over.

Thanks again

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Old January 21st, 2003, 09:25 AM   #8
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Ken, I tried emailing you at the address in your profile and it got bounced back to me. Is that a problem with you or me?
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Old January 21st, 2003, 10:44 AM   #9
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Imran (and all),
Sorry for the snafu; late night posting can be a precarious undertaking.

But meanwhile I have whipped-up an even better solution. Taking Jeff Donald's lead on a separate matter, I finally got around to setting-up my .Mac homepage for file sharing.

Simply go to http://homepage.mac.com/kentanaka1/. You'll see a folder (the only one right now) called "Handy Files for DV Editing". Click on that then click on the "16:9 Matte.psd" download button to grab the matte.

Have fun!
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Old January 21st, 2003, 10:53 AM   #10
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Love the picture of 'Grant Park' in the file...

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Old January 21st, 2003, 10:59 AM   #11
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Oops, forgot about that layer. <g> It's actually a frame from a short video holiday card I sent to friends and family living in warm climates. It helps remind them what seasonal changes look like. <g>

Glad you got the file and I hope it helps you out.

Please help yourselves, anyone else.
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Old January 21st, 2003, 11:23 AM   #12
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Hello Everyone,
Thank you for the comments. Thank you for taking the time to check out the tutorial, and am glad you liked it. I am at work right now... so I will have to wait to go home before I can post the letterbox bars picture. It is already set for luma keying.

Talk to you soon,
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Old January 21st, 2003, 01:54 PM   #13
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Thanx Ken for making that great 16:9 matte file. Unfortunetly it won't work for this application. This camera keys out by Luma Keying. So where you have a transparent alpha channel, this camera needs to see RGB 000 BLACK.

I have created a 16:9 Letterbox file for all you guys. It is ready to go, all you have to do is tranfer it to the SD/MMC Card, and select title mix.

You can download it here http://www.ccpronline.com/USR00005.jpg

Thanx,
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Old January 26th, 2003, 03:17 PM   #14
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Thank you for the template. When I turn on my 16:9 guides on the GL2 the guides don't agree with the title/mix. The guides are further into the image than the titile.

Any ideas as to why?

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Old January 27th, 2003, 01:36 AM   #15
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Howdy from Texas,

<< The guides are further into the image than the title. >>

That's just Canon playing it safe. I wouldn't be concerned about it.
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