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Old November 29th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Curved Video Overlays / Curved Crops

Hi! In a short that I am editing, I want to show a scene as if it is occurring within a TV set. So I have the video and I have the TV screen. I can add the image as an overlay - however the edges are curved. I have a retro TV set. In Premiere or Ulead Video Studio (as far as I know), the overlays only allow for straight edges.
How can I edit so that the image overlay and the video inside it appears as a curved edge....

To explain this better, here is the image of the TV set I am using - any video that comes within it will be curved at the edges..

http://www.fotolia.com/id/4016370
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Old November 30th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #2
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Hi,
If the shot is static you could try isolating the shape of the TV screen in photoshop then use that to create a mask. See the attached picture for a very rough example of what i mean. It took about 2 mins in photoshop so with not a lot more work you should be able to get a cleaner version.
If the shot is moving then the easiest way i can think of would be to use the pen tool in After Effects and animate the mask shape.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #3
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I thought I saw what you needed over at digitaljuice the other day...

you might download their juicer 3 (free) and preview their products to see
if its there... could save you lots of time and money...
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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #4
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Hi Ray! I checked out the digitaljuice site and some of their tutorials.. I'm not sure which one you were referring to..

I have an avi file of some footage and I want to frame it with a static image of a retro TV - so that it looks like it is playing on the TV..

If you remember which product it was, please let me know - I'll search some more on digitaljuice - but it looks more like animation related stuff..
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Old November 30th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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well I know I saw it somewhere as it caught my eye.... I went and checked
my library and several other sites.... I have not found it again... but will
continue to look for it again and if I find it I'll post the url to ya...
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Old November 30th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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There's an easier way: Noise Industries has a couple plug-ins that will do the trick. Here's an example of just one and it's settings.
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