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Old October 25th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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resizing video or making transparency

I have a photo of a movie theatre screen (.png). I want video to play within the screen window.

Is there a way to make an area of the screen in the photo transparent within vegas?

I have used pan and crop and overlayed video in the past for this kind of thing, but the widescreen size of this screen makes it hard with 4:3 video.
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You can make a transparent area many ways. If the screen is stationary, probably the BEST option would be to turn on Bezier masking in Pan/Crop.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #3
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Yes it is stationary, and while I knew I could take the image into Fireworks (or Photoshop) etc, I wanted to see if it could be done in Vegas.

Thank you very much Edward...I'm anxious to try the bezier tool, I know nothing about it.


Edward, or anyone, is there a minimum or ideal resolution for photos used in Vegas?
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Generally speaking, the same size as your video. For standard SD NTSC, that would be 720x480 but taking into account square vs non-square pixels, that's 655x480 for the minimum size if you don't need to zoom in.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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