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Old March 22nd, 2008, 05:44 AM   #1
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"Camcorder Overlay"

Hi,

Tried searching but without success ... in Movie Studio, I want to overlay "Camcorder Info" on a shot, e.g. "Record", Battery Level icon, time, etc. Is there a template for this already out there somewhere? One that would actually show the clock changing / battery running out would be very cool as well!

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:00 AM   #2
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You would need to create whatever you wanted the overlay to look like. Alternately, record the analog output of the camera with the display info turned ON.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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Shoot a plain background (black, white, blue, green) and you could key it out afterwards.
IMO, it's best to do this outdoors so that it's evenly lit. After all, the sun is a great light source :-)
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:22 AM   #4
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Another option that I used is to copy the symbols from the user manual. Ideally, this should be in electronic (pdf) format.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:48 AM   #5
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Thanks John - never thought of that one - duh!

Appreciate everyone's help so far!
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Old April 8th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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If anyone need it, here is a .veg containing a starting point.

www.vedolin.com/rec.veg
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