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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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Adding a shadow to a movie in DVDA

Hi all

On the menu page I want a movie to play in the background on top of one of the DVDA supplied backgrounds. I've created and rendered to .avi in Vegas. I then Insert it as a graphic with a style of "Animation" in DVDA4. I can then resize it etc and that works great. But what I'd like to do is to put an offset shadow behind it to lift it off the page a little. But I can't work out how to do it!! I know i can do it in Vegas with track motion and 2D shadow and that gives m the effect I want - but if I then import that into DVDA I also get the black background from the Vegas frame - like this

(Of course on a black background you can't actually see a black shadow.) I can't crop because the shadow makes it an irregular shape.

I guess what I really want is to render in Vegas but with the background invisible. Is this possible?

Thanx

Ian
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Old January 15th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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You can render from Vegas as an Uncompressed AVI with an alpha channel. I've never tried using one of those in a DVDA menu, though. Would be interesting to see what your results are.
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