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Old May 15th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #16
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Bladwin, the masks can indeed be right-angle points instead of Bezier's. Just click once on each anchor instead of holding down the button (unless there's an override in the options). Once the mask is close to where you want it, then set the grid spacing to a smaller number, then drag the four corners (with the normal edit tool) to make them square and orthogonal.

I just tried this and it works great. OK, it's nothing near as comprehensive (nor as intuitive) as After Effects, but certainly better than PPro (that can't even feather a mask).

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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #17
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Baldwin, I've done what I TIHNK you want without using Beziers.

Please email me 4 pngs that represent your 4 videos and I'll set up a VEG for you. All you need to do then is replace the STILLS with VIDS.

I have also emailed you with my UK-tel number. Is that Manchester UK?

I do feel we ARE getting there!

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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #18
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. .and I've just done it in BEZIER!! MAssive Tool!! Massif!

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Old May 15th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #19
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beziers

ive just had a very informative webcam lesson with Graham re Beziers in Vegas and it turns out it can do all that i require plus more, and isnt as fiddly as i thought. I wasnt aware that you could separately select/deselect each or several of the anchors (by right-clicking) and so had previously ended up drawing random curves everywhere rather than just dragging the corners of the shape around...

many thanks for the help graham and everyone else who's posted.

so... here we go with editing this opening sequence in vegas! for anyone interested in my project there's a trailer on the website http://www.25gsmovie.com we shot it HD on a Z1. I cut the trail in Vegas and outputted it in SD although am editing the film (against much of the advice ive read about using intermediates) in native HDV.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #20
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As for the beer, I'm here in beer-nirvana (Colorado), so I've developed a pretty keen taste for the high-end stuff. Not to toot my own horn, but I also have this little beer-related sideline I do: http://www.beeriodic.com/ In your neck of the woods, there's a place called Big River Grille & Brewing that has a special spot on the Table (see attachment). Anyways, you can buy me an Iron Horse Stout there if I'm ever passing through.
What a small world. Big River is only 3 miles or so from here.

Iron Horse Stout it is.
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