target on map video effect

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by manart, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. manart

    manart Guest

    Dear all,
    I'm trying to create a 'target-on-map' video effect.
    Briefly it should be a map with a square target moving on it; then the
    target stops, blinks and the map is enlarged (zoomed) in the pointing
    I guess I can use Macomedia Falsh to do that, but I want a video as
    Antbody has some suggestions? Which sw should I use?
    Thank you in advance.

    [email protected]
    manart, Oct 9, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  2. What sw do you normally use for video editing?
    Richard Crowley, Oct 9, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  3. manart

    manart Guest

    I'm just a beginner...
    Up to now I've tried evaluation version of Pinnacle Studio. I've played
    with MS movie maker too...
    I had a look at adobe premier web site ant it seems a powerful sw, but
    it costs 999$ and I cannot spend so much...
    I'm used to work with open-source sw (openoffice, gimp, ...) but it
    seems it doesn't exist a powerful free sw for video editing.

    I'm a java programmer and I also thought to implement it manually using
    java2d API... But the problem is that there's no good support for video

    What do you suggest?

    Thank you a lot.

    [email protected]
    manart, Oct 9, 2005
  4. The "elements" version of Premiere is ~ 1/10th that price.
    Isn't there a way to export video from Macromedia Flash?
    Maybe you should define what you mean by "video"?
    Is it something for a web page? Something to be edited
    into live footage onto VHS or DVD?
    Richard Crowley, Oct 9, 2005
  5. manart

    manart Guest

    Thank you so much.
    I'll take into consideration "Elements" for my work.
    Yes, it's a DVD video composed with pictures and movies.

    I'm going to dig into detail adobe products features to discover if they
    suite my purposes!

    Thank you again.

    [email protected]
    manart, Oct 9, 2005
  6. There is Cinelerra. Free open source which runs on Linux. I havent used it
    but it is supposed to be very powerful.

    Anthony Gosnell
    anthony.gosnell, Oct 10, 2005
  7. manart

    Seattle Eric Guest

    You certainly can use Flash. Just export frames from Flash and compile
    them in any editing program.
    Seattle Eric, Oct 11, 2005
  8. manart

    Seattle Eric Guest

    Imagine that.
    Seattle Eric, Oct 11, 2005
  9. There are several, a search at will turn up choices. some
    other options would include imovie and Final Cut Express on the mac,
    Avid Express on the PC,
    Alam DV, VirtualDub, A film strip done in Photoshop, pure animation
    done in any of the stop-motion animation programs like Blue Marble or
    Aztec, etc. or an animated gif done in Lemkesoft graphicconverter,
    hell, you could make this animated target on a map thing using
    POWERPOINT, if you wanted to prove some point. it wouldn't be my first
    choice though.
    nobody special, Oct 12, 2005
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.