What product did they use to make this?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by john_20_28_2000, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. I promise, i am not advertising. Look here:

    http://www.essenceoflifevideo.com/memorial/index.html

    go to the demo on the left. It says it is in Flash, but I didn't know
    what they might have originally made the movie in. I am capturing a
    lot of video and stills right now and would like to be able to have
    these effects, without having to pay $199 for 40 pictures. Thank you
    for any help.
     
    john_20_28_2000, Dec 25, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    Not sure exactly what they used, but I created something
    similar a couple of months ago as a memorial to my mom
    with ProShow Gold from photodex ( http://www.photodex.com )
    and was happy with the result - it will burn directly to a
    DVD if you have a burner or make an .exe file that works
    well on your pc. Some of the effects they used there
    are not in ProShow, but you can do it with most video
    editors - you put the photos or video clips in a 2d or
    3d "frame" and overlay that on whatever you choose for
    the background image or video. I'm sure I could do it with
    Ulead's Media Studio Pro and I would expect you could
    create the same effect in Sony Movie Factory (Vegas),
    Vegas (the full version) or Premiere in some way shape or
    form. Check out ProShow though -- fairly inexpensive and
    does a good job. Once you make the DVD, you can make
    as many copies as you want. The first thing you need to
    learn when making any sort of video like that (especially
    a memorial) is; the object of the video is to present your
    project in a manner that works for the people watching;
    many first timers seem to think the object is to see if they
    can use all of the available transitions and special effects
    in the program in one video -- drives the viewers nuts !!!
    Pick several that work for what you are doing and stick
    with them.

    mikey
     
    Mike F, Dec 25, 2004
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    Chris M Guest

    I promise, i am not advertising. Look here:
    It's only the streaming video sample that's in Flash. The video itself is
    probably made in something like After Effects.
     
    Chris M, Dec 25, 2004
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    TonyP Guest

    From the looks of it, it can be done in any of the "major" NLE programs
    (ie: Liquid Edition, Premiere Pro, Vegas, etc..). Motion background with
    framed stills moving in 3d axis.
    The question is, are you willing to learn how to do this in these
    programs, which are more costly than the price of what they are
    offering. And don't forget the learning curve.
    They did a nice job in producing a moving montage and offer the
    streaming video online to others.
    Sometimes, it is better to not reinvent the wheel.

    Look at this site. I have their 3D-Album which I bought a couple of
    years ago. It is easy to use and there is some limited customization.
    You would have to email them to see if they have something that you
    would like. You can burn to DVD's or .avi's.
    http://www.3d-album.com/
     
    TonyP, Dec 25, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    It looks like many of the features of the Movie Edit Pro
    are in the Video Deluxe 2.0 Plus. If you froogle on "Magix
    Video Deluxe 2.0 Plus" you can find it for less that $15 US.
    (I have seen it for $9.95) You could try that out and if you
    like it, but want the new features, you could use an upgrade
    discount. It might be that the 2.0 plus has all the features
    you need.

    It has 32 tracks available to add effects, text, audio and/or
    video. You can use Chroma, Green or Blue scene/box to
    overlay the video tracks. Check out the demo project that
    comes with it.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Dec 25, 2004
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  6. Thanks (to all). I looked at all the programs mentioned and the
    photodex looks the closest and the easiest. Haven't tried the demo
    yet. I was interested in the Magix product, but they didn't have any
    demo of a finished work. Photodex did.
     
    john_20_28_2000, Dec 26, 2004
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    MediaBLITZ Guest

    Well I can't guarantee this is what they used, but I could replicate that
    exactly with Avid Xpress Pro. Looks like a few Jump Backs back grounds and
    then 3D PIP w/frame effect. That gives you that cool rotation of the image
    (via key frames). What they didn't do, which would have been a nice touch,
    is add a soft shadow to the frame as it floats around.

    Music sounds like it could be from Sonic Fire Pro, which now ships with
    Avid.
     
    MediaBLITZ, Dec 26, 2004
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  8. No wonder they charge $199. Avid Xpress Pro, costs $1,695.00! Well
    worth it, I'm sure, but too much for me.
     
    john_20_28_2000, Dec 27, 2004
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  9. Another thing I noticed was the multiple pictures on one slide. Can't
    do that in photodex that I have been able to find. Maybe the high
    dollar ones are the only answer.
     
    john_20_28_2000, Dec 27, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    See the notice in the rec.photo.digital newsgroup today
    about several people having problems with the latest
    version of photodex ProShow Gold. They have had
    a problem with build 1592 (apparently just came out)
    They said they have not had a problem with the 1591
    build version (which is what I have). I'm sure they
    will fix it ASAP, but I think I'll give it a few to see since
    I have got my Christmas projects done now !!! Yeah!!

    mikey
     
    Mike F, Dec 27, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    Ooops -- my bad -- it was over in the alt.video.dvdr
    group this was being discussed. The orig. post was
     
    Mike F, Dec 27, 2004
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    Harry Putnam Guest

    Canopus makes a tool called Imaginate that can do cool stuff with
    stills. Not sure it can duplicate all of that but the picture
    panning, rotations and much more are what it is designed to do.
     
    Harry Putnam, Dec 29, 2004
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  13. Maybe it is custom software. Ulead Multimedia pro is nice, but haven't
    been able to duplicate yet (with the trial anyway). Thanks again. I
    haven't made my decision yet.
     
    john_20_28_2000, Dec 30, 2004
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    bd Guest

    bd, Jan 2, 2005
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