Get Your Cape On Video Project, Part 2
God's start bringing in my video, okay? So new video layer from file bringing our dude and this time on them. I'm going to immediately bring in my audio track because let's say that's exactly the length I need this project to be so let's get that sucker in there, here's our hero theme so it's in all right, so I need to greatly reduce the length of this clip, ok? So I can fit everything in there. So now, let's, keep bringing in media this time we're going to use the little film strip icon or negative, because I want to make photo shop. Add the rest of those clips at the same time, so I'm gonna say add media click to activate the first file shift, click to activate the last file and your operating system will grab everything in between. Now, if I wanted to let's, say, import something up here, I'd use the command key on a mac or control chiana pc to activate that other file that doesn't appear, uh, sequentially in this list. Sickle heading click open for a shot, pops in those clips come ...
over here to my layers panel dragged the chicken layer to the top because we know we want him at the end double click to rename these layers if you want actually you khun tab that's another new feature in cia six you can tab when she had double click to activate the name of one layer you compress the tab key to go to the next layer name which is a nice little productivity feature so we'll call this one standing man and as you might suspect, shift tab will go backwards through your layer names ok, so we've got our layers all name they're all the same video group now let's start uh let's trim them a little bit so that we have video that is the length of our audio here we go someone a trend this guy a little bit more from him just a little bit more there so let's call that good and then we've still got a little chunk of audio into which we can use for our ending graphic okay, great opportunity for branding ok, so let's, go ahead and add uh that graphic and we can add it right here to the end of the same video track if we want. So if we want to do that we could just click the chicken layer in the layers panel because when I use the file place command the artwork is going to come in it's gonna land on a new layer directly above the currently active layer so now I can go to the a file command, click place and let's find our illustration clay place we know it's going to take uh second or two o see how fast it came in that why did it take so long the other time? Very interesting resize it if you want tio press and hold shift option on the mac or shift off on the pc to resize it both proportionately and from the inside out he was going to make it nearly as wide as that safe area and then press return when you're finished here again the reason I'm not seeing that artwork here in the previous area is because before my play head is positioned I'll have to do is move my play head over and I can see the artwork. So do you keep that in mind as you're bringing items in so now again, since I want everything to be the duration of the audio and when they click and drag to change the duration of that graphic. So now I need to add my text and my solid color adjustment layer ok, so let's go ahead and uh add that text in there so click on the other project doubleclick the text come back over here to our project position my play head where I want the text to start we're going to say about right there grab the text tool types will rather click where you want the text to be type it and the text came in inside our original video group I don't want it there someone a liberated by dragging it up and out of that group so I can make it appear at the very beginning of our video and again I'm not seeing the text because look where my play it isthe it's at the end so deby congress and where your play it is and I'm going to increase the size and this time line just a little bit I don't want my text to start when the video starts so I'm gonna change the duration of it or I could discreet it over either one here we go so now I'm going to add more text come over to my other project happy paste already got my textile active types will rather click or you want that text to appear let's say that's fine change the duration of that just a touch leave my play head where I want the next piece of text to come in I believe it's about right here go grab it click to create the type player position it position your play head where you wanted the next item to appear click to add a new type player position that text so here I'm gonna scoot this other text over olympics I don't want it coming in while that other texas still on the screen so let's go get our last a couple of pieces of text position our play hand where we want those to appear I wanted to come in right when the graphic comes in which is right here go ahead and click to add that text layer type player rather copy our uriel add that one right now we need to add are solid color adjustment layer well I know that I want it to appear on a video track underneath all that text all right or at least underneath these two pieces of text so I could since I know when I add the solid color adjustment later it's going to appear above the currently active layer I could just go ahead and click on you could be a hero which was that text because I know I want that adjustment layer to appear right there so like the half black half white circle she's solid color she's whatever color you want in this case black and it added it below those two layers because I had the wherewithal to kind of activate the correct layer in order to make it pop into place or else you could just dragging around in your layers panel it's no big deal so now we're ready to add our transitions right ok so I'm not seeing my uh my graphic so let's go ahead and move him up there we go so see how easy it is to change things around if you don't get it exactly right right out of the gate I'm going to reduce the size of my timeline panel against to make sure I've got everything in the right spot and the durations correct now we're ready to start adding transitions case let's scroll back to the beginning scroll on down and let's start popping in our transitions so we're going to start with a fade with black and then we're gonna add regular fades to both ends of our text we're gonna put a cross fade in between these clips, then we're gonna fay the text fade, the text cross fade scroll click your transition menu again cross fade regular fate on the beginning of the text regular fade on the end of the text, scroll up so you can see your other type clips or video tracks we're going to keep fading that text in and out again we're not fading the black because we want the text to appear on top of clips fade fade and fayed and faith got a couple of more fades toe ad and we'll be finished and, well script through and see what we've got eight and they all right now let's reduce the size of our timeline panel little bits we can come back up inside for our preview doubleclick the zeros in the time ruler just to make sure that we're starting it square one then we can scrub through to get an idea quickly so yes we've got a nice cross fade here here she comes here comes the text she's leaping she's leaping she's leaving text fades out cross fade fine man fades air should be a cross fade coming up here where we go chicken comes in text should be fading in text fading out new text fading in at the top text fading out all right we've got a little bit of a problem here so let's reduce the size of our timeline panel and zoom level and let's increase this and see if we can figure out where that whites coming from okay, so we have exceeded the length of our chicken clips so we're just gonna drag it out a little further there we go. Okay, so we've got a little bit of a gap in between where the chicken clip ends and our text begins and are solid color adjustment layer began so we want tio uh bring those over. So what we can do is either click here to activate it or clicking your layers panel to activate it and there was going to increase the duration of that solid color adjustment layer so now way need tio make a chicken clip a little bit longer here we dio got just a little bit of white hopefully that will get it know all right, so what we need to do here that's our text layer this is our color phil this is trouble shooting live right here s so I think we can just increase the duration of our chicken clip there we go just a little bit of playing around scooting around changing duration reduce the size of our timeline panels we can see are pretty video again, everything fades out so here I just need to increase the duration of our solid color phil layer there we go and then we will decrease the length of our graphic because it stayed on screen a little bit longer so we can actually we can either increase the length of those two pieces of text, so they all fade out together at the same time and then I increase the length of that color phil layer just so the text had plenty of time to fake completely out so that the viewers are still seeing black as the video ends. All right, I'm going to reduce the size of my zoom again. There we go. I just want to make everything the same length as the, um audio track. So with all this scrolling madness, it might be handy to have, um, you know, if you've got two monitors, you might even want to liberate this timeline panel and offloaded to a second monitor so you could always keep it nice and big so you can see what the heck is going on okay so I think what happened is I added another transition on the end of that feel later that I didn't need tio there we go okay so let's watch are finished project make sure we've got it all set up correctly way oh press the space bar maybe hide our gods so you can see how bringing in that audio track to help you kind of determine only kept us from going back and having to keep adjusting the length of the cliffs which would been in turn mean we had to adjust the length of the transitions and all that kind of stuff so it can be helpful to bring in that audio track early on in your project and again that blue line that's appearing right here those air really little blue dots and that's just letting us know that photo shop is dropping a few frames per second in order to be able tio smoothly play are with you and then we fade to black night huh? I mean that's not rocket science yesterday's trial and error and yesterday's you know finagle ing and tweaking but it's not it's not difficult once you get get into your head about trimming and changing layer stack or in order to change the order in which the clips air played and you really get comfortable with increasing the size of this timeline panel using your resume I mean you're seeing how often I'm having to do that just to affect each different thing because when you start adding and adding and adding more pieces of media, then your timeline panel gets more complicated and you're going to have to do a modicum of scrolling around to get to the place you need to be at two make your changes or figure out you know, like when we had that flash of why it where was that flash of light coming from? Well, I had a gap somewhere so I had to change my zoom level to figure out where that gap wass so any questions on that project and then we'll move on to splitting clips I think a lot of people are excited to move on to a great living clip since we've had a ton of questions about that okay with valid question an audience great go ahead yeah after we're done here you do a file save or how would you save it? Yeah oh absolutely file save as it's just a regular photo shopped documents so you would say that just like any other photoshopped document we're getting a lot of questions on but how do you do this? But how do you do that exactly like you would a regular all photoshopped document just forget that you've got video in there so it works and exactly the same way she going to save it as a file file save as photoshopped document which keeps off
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