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  • Tue, Apr 25 2017 2:25 PM

    • seven11video
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    Can I add multiple clips to a particular length of time in timeline

    I produce a weekly real estate show and am looking for a way to shorten one of the more legthy tasks- and that is adding pictures of properties to the timeline.

    For example, if the property description voice over is 50 seconds long, and I have 8 pictures of the property to use within that 50 second time frame, I will add the first picture and splice it up 7 times to create 8 total sections, then replace the remaining 7 sections with the remaining property pictures.  I'm thinking there has to be a better way to accomplish this.

    i've tried experimenting but to no avail.  Can anyone please offer a tip or trick?  It would be greatly appreciated!

     

    Chris

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  • Tue, Apr 25 2017 3:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Can I add multiple clips to a particular length of time in timeline

    Hi,

    You could mark durations on the pictures first and then drag them to the timeline.

    1. Put the bin with the pics into script view.

    2. Select the pictures.

    3. Press I to mark in on all the pics.

    4. Use Forward 10 Frames/Forward 1 Frame to move forward however far you need to.

    5. Press O to mark out on all the pics.

    6. Put the blue position indicator where you want the pics to start.

    7. Drag the pics you selected in step 2 to the timeline.

    Hope that helps. If you need to do dissolves between the pics, add step 2a - Use Forward 10 Frames to move into the selected pics enough frames to provide handles for dissolves.

     

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  • Thu, Apr 27 2017 1:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Can I add multiple clips to a particular length of time in timeline

    What I do is:

    1. Load a section of filler.  For example, 50 secs.

    2. Use the ad edit tool (razor) to divide it into sections.  For example, 8 equal sections

    3. Drag and drop the pan and scan effect to each of the individual sections from step 2.

    4. Import each individual pictures from within the pan and scan effect, using the effect editor.  Then you can do a slow pan, zoom, etc. to your heart's content. 

    You can place the filler (step 1) on a track above the other video tracks, if you wish.  Sometimes I put them over an animated background when making musical slideshows.

    To speed things up, program a key on the keyboard for the add edit tool. I chose the semicolon key.

    Hope this helps.

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