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  • Mon, Mar 22 2010 4:44 PM

    • ryguy
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    advanced overlays

    Hi i am working in Avid DVD and it is the newest version. I am building a menu for a project and want to use a graphical representation of a hand in full color as the overlay in order to select the various menu options. However when i bring the overlay in to Avid DVD it will only let me have the shape of the hand and makes it one solid color (ie. red, blue, green) instead of letting me use the natural color of the graphic.


    so how can i get this to work properly? is there an advanced overlay feature or what. help is much appreciated! Thanks



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  • Tue, Mar 23 2010 4:19 PM In reply to

    • Brian Suttie
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    Re: advanced overlays

    It's a limitation of the DVD spec, not of the software.

    A DVD video overlay is only 2bits deep so can only be one of four colours - and one of those needs to be transparent to let the background show through.

    You simply can't have a full colour overlay



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