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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 8:41 AM

    • jiggyjay
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    Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    Trying to do a photo montage and have the resize effect on pictures.. I'm trying to make the clip longer but MC5 won't let me using smart tool.. Am I not able to make a clip longer or shorter after applying an effect on it? In Liquid I was easily able to do that.. 

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 8:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    jiggyjay:

     In Liquid I was easily able to do that.. 

    You cannot make clips longer than they originally are, what was the imported length of your stills and did you create handles into the source viewer before adding them to your sequense ?

     

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 10:19 AM In reply to

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    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    Thanks for the reply.. You're right looks like i'm not able to make them longer than what I originally imported them as.. But it looks like I can't make them shorter either?(looks like you can do that) I guess this is normal in MC?? I have another clip with no effects and dont have any problems reducing the length but can't do it with clips with effects on them.. Also does handles mean an in and out point?

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 10:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    Hi,

    jiggyjay:
    But it looks like I can't make them shorter either?(looks like you can do that) I guess this is normal in MC?

    No, not normal.  Can you post a screen shot?  It might help us see what the problem is.

    jiggyjay:
    Also does handles mean an in and out point?

    Handles means material before and after the in and out point.  If you've got a picture that's 30 seconds long and you want to put 10 seconds of it into your sequence, mark in and out around 10 seconds somewhere in the middle, leaving "handles" before and after your in and out points which can be used for making dissolves or trimming longer or shorter.

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    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    JJ,

    I tested with 2 tracks.
    Each video track had plenty of heads and tails. (Edit! actually they had one of each.... I meant they had long ones!)
    I added the 3D warp to the top track, resized the picture over time, with a couple of keyframes.

    I could still change the clip length with the effect added.

    I am not sure what effects you are using.

    It is possible that certain effects may not be able to be resized.

    It may also depend on whether you are using fixed or elastic keyframes.

    Actually I tried with both, and I could still lengthen/shorten the clips on the tracks.

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 11:00 AM In reply to

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    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    Sorry guys I meant to edit my post.. After posting my 2nd response I tried it again and it works fine when reducing clip lengths and now I know that whenever importing pictures its best to import at a longer time.. Thanks.. 

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    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    I actually have my default import length set to 3600 secs ( = one hour )

    Will not give you larger files into your media library and will always make it sure that your images are enough in length

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 3:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    What in placing the same picture after the first one? That would make a double length clip?

    And then there is a video mixdown possible for that this part of your TL. Insert that video mixdown and you can add effects to it. And/Or shorten the clip.

    Others may come up with more brilliant ideas.

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 3:31 PM In reply to

    Re: Can't trim clips with effects applied??

    Hi Sef,

    Sef:
    What in placing the same picture after the first one?

    As long as you leave handles to make dissolves out of or to trim longer if you need to, there's nothing wrong with just putting the clip in twice.  I'd only do this if I were pressed for time and couldn't just reimport the picture with a longer duration, but that's just me.  :)

    Sef:
    And then there is a video mixdown possible for that this part of your TL. Insert that video mixdown and you can add effects to it. And/Or shorten the clip.

    Yes, but the disadvantages of a mixdown are a) you can't batch import it if you have a hard drive problem, b) you can't trim it longer, and c) you can't make a dissolve because a mixdown doesn't have handles.  I'd suggest avoiding a mixdown in this situation.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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