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Cutting objects in half within the frame... [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 10th May 2006, 10:13pm

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ryanprickle

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I know effectslab isn't really meant for this sort of thing but, is there a way to cut clips? Like to cut it in half like so I could put one side somewhere on the canvas and the other side somewhere else?

Thanks,
Ryan
Posted: Wed, 10th May 2006, 10:43pm

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Hendo

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Yes, you can use the 'Crop' tool for this. It's a button located on the timeline, above the names of your objects, near the Arrow Pointer button. The manual has screenshots and explanations of it (from memory).
Posted: Wed, 10th May 2006, 10:57pm

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ryanprickle

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What I mean is, like cut the actual footage in half, not the footage running time. Like for instance if you have footage of me standing, I want to sort of manipulate it and cut it in half so only half of my body is showing. I didn't mean cut the time of the clip shorter.

Cheers,
Ryan
Posted: Wed, 10th May 2006, 11:39pm

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In that case, I think masks (or garbage mattes) are the answer.

If you duplicate the clip on the timeline, you can mask out one half of the 1st clip, and then mask out the other half of the 2nd clip. If you use garbage mattes then the "masking" will remain consistent when you adjust the quad/scale/rotation.

EDIT - Sorry, forgot you were using EffectsLab. ELab doesn't have garbage mattes, so you'll have to use masks.
Posted: Thu, 11th May 2006, 2:08am

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ryanprickle

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Thanks a bunch!

Cheeers,
Ryan