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Using Image as Background [ANSWER]

Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 9:51pm

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DavidLittlefield

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I have a still image that I would like to put as my background (In the stead of green on my movie i'm putting over it). But when I put an image on the timeline, it is only on for 1 frame, is there a way I can make it last for as long as I want? It would be great for some help.
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 9:59pm

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The Stretch tool can drag it out so it is longer. Information on how to use this tool is in the manuals and video tutorials.

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Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 10:00pm

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A manual would be great for some help.

Right-click on the image on the timeline, and select duration. Then change it.
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 10:08pm

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DavidLittlefield

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I tried setting the duration, it didn't do anything. I read the manual and couldn't find anything on it.
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 10:13pm

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Garrison

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Interesting. When I import images, they last for about 100 frames automatically.
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 10:13pm

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DavidLittlefield

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hmmm, Do you click import image stream when the program opens up?
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 10:17pm

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Ok, I see. I had to right click and set the duration under "Set Speed" instead of "Set Duration" (Which, seems to be me, would have been the obvious choice). But thanks everybody for their help!
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 10:31pm

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Import image stream is designed for importing an entire sequence of images, so it defaults each image to last one frame. If you want to import a single image to last for a while, just use the import media option. Then it will default to a longer timespan, as mentioned.
Posted: Mon, 16th Oct 2006, 12:28am

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mojaba

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Here's an idea... Use your movie editor and import the image, them copy it and make a short movie from the image. I just tried this on my demo copy and it worked. I use Sony Vegas 7, but I did this on Windows Movie Maker ...it was easy
Posted: Mon, 16th Oct 2006, 2:16am

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mojaba wrote:

Here's an idea... Use your movie editor and import the image, them copy it and make a short movie from the image. I just tried this on my demo copy and it worked. I use Sony Vegas 7, but I did this on Windows Movie Maker ...it was easy
It would work, but it's a lengthy and unnecessary way to do this. The tools to extend the length of a still image are within the fxhome programs so might as well make use of them. smile

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Posted: Mon, 16th Oct 2006, 11:08am

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FXhomer11017 wrote:

Ok, I see. I had to right click and set the duration under "Set Speed" instead of "Set Duration"
No. The "Set Speed" does literally what it says. It speeds up or slows down the frame rate of the clip being worked on. The way I use images is to just create a .jpg or .png or whatever format file, store it in an easy to find location, then use the Media choice (look for the blue folder up above the toolbox when you select the Media tab) and navigate to the folder where you stored your image and select it that way. Once you have it on the timeline you can either click to drag it out longer, or right click and pick the duration, as previously mentioned.
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 11:44pm

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DavidLittlefield

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Thanks guys, it's working fine now.