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Playback Options for differnt layers [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2008, 1:01am

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GreatBiscuit

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I have a three layer matte shot and need for layer 1 to freeze/pause first, then layer 2 a few seconds later, and layer 3 to keep going throughout the clip. Can this be done solely via VisionLab Studio or does it have to be done by trimming the video clips in an NLE and using a still frame screen capture at the pause points?

That was a bit obscure - here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I have a shot with three actors, two of which are frozen in place at diffent points. The footage is 3 seperate green screen shots. I want to have the shot of the first actor pause (in essence "freezing" the actor) while shots 2 and three keep playing, then shot 2 to freeze while shot three keeps playing.

Hope that makes more sense.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2008, 6:15am

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Axeman

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The trick to doing this all in VisionLab would simply be to have a still image of the frame at which each of your actors freezes, and import those along with the clips. So right at the end of the clip of actor 1, place the still frame of actor 1 (which would actually be the same frame again) and stretch that frame out to last as long as the scene. Then do the same for actor 2.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jul 2008, 10:57am

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Simon K Jones

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You don't even necessarily need to have a still image. Just have a copy of the clip, crop it to the last frame, then change its speed to last the required time.