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Posted: Wed, 16th Mar 2011, 1:04pm

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BellaSiena

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Hello,

Any help would be appreciated on the following question. I have three objects on three separate timelines. (#1) a 60 sec .mov video with green chroma key background. (#2) 33 second still background image. (#3) 33 second background image. I have (#2) and (#3) over lapping each other in the timeline by three seconds. I would like to Fade-out (#2) image at its end while (#3) image Fades-in. I am new to CompositeLab Pro and have no additional plugins or effects.

I would appreciate any advice or direction anyone could provide. I checked Youtube for a video but could not find anything.

Thank you!

Gary
Posted: Wed, 16th Mar 2011, 4:50pm

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Axeman

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I'll assume #2 is above #3 on the timeline, for the purpose of this explanation. In the Grade toolset of #2, add a Transparency filter. Now, move the playhead on the timeline to the frame, 3 seconds from the end, where you want the fade to begin. Set the Transparency control to 0, so the clip is still fully opaque. Now, move the playhead to the last frame of the clip, and set the Transparency control to 100, so it is completely transparent.

There you go, You have just keyframed the transparency, so the clip will fade out over the course of three seconds, revealing the other clip below it. If you have #3 above #2 on the timeline, then the process is basically the same; just add the transparency to whichever clip is on top.
Posted: Fri, 18th Mar 2011, 3:29am

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BellaSiena

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Thank you very much! It worked perfectly. Now I need to work on compression. Thanks again! G