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The possibilities of Studio 9 +

The possibilities of Studio 9 + By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Created on Friday, December 12, 2008 8:37 AM

Remember ... September 2004 and the bill came for around 78.00 euros, shipping included. You wondered what it was? It was the introduction of the Studio 9 PLUS update with its overlay track: a great enhancement for Studio fans.

Declic-Video helped you to explore all the new options that became available to you.

Step 1 : Better than a thousand words...

A demonstration where the "current users" recognized clips from "A Day at the Zoo" but at the time, the jet was not there...

Déclic Vidéo: "After receiving Pinnacle Studio 9 PLUS, I did some quick tests to get an idea of the power of the software. It was based on what VitalSparks had done (with his video demo "All Three tracks" that has unfortunately disappeared), except that I wanted to have moving video instead of moving images.
By combining S9 Plus and HFX, it’s possible to create moving video within the video (even the possibility of having several videos displayed simultaneously), all with a single render. Previously, it was necessary to go through several renders to get a similar result. Thank you for the second video track and showing how to apply HFX.

Here are the results of my tests (don’t expect anything extraordinary, I made it in 5 minutes. It is merely to show that it is possible to do something just a little bit sophisticated. Later we can refine the details)."

  1. PIP moving with S9+ et HFX:

  1. S9+ and overlay:

Step 2 : Making a PIP move with S9+ and HFX

It's easy, drop these on the timeline:

  • your video background on the main track;
  • drag a different video on the overlay track.

The assembling table Studio 9+

Apply the HFX effect to each video. This effect is different than the moving PIP seen in the tutorial "Create PIP (Picture in Picture) with Movement".
We must change the movement of the envelope for the PIP window so the video slides diagonally (top left to bottom right for example). This can be done very simply if you have understood and remembered this tutorial.
ATTENTION, if you use / get one of the PIPs from another tutorial, you might have to swap the "Host Video 1" media with "Host Video 2" (otherwise, the effect might not be applied to the right video track!).

After you apply an effect to each video, add a fade between each clip, as well as at the beginning and end of the clip. This allows for displaying multiple videos simultaneously on the screen.

You can find more info about the HFZ formats in the tutorial "Installer nos transitions HFX gratuites pour Pinnacle Studio 9-15".

Step 3 : S9 PLUS and Chromakey

Again, nothing difficult, just have some pictures, part of which have a uniform color to remove. Place the images on the overlay track and use the chromakey function (use the color picker that allows you to select the color to be deleted in the final render). Tweak the settings to improve transparency and voila!

And for those who never tire of creating their own PIP’s, I thought of you. You can find below in our associated link section, the TutoStudio9.zip file containing these 3 HFZ files.

  1. PIPdiago_hdroibgau.hfz
  2. PIPdiago_hgaubdroi.hfz
  3. PIP_Curve.hfz.
  4. BONUS: A pack of about twenty ready to overlay images. These images allow you to use the overlay because they have solid colors that stand out from the other colors.

Experiment and enjoy yourself!

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine-tuning}

Apply the HFX effect to each video

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R.v.O. By # R.v.O. @ Thursday, February 25, 2010 10:21 AM
Thanks for the "flash-back".
Still using S9+.
One of the best versions ever made. . . . :-)

Gert Oskar Reitner By # Gert Oskar Reitner @ Friday, March 5, 2010 4:37 PM
Real neat stuff back then . Thanks for the reminder where we came from in a relatively short time !!

Gert Oskar Reitner By # Gert Oskar Reitner @ Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:42 PM
Speaking of oldies how about a Tutorial on the Standard RTFX slow motion and backward modes ??

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, April 17, 2010 4:27 AM
Hello Gert,

If there is a real need, we might envisage to do something for slow motion and backward modes, but to my opinion, this is rather simple to use, isn't it ?
We launch this tutorial because it was an old one, ready to be published...


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