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Depth study of Adorage - Video Tab

Depth study of Adorage - Video Tab By saby - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks: proDAD Adorage Tutorials  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Saturday, August 22, 2009
Created on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 1:16 PM

Take a look at this video :

I propose here to start a series of four tutorials that should allow you to easily make similar videos.

We begin today by the study of step Video A + B in the process of creating an effect in Adorage. I do not pretend to give explanations on all elements of the step, but we will see a good part.

Beforehand, I urge you to read the tutorial Adorage, first visit to refresh your memory. Likewise, in order to do your testing, you should create a new effect by right-clicking the catalog of effects and selecting New effect.

Video A and Video B step

These steps allow you to select the source files in Adorage. If Video A and Video B are the same then you get an effect, if they are different, it's a transition. In fact, almost, because sometimes there are exceptions.

By default, Studio will choose for Video A and Video B the clip where you want to apply an effect or clips between which you want to make a transition.

For the remainder of the tutorial, Video A and Video B are from the video OurFunVacation shipped with Studio 12. Video A is the end of the part where the little girl looks in the mirror and Video B when the pirate flag fleets to the winds.

Open the Video A tab. That is what we get :

Video A

Exploring the Properties button :


With Border left/right and Border top/bottom you can add black borders to the video :


You can apply a vertical, horizontal or diagonal mirror effect to the image with Mirror :


Finally, with Tile, you can create multi-screen. Tile horiz on 3 and Tile Vert on 2 gives this :


You can also apply an horizontal, vertical or both at the same time symmetry to the grid :


Leave one step back. At the bottom of the Video A window is a lot of settings that can apply deformations and movements in 2D to the video.

You can resize either horizontally or vertically the image with Size Hrz and Size Vert.

You can reposition the image with Position Hrz and Position Vert.

You can rotate the image with Rotation.

All this with settings sliders, areas of values to fill or directly with the mouse by manipulating the image in the window at the bottom left. In this case you can even distort the image by stretching its corners.

For example, this :


gives this :

Twisted image

All these manipulations of the image can be set for the start of the animation, its end, or remain constant from beginning to end. For this, you apply the settings to the tabs Starting position, Ending position or Starting and ending, depending on what you need to do.

For example, by choosing different parameters between the starting position and ending position we can get this kind of video :

Finally, we can determine how the parameters of the tab Starting position will change to reach those of the tab Ending position thanks to the Dynamic function :


First, you must choose what parameter you want to act. In this example, the Horizontal scaling of the video :

Horizontal scaling

Then we choose from a list the type of behavior of the parameter. Here, Bounce :


Finally, by pressing Settings you can adjust the strength of the effect (here, the amount of bounce) with the parameters Oscillation and Suppression :


Consider the following video :

The parameters are as follows : video size to 40 % at start and 80 % at the end.

If we apply the parameters of Dynamic described above we get that :

Last point, you can with Timing and its Begin and End sliders determine when and how long the Dynamic effect in the clip should apply :


Alright, that's it for today. See you soon in a new episode !

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Gert Reitner By # Gert Reitner @ Saturday, August 22, 2009 12:08 PM
I have never used the Adorage program but I am now really looking forward in this and upcoming Tutorials . I have said it many times before that for some of us NOVICES this is great and most certainly brings joy and a sense of professionalism to the outcome of this hobby which otherwise is just not available !!
Good Job !!

Frank By # Frank @ Sunday, August 23, 2009 9:22 AM
very helpful !

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