"Titles and transitions" How to "overlay video" and NOT add to video?

jmc

Active member
The only thing I seem to be able to get VRD to do with a black title is to ADD to the video which is exactly what I do not want.

I want the "Titles overlay video" option to actually overlay the seconds of black title I specify on top of the video that is already there.
So I don't have to cut out the start of the video and then join in the black frames that I want.

How is this done?


Thanks,
jmc
 
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Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
That's not currently possible. It's something we've discussed, but haven't done yet. Right now we're basically just generating a bitmap, converting it to a short segment of video, and then stitching it to the front of the output. (or into a cut point if you're using the joiner) We don't have a way to actually overlay the bitmap onto the source video. I know it sounds easy, but with smart editing that's much more complicated then it seems. Because every frame that has a title overlaid would need to be recoded and stitched back into the source video, which complicates the logic quite a bit.
 

jmc

Active member
That's not currently possible. It's something we've discussed, but haven't done yet. Right now we're basically just generating a bitmap, converting it to a short segment of video, and then stitching it to the front of the output. (or into a cut point if you're using the joiner) We don't have a way to actually overlay the bitmap onto the source video. I know it sounds easy, but with smart editing that's much more complicated then it seems. Because every frame that has a title overlaid would need to be recoded and stitched back into the source video, which complicates the logic quite a bit.
Ok, I've found that I can cut out what I don't want and add the same amount of seconds back with the black title.

But you must zero out the Title fade in/fade out options.
They were making it a mess to try to cut 4.0 seconds and add 4.0 seconds of black.

Thank goodness the "transitions" do not seem to affect the frames added.

Oh, and a general FYI the Tools>Options>"Titles and transitions" overrides the Tools>"Title Editer" settings...that was confusing for a while!

Thank you, Slowly getting there...
 
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