Hello Marvelous Movie Making Minds,
I am working with Adobe Premiere 6 on a Windows 7 machine.
How can I blend two video clips where they join side by side in one movie?
I know how to place two or more video clips together in the same movie, but how can I give them a bit of a blend just where they join?
I have a PDF instruction manual and the built-in web browser instructions. In the instruction manual in "Chapter 7: Superimposing and Compositing" it talks about the transparency of any video clip, and I understand that... but I don't want to make one or the other video clip transparent anyplace except where the two video clips join together with perhaps a bit of overlap.
I'd like to make a little blur just where the two videos join in the middle... is this possible?
Thanks for your reply, but I think I'm not being clear enough about what I'm trying to do.
I do not want to do a crossfade of two clips fading from one to another... I know how to do that.
I have included screenshots with descriptions of what I'm trying for below... I want to feather the seam between two video clips that are placed in the video frame at the same time, with each of them at half size so they fit in to the frame at the same time.
I already know how to get two clips in to the frame at the same time, as you can see from my screenshot and description of Premiere's project window below... I just don't know how to get a feathered edge where the two video clips meet... that's what I'm trying to do.
In the second screenshot below, I created the feathered edge effect in Photoshop where the two clips join together in the same frame for an example of what I'd like to accomplish.
Please see below...
Aha that kind of blending.
Have not used 6.5 in a loooooooong time.
So this is from memory, hope i get this right.
Set the two clip on top of each other
Make a matte in Photoshop and superimpose this over the two clips.
Go to the Transparancy Settings and set the top clip in video 2 to Alpha key.
Screendump for matte:
The right side is made black just for the forum but should be transparant.
I think I'm following you... but should the Photoshop matte fade from white on one side to transparent on the other side?
If I put that on top of my two side by side video clips with the transparency setting set to "Alpha Key", woundn't that just make a white block on the left that feathers in to my video clip on the right in the final video?
Yes, I got that part about the black just representing transparency in your sample shot.
I just tried it with white fading in to transparency in the Photoshop matte and I end up with a white block on top of my video clip on the left that feathers in to my video clip on the left, showing a slight bit of the far right side of my clip on the left where the feather is.
In the "Transparency Settings" dialog panel under "Key Type:" I have choices of "Alpha Channel" and "White Alpha Matte" and a bunch of others... but "Alpha Channel" just gives me the white block with the feathered edge on top of my video on the left (as I suspected it would) and the "White Alpha Matte" setting gives me a white block with the feathered edge on top of all black.
Should I use one of the other "Key Type:" settings in the "Transpacency Settings" dialog panel?
I do not have an actual setting called, "Alpha Key" under the "Key Type:" settings as you describe.
I'm close but still not quite there.
When I select "Multiply" under the "Key Type:" settings, I get my video clip showing up on the left with it's feathered edge in tact, but then everything else is black... blocking out my video clip on the right.
This is with the Photoshop matte layer in white fading in to transparency and nothing else... no other layers in that PSD.
Here is a screenshot showing my settings and what I get in the preview...
If I set the "Cutoff" slider to, say, "Cutoff = 25" at the bottom of the "Transparency Settings" dialog box, I get my video on the right side showing up, but it is transparent to a black background so it just looks thin and dark... I'm not figuring out how to get both video clips to show up at 100% brightness with the feathered edge in between. I tried all of the "Key Type:" settings in the "Transparency Settings" dialog.
I'm so close with the feathered edge showing up, but just need to see my video on the right.
With the "Key Type:" set to "Chroma" and the settings below set as seen in this screenshot, I am also very, very close, with the video on the left showing its feathered edge, but instead of fading in to the video on the right, it fades to black and then shows the video on the right, not showing the feather of where they overlap... and they are overlapping, both of them set to 53% size so they will overlap.
Well, I'm very close this way... the feathered edge is showing up with a combination of different settings, but it just isn't showing the video on the right (and/or) the feather shows up as fading to black instead of showing the edge of the video on the right behind it.
I can see that your method of placing this matte over the top is the way to do it, but the "Key Type:" settings are the solution, in one way or another.
I'm also thinking that another matte of some different type could also be a solution... I thought of placing another matte on another video track on top of the second video on the right, but it seems that would block out the video on the left.
If you can remember the rest of the solution that you have given me part of, please let me know.
What do you mean, "There also should be a split screen..." ?
I got it !
I set the "Key Type:" setting at "Chroma" with the settings as they are in my last screenshot above, with "Similarity", "Blend" and "Threshold" set = "100" and "Cutoff" = "0", then the other requirement is to have the video on the left that I have the white matte placed over the top of set to "Track Matte" in the "Key Type:" setting.
That allows both videos to show through and the feathered edge to be transparent over the top of the video on the right side, in my test project.
See the hybrid screenshot below.
Thanks for setting me on the right path to finding my answer, with a bit of my own experimentation to finish the digital detective work.