I would do your "spherical line" in Photoshop, and it would basically be a Path in Vector, along the longitude/latitude of the globe.
Going way, way back, I bought many "globe" images, both NASA photographs, and also artists' renderings of various hemispheres. While I have never done the "trip path" on them, it would be easy with the PS Pen Tool, and the creation of a Path, that would be Stroked on a Layer, then Imported as a Sequence, into PrPro. To "reveal" the trip route, you might want to use Layer Masks and Layer Comps from PS, sort of like doing "handwriting" on an Image.
Thanks for you help. However, to make this look like what I saw, the globe has to be 3d and the path has to curve around the globe and the globe has to rotate if I'm going say from Chicago to Rome. I think it's more of an After Effects type thing.
I was surprised that this was included in the iMovie program. I could probably make it in After effects using CC Sphere, but was looking for an easier way.
Also, duplicate your line and offset it in 3D space, change it's color to a soft gray to make it look like a shadow.
Yeh, forgot about that.
No need to duplicate, when in the titler use the shadow.
The line is not a line but the rounded rectangular tool to get round ends.
I purchased rotating earth project (PP)for $3.99 from the site below.
A Rotating Title Around a Rotating Earth Template (Loop)
What I enjoyed is The map used here is flat layer in psd.The way it was done ,I felt,was very nice and wanted to share the information here.It follows steps under posting 3 in general.
Thanks all for your help. I used Premiere's tools, but found them a bit cumbersome as compared to the iMovie technique.
Here is the result from iMovie.
Looks good. I doubt that the jet took that path. Probably went up and over Maine.
But the line looks good. I like the ease in and out of the motion.
Thanks. You're right about the course, but the effect was free and easy to use.
It is good to see you posting again. What is it , four years? I'm still using Cineform although it's, of course, been bought out.
About four years, yes.
I got sidetracked. Worked hard to avoid losing a job, lost the job, moved across country to take a job, and then one day I realized I wasn't having as much fun as I used to have before all of this started. So I came back to video editing as an outlet for my creative side as well as a way to get back to being technically relevant. Bought a reletively fast PC with some money I inherited and here I am. I really like CS6 and the whole Creative Cloud concept.
I am using the free Cineform codec to be able to edit the video I already captured. I haven't had a really big project that required that I shoot with the big HDV camera (just having fun with my Android phone mostly), so I haven't put out the money to be able to convert to Cineform yet. I will, but not until I actually need it.I suppose I could still use an old copy of HD-Link but I imagine that the codec has evolved a lot and I should probably just bite the bullet.
Your use of iMovie surprises me. I didn't realize that it was that advanced. (I haven't seen it or used it in a long time.) The more I watch that video the more I like it. The fade out of the first location's text is very nice. The way the light radiates from the arrival location is fabulous. I would really like to see a tutorial on that, just to compare to what it would take using Adobe products. It would make a great little contest to see who could do it the easiest way and achieve the same results.