I want to be able to have a background video (in this case full screen snowflakes) and have an image slideshow over 75% of the video window.
The slideshow would use zoom/pan motion controls to create a ken burns like effect.
Using animated scale and motion keyframes it is near impossible to have the window remain in the same spot and the image move within it.
So, I need to find a different, better way.
One thing I thought of doing would be to somehow punch a hole in the background video and make it transparent, then pan and zoom the image underneath it.
I think this would be kind of an elegant way to do it, but I can't see how to punch out that hole.
1. Am I on the right track or am I makikng this more complicated than it needs to be because I've missed some magic function in CS6?
2. If I'm on the right track, what are the steps to make the hole and fill it with transparency?
There are ways to punch that hole, however you really don't need to.
Just put the video you want to appear in the hole on a separate sequence. Let's call it "Pan". Then pan and zoom around on the stills like Ken Burns. Then, just go back to the main sequence, call it "Main", with the snowflakes and grab the "Pan" sequence out of the project panel like it was a clip. Drop it on the timeline on a track above the snowflakes then use the Scale parameter in the Motion effect to scale it down and the position parameters to put it wherever you want it.
Brilliantly simple! Thanks I will give it a shot.