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I'm not sure I understand. You find the process of importing a file and adding it to the sequence time consuming?
I suppose you could save a project and use that as a template for new videos. That's what I do for my weddings. All the usual bins and graphics are already there. I just need to import the actual clips and edit away.
Jim is correct save a project as a preset.
Time consuming in this way, - I have many smaller movies, some are 30 seconds long, some are 2 mins long, and I have about 40 of them or more.
It's not time consuming actually importing the logo overlay, but it's the scaling of it, and placing it exactly where I want it that is the time consuming part. I find that graphics are loaded in, and are never exactly imported at their original size. It seems I must always also scale them slightly.
I thought I could load a new video say in the morning, and then open a template which would load the .png transparent logo over the movie, in exactly the spot I want it ( set up previously ).
Good morning Howard,
Thanks for your reply.
I've searched up and down in the Adobe docs, and even did a Google
on this, this morning, and although it's easy to add a "preset" with already available video effects, it's not so easy to figure this out, when using an "effect" that is not a custom effect already in the software.
The problem lies in the fact that a logo overlay is not deemed a video "effect" per say, so this is where the waters are a bit muddy.
If you or anyone else can offer a few suggestions, that would be great, and I could appreciate that.
David-- follow Jim's advice. You shouldn't have to fiddle with the .png logo each time you import it. If your "template" project has a "logo" sequence with the logo already positioned + scaled + opacitied (I just made that word up), then all you have to do is:
1. Import template project A into new project B
2. Nest the logo sequence on any video track above the current sequence
Or, open the template project with the logo already in place, and do a Save As... with the new project's name.
Make your overlay logo in PhotoShop at video frame size with the logo positioned and scaled as you wish over a transparent background.
Then all you have to do is place the complete still image over the footage and there's no need for scaling etc.
If you use multiple formats (eg 4x3 and 16x9), then make more than one standard image.
There are many ways to do this, so just pick one you like. I prefer the way that David just explained.