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pnelson
05-13-2004, 01:01 PM
Below is a very cool message from the VT3 Mailing list!!

X-Box E3 trailer - Edited ALL in VT3 - TeD


Hey folks,

I really wanted to show this video to NewTek and all the toaster
folks at NAB but couldn't because of the NDA.

Please check out a video trailer I edited for E3. It was part of a
press conference by Microsoft for the Epic game "Unreal Championship
2." It was originally edited from about 6-7 hours of uncomrpessed
game footage in 4:3. Later I had to reformat in 16x9 (4:3
anamorphic) for use in the Xbox booth. Here is a link to the stream
of the Microsoft press video from Tuesday. I think you'll need
Media player 9:

http://www.xbox.com/en-us/xboxtv/default.htm?t=4809&v=84659

It's the first video that plays once it's finished buffering. Not
sure what happened, but they cut out the first third of the piece in
the stream and it's out of sync by abotu 2-3 frames - otherwise you
can get the idea of what I accomplished with TeD in VT3. All cuts
and speed ramping were done in TeD as well as some zooms and quick
zoom outs to ad impact. All other text and graphics were done with
AE.

If Microsoft or Epic post a link for just the video, I'll post it as
soon as possible so you can all see the entire video. If you happen
to be at E3, stop by the Epic or Xbox booth and check it out!

I hope you all enjoy it!

Greg

P.S. - YES!! I have posted this all over the VT Newsgroups!! I've
gone CRAZY!!!

MediaSig
05-18-2004, 06:52 PM
Thanks again for the exposure on this.

Here is a link to the ENTIRE trailer as it was meant to be seen (not chopped off at the beginning) - High Bandwidth Version:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xboxtv/default.htm?t=4827&v=84421&bw=hi&ltn=

Here is the Low Bandwidth Version:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xboxtv/default.htm?t=4827&v=84421&ltn=&bw=lo



;)

Greg

Paul Lara
05-18-2004, 09:29 PM
Wow!
VERY nice editing!!

MediaSig
05-18-2004, 11:44 PM
Thanks Paul! :D

...yeah...it's pretty tight! This was the first HIGH ENERGY edit (of this type) for me to do in VT3. MANY of the timeline editing options really helped me at times. In all honesty, I had my ups and downs with TeD in putting it together, but I am REALLY impressed with how well the editor took what I threw at it - especially with the stutter-frame cuts.


Greg

Paul Lara
05-19-2004, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by MediaSig
- especially with the stutter-frame cuts.

How did you do those?

MediaSig
05-19-2004, 11:52 AM
It was pretty easy...just some trial and error involved in getting the right shots to work together.

First, lay down my final shot, then lay the "stuttering shot" on the next layer. Next, start at the beginning of the stutter clip and move down two frames and hit C to make a cut. Do this every two frames until you reach the end of the cut (or where ever you want the stuttering to stop). Then select every other cut portion in that clip and delete. That pretty much sets it up.

Two frames worked well and one frame just didn't jump out enough for me. Other things I did was to apply a slow zoom to either of the clips (top or bottom) before making the series of cuts. After making the cuts, the control tree properties stay in place. This makes each stutter frame move slightly closer to the viewer adding emphasis. There are even one or two stutter shots where I increased the size by a HUGE amount so just those two frames in the cut really stick out. You can really have some fun with it.

I'll try and post some screen shots from the timeline.


Greg

Paul Lara
05-20-2004, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by MediaSig
...First, lay down my final shot, then lay the "stuttering shot" on the next layer. Next, start at the beginning of the stutter clip and move down two frames and hit C to make a cut. Do this every two frames until you reach the end of the cut (or where ever you want the stuttering to stop). Then select every other cut portion in that clip and delete. That pretty much sets it up.


Oh, I understand now.
::TIP:: Toolshed could have made setup of these cut clips MUCH faster:

- place a clip marker where you want your first cut.\
- right arrow twice to move over two frames
- In ToolShed, go to Markers | Repeat to End
- now that you have marks at every two frames, select Razor at Markers.

Now, go in and delete the portions you don't want.

:D

MediaSig
05-26-2004, 01:04 AM
Thanks for the tip, Paul. I'll have to try that next time.

Greg