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wftiv
07-17-2005, 07:02 AM
In playing around with the edit functions of the Tricaster, it seems that a couple of things are missing or I can't find out where or how to make them work.

What about speed control of the clips...a little slow motion is nice to put is soome videos! Is this possible in the Tricaster editor?

What about putting an overlay on the timeline? Can this be done using the overlay templates that exist in the Tricaster?

I have read some comments about creating your own custom overlays (like a lower 1/3 with the client colors and logo incorporated), but have not been able to find the step by step tutorial that I have heard mentioned. Does one exist and how can I get it?

Some questions and I hope there are good answers for each of them. I would like to be able to take the Tridcaster on many production trips...but the issues mentioned above are always ones that clients want most. For example, what good is a broadcast of the CEO if you can't give him a lower 1/3 with his name and title.....and yes, the company logo.

Thanks for any help with these issues!

Faraz
07-17-2005, 01:56 PM
I don't have a Tricaster in front of me, but I'll try answering your questions... :)

Speed control might be found, by simply holding down the Alt key on your keyboard, and stretching a clip in the timeline...

Overlay in the timeline can be done with the TriCaster. Look at your filebin and click on the tab that says Effects. Drag down the effect that says CG Still Page, then click on the controls tab. Now you have a full featured CG.

The filebin might also have a tab that says "titles" this should lead you to a directory full of templates.

Hope that helps-

wftiv
07-17-2005, 03:12 PM
I appreciate your help. Speed change and stretch do work together (handy that list of short cuts IS) Also, I did manage to find and put an overlay on the time line. Thanks again. Even created my own Title with the Tricaster's version of the CG. So, now I am down to a single question (at least for the moment). What or where is the tutorial for creating my own CD template. Have you got any experience with that. I have a client that I know will want his colors, his style, and his logo in all the lower 1/3's. Again help!

One word to those starting out with their Tricaster, read the book and don't be affraid to experiment. Most every question can be resolved from the quick start guide......remembering it all of course will just take time and repeated visits to the guide! :agree:

Bill

Tarheel Cougar
07-17-2005, 07:06 PM
I appreciate your help. Speed change and stretch do work together (handy that list of short cuts IS) Also, I did manage to find and put an overlay on the time line. Thanks again. Even created my own Title with the Tricaster's version of the CG. So, now I am down to a single question (at least for the moment). What or where is the tutorial for creating my own CD template. Have you got any experience with that. I have a client that I know will want his colors, his style, and his logo in all the lower 1/3's. Again help!

One word to those starting out with their Tricaster, read the book and don't be affraid to experiment. Most every question can be resolved from the quick start guide......remembering it all of course will just take time and repeated visits to the guide! :agree:

Bill

Bill,
The Tricaster template guide is still under development (and the creation process is not for a beginning user). But if you look here: C:\TriCaster\Skins\BlackBoxDesktop\Live_Tab\SetupT abs\Overlay_Tab\MainArea\_ALLTEMPLATES_

You can see the templates that come with the Tricaster. Each one is in its own folder, it has a background image, a thumbnail image (for the switcher screen) and a ToasterScript file that tells the Tricaster where the text goes on top of the background images. If you copy one of the overlay folders and play around with the Toasterscript file you can figure out a lot of the variables, and if you're handy with Photoshop you can make the background image. I've created a few packages for the Tricaster but I'm still a novice and if you get in trouble I'll try to help!

Jared

wftiv
07-17-2005, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the info. I will check out the folders and see what I can come up with. I have been using Photoshop for years so the image should not be a problem (I hope). The script probably will give me some additional questions, so stand by. Again, Thanks
Bill :thumbsup:

JumboCast
09-13-2005, 09:37 AM
Most every question can be resolved from the quick start guide......Is the Quick Start Manual online anywhere, as a PDF?

-steve

Paul Lara
09-13-2005, 11:20 AM
Is the Quick Start Manual online anywhere, as a PDF?


Yes, the entire manual (with the QuickStart as Chapter 1) can be downloaded here (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/TriCaster/TriCasterManual.pdf)

Cineman
09-13-2005, 12:10 PM
I have a client that I know will want his colors, his style, and his logo in all the lower 1/3's. Again help!
Hi Bill,

In my “jobs pac” Title Templates expansion, I have the most readable and often used font style all setup to use with the clients Logo Bug. If, by chance, you find yourself on location and needing the logo from a frame or picture from a camcorder, I have a group set up to do this too.

In addition, I have several of the “print on a bar” type lower thirds set up so that you can load a logo on them as well. Now if by “color” above, you mean the color in a bar, then I would say, that it would only match by sheer good luck. If you mean font color then I submit that only certain colors and styles will work well for everything. I have some gold and bright yellow fonts that are pretty universal. Besides white, I have some blue and red variances, but they have to be used over proper, controlled backgrounds to look good.

To change a font on a page would require editing the Toaster Script, but I tech support my product to guide you through this. Choice of font style and color usually comes from the provider rather than the client. The client can usually recognize what is readable and looks good from what is recommended by the production specialist. You might be surprised at just how acceptable it will be for him to just have his logo on the pages.

Nes Gurley