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hbcbroadcast
03-31-2009, 01:50 PM
Is there a way to insert an animated background into the character generator using the background for just the lower third. We do a live show and would like to use the character generator to build a lower third that would fly in and have an animated background as well as any text that we would need on top of that. The top two thirds would need to be transparent showing the video footage live. Is there a way to do this using VT5. Help please

cresshead
03-31-2009, 01:57 PM
Is there a way to insert an animated background into the character generator using the background for just the lower third. We do a live show and would like to use the character generator to build a lower third that would fly in and have an animated background as well as any text that we would need on top of that. The top two thirds would need to be transparent showing the video footage live. Is there a way to do this using VT5. Help please

you may want to repost this in the VT5 forums as they are specific to your question i think

http://www.newtek.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=33

SBowie
03-31-2009, 01:58 PM
The VT forums down below would be a better place for this, but as a quick response: assuming you are doing a live production (not a SpeedEDIT project), the CG doesn't directly handle anims, but you could put a lower third anim in a DDR and play it from there.

To lay text pages above that on the fly, you'd likely apply the text in the DSK, which in turn would require that the lower third either be separately keyed onto the program output using the switcher, or applied using a LiveSet.