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browj2 wrote on 11/11/2019, 17:28

@David.Rambaldi1

Hi,

With Movie Edit Pro? Plus or Premium?

Version?

There are solid colour objects and various colour swatches under Templates, Image objects, Test images. Import them, resize them as needed. All of the tools are in the program, assuming that you know how to use them.

If you have NewBlue Video Essentials IV for Windows (plugin for Movie Edit Pro), there is a Time Clock with 10 second count down (adjustable: start time, format, location, colour, etc.).

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CubeAce wrote on 11/11/2019, 22:19

@David.Rambaldi1

As John has already asked, which version of MEP are you using?

Do you want the bars to run top and bottom or at the sides?

What ratio is your video footage and what ratio do you want to export to?

The time clock John refers to (I think it's HitFilm Timecode) only goes forwards as far as I'm aware but you can run the speed plugin in the effects section to make the clock run in reverse once you have set the time limit.

If on the other hand you want the old film clock type countdown, that can be found in the Templates section under: Intro/Outro Basic: Old Movie Intro.

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browj2 wrote on 13/11/2019, 15:53

@CubeAce

I almost forgot about this. No, it's not HitFilm, it's New Blue Video Essentials IV as I indicated above. As you can see below, there are plenty of options.

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johnebaker wrote on 13/11/2019, 17:25

@CubeAce

Hi Ray

. . . . The time clock John refers to (I think it's HitFilm Timecode) only goes forwards as far as I'm aware . . . .

The Hitfilm is a timecode effect and has no countdown counters, this is different from the NB Video Essential IV which is a very customisable 'clock' in terms of what it can do.

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CubeAce wrote on 13/11/2019, 21:52

@johnebaker

@browj2

Hi John and John.

That particular pack is not in my current version of MEP. What If David doesn't have it?

As for using the HitFilm timecode and using the re-speed plugin to reverse the counter once set up, I've done that myself. That's assuming he has that one instead.

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David.Rambaldi1 wrote on 16/11/2019, 16:34

Hello. How do I add black, color bars and 10 second countdown to my film? I tried Magix tech support and they replied this question is out of their realm.

Thanks very much. I have the Premium version. I would like to bars to run side by side, the ratio is 29.97. I'm still not clear how to just run 30 seconds of black at the head and 60 seconds at the tail.

 

browj2 wrote on 16/11/2019, 18:00

@David.Rambaldi1

Did you download and install everything under Help, Install extra content, and then again Download extra content on the first screen that pops up?

If so, then you'll have solid colour objects and various colour swatches under Templates, Image objects, Test images. Import whatever you want onto track 1. It will fill the screen.

Extend or shorten the length to what you want.

If you don't see the colour swatches, which are just solid colour jpg files, let me know.

There are no actual bars. If you insert a photo or video that does not have the proportions of your project, it will fill the screen either horizontally or vertically. What you are seeing is simply, nothing, which is black by default, unless you actually put a background in the video.

In my case, when I add a photo, I see the pink bars because the shape of the photo is not the same as my project. But, they are not bars. The photo fills the screen vertically, but not horizontally, so I see what is on the lower numbered track, and I see the pink image that the photo does not cover. If nothing was on track 1, I would just see black.

Since it seems that you don't know how to extend an object, like a photo, text, image, you should watch my tutorials on Basic Editing in MEP to better understand what you are doing and to get familiar with the tools.

You need to learn what the handles are for on the objects.

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Scenestealer wrote on 17/11/2019, 04:15

@David.Rambaldi1

Thanks very much. I have the Premium version. I would like to bars to run side by side, the ratio is 29.97.

The SMPTE colour bars are in the location that John CB indicated in his last screenshot and are in 1.78 and 1.33 ratios for 1920x1080 HD, 1440x1080 HDV (anamorphic) and 720x540 (DV, SD).

I think the ratio 29.97 you are referring to is actually the frame rate per second....?

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David.Rambaldi1 wrote on 19/11/2019, 04:15

Thank you. Let me check on that and I will get back to you. I'll be out of town tomorrow, so it will be a couple of days. Thanks again. David R.