How to remove "white border" around images?

DevonTate wrote on 6/17/2013, 2:40 PM

Hi all,

I'm new to "Movie Edit Pro"... and I'm struggling.

I have created a project which is PAL 4:3/ 25 fps. In a separate programme I have created a number of still images on a transparent background, and then saved them to PNG files (to preserve transparency).

 

My aim is to have these images move around the the screen... but when I import them into "Movie Edit Pro", they have a grey/white edge to the borders. I have been back into the files and made sure that I am not using fraction of pixels

Attached is a pic:

 

I do not want the eye to be expanded to the borders. 

Any ideas.

Thanks

 

UPDATE: I should have said, I'm using MEP (2013 Premium) VER: 12.03.4 (UDAA)

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johnebaker wrote on 6/17/2013, 4:54 PM

Hi

I assume you are using MEP 2013. Please always quote which version you are using in posts.

IIRC this was a bug in MEP 2013 which has been fixed with the latest patch - check that you have the latest update for MEP 2013 ( 12.0.3.4 UDC2)

John

 

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DevonTate wrote on 6/18/2013, 6:51 AM

Thanks for the pointer - I'm using MEP (2013 Premium) VER: 12.03.4 (UDAA)

 

The only difference between yours and mine is "UDAA" (mine) v's "UDC2" (yours)

 

I've tried to update the programme... but I cannot find the option. I thought that my other magix product had an "update/patch" function in the "Help" menu, but there is nothing in there.

 

Any ideas? 

me_again wrote on 6/18/2013, 10:19 AM

Greetings

Isn't it under the Help menu? as Online Update? It is on my MEP 2013. I'm currently on 12.0.3.4 (UDC1)

As for your main question, if I understand correctly, you want to animate the the eye to wander around (I had an uncle with one of those!) and not fill the screen.

You are of course using effects - movement effects - size/position to do this? and the checkbox for Keep Proportions in unchecked.

I import many image files into my projects, the most useful being a mask - black edges white middle - for masking purposes, believe it or not, and none have the white edge you mentioned. None are PNG though although I can't see that being the problem, although I have known equally weird things in previous generations of MEP.

AndyW

 

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DevonTate wrote on 6/18/2013, 12:35 PM

1) On the problem of not being able to "update" or "patch" - this is a screen shot of my "help" menu. Am I missing the obvious?

 

2) On the border issue; Yes Andy, you're right - I want the eye to wander around etc. I've gone in to "Movement Effects", and I have two instances where I can choose "Keep Proportions". The first is in the "Size/ Position" menu (a tick box) and the second is in "Section" (a drop down menu). 

Both of them are checked/selected. Playing around with them does not appear to solve the issue.

Any ideas?

 

Andy - just a thought - what file type are you using for your images?

me_again wrote on 6/18/2013, 1:13 PM

1) Odd - my screen shot is:

Maybe you should contact Magix Support. Alternatively here in the UK I can get patches etc from https://support2.magix.com/customer/en - basically magix home page, help and support, follow your nose.

2) Aah, I think I see what you mean.Do you have the eye below the main image or are you trying to animate the eye as a trial on it's own before you insert the main image. By itself, when I load "your eye" into track 1 and resize in size/position then click back to camera/zoom the eye fills the screen. If I load an image into track 1 and then load the eye onto track 2 resize etc and move, it stays where I put it and doesn't fill the screen.

As for images, I don't "do" HD videos yet (subject of my own question elswhere on site) and so I only use ipg's. Works for me.

AndyW

 

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terrypin wrote on 6/18/2013, 2:18 PM

Hi,

I'm not entirely clear what you've done and given the odd appearance of your Help menu it's possible your program is corrupted. But assuming not, try to reproduce exactly the steps I've taken and report back.

I'm assuming you have created the PNGs properly and that their background is truly transparent. Just in case try using my files:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/Lion2a.png

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/colourmix.png

Here is the MP4 exported from my demo project:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4019461/Moving-PNGs-1.mp4

 

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terrypin wrote on 6/22/2013, 10:30 AM

Any ideas.

 

Well, it's been a week since I sent you my ideas. Any feedback?

 

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DevonTate wrote on 6/22/2013, 2:56 PM

 


Any ideas.

 

Well, it's been a week since I sent you my ideas. Any feedback?

 

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

 

Hi Terry - sorry, I've been working all week on this, but still no joy.

That said, I've figure a work around. I'm using Photoshop CS6 to create the PNG, and by adding a "glow" to the image, the same colour as the background, it seems to get rid of the problem. Still, very frustrating.