Good day! I've just bought this product and the help and manual coming with it clearly assumes one have a basic knowledge of a similar product. Can you please refer me to tutorials and/or videos to assist. Especially about "size & position" and "camera/zoom shot". Thank you,
Thanks John. Your reply is much appreciated. There are one or two "silly" things that are not spelled out in the Manual because they probably consider it obvious. I'll check out the Movie Edit Pro videos and see if I can pick it up in there.
I have to agree with Chrisvd. It is as if everything is about Movie Edit Pro and Photo story is an after thought. I am really trying to grasp this program and having a hard time. Sorry the Movie Edit Pro videos are very different than Photo-story.
In the manual, there is a Quick Start chapter that you should read and try out everything using the program.
As for the similarities, Movie Edit Pro and PhotoStory are the same but PhotoStory has a different coloured interface, less features than MEP Plus/Premium, less buttons in the toolbar, no track header, and there are buttons at the top of the Media Pool instead of tabs, but they do the same thing in both programs.
Size/Position and Camera/zoom shot do exactly the same thing in both programs. Here are images of each.
Movie Edit Pro 2019
PhotoStory 2019 Premium VR
MEP - Camera/Zoom
PhotoStory - Camera/Zoom
They look like the same, no?
Do not use StoryBoard mode, only Timeline. In the last image above, make sure that you see Preview and not Edit in the interface, otherwise you will not see the dashed lines.
For Camera/zoom shot, there is a good chapter in the manual about this. With a video or photo on the timeline, you have 2 main choices, zoom out from a section or zoom in to a section. From section: select the clip, click on From section and a dashed box will appear in the preview monitor, just like in my last image above. Move it with the mouse and resize using the corner handles. The default is Over full duration. Two keyframes are created in the keyframe area, the first one will be the size/position of the rectangle that you moved/resized; the second will be the original size. Click on Play and you'll see that it starts zoomed in and then zooms out. To section just does the opposite. Now you can start playing with the other things, like the duration. Be sure to delete the current effects - pop down the menu at the top right or to the right of the text in the keyframe area.
After doing the first one, switch to Size/Position and you'll see that the Position, Size and Zoom parameters change as you scrub along the timeline when you release the mouse. You could have done the same thing here manually by yourself.