Create static/animated graphical overlays - Xara & Movie Edit Pro

browj2 wrote on 6/1/2018, 12:04 PM

Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus/Premium and Video Pro X have commands in them to open Xara Designer Pro X or Photo & Graphics Designer from within the program, if installed, so that you can created static and animated overlays that become an object on the timeline. This means that you can draw and annotate in Movie Edit Pro, but you have to have one of the above Xara programs installed.

Revision 1: Xara must be closed before opening a project in Movie Edit Pro containing a Xara object, or before attempting to create or edit an overlay since MEP or VPX will try to open Xara again. If Xara is already open, the MEP/VPX may freeze or temporarily freeze.

See also my tutorial on creating masks using Movie Edit Pro and Xara.

John CB

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John C.B.

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Comments

Maggico wrote on 6/2/2018, 2:22 AM

Bravo John

Excellent tutoriel.

Merci.

Bien amicalement.

Gilbert.

john-b98789 wrote on 2/14/2021, 6:57 AM

Size bir sorum var, xara tasarımcısında çizdiğimiz noktalar videonun tamamı için geçerli mi?

browj2 wrote on 2/14/2021, 7:53 AM

Size bir sorum var, xara tasarımcısında çizdiğimiz noktalar videonun tamamı için geçerli mi?

In English: I have a question for you, do the points we draw in the xara designer apply to the entire video?

@john-b98789

Hi,

Xara is opened in animation mode. The duration of the object created by Xara will be the duration of the video object that was selected when Xara was opened. Whatever you draw can be the same duration by default or you can draw something, copy it for the next frames, then delete it. You are the one making the animation. If you create something and give it a duration by clicking on the copy button, and then stop, everything gets repeated. Thus, if the duration of the video object is 10 second, but you only create or use 2 seconds in your animation, then the 2 seconds gets repeated to fill up the 10 seconds. It's easier to show than to describe.

Warning, Xara version 16, which is what I have, causes MEP2021 and VPX12 to crash. I am hoping that something will be resolved soon.

John CB

John C.B.

VideoPro X(12); MEP2022 PPremium; MM2022 Premium; see About me for more.

Desktop System - Windows 10 Pro 21H1; MB ROG STRIX B560-A Gaming WiFi; Graphics Card Zotac Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060, PS; Power supply EVGA 750W; Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.80GHz (UHD Graphics 630); RAM 32 GB; OS on Kingston SSD 1TB; secondary WD 2TB; others 1.5TB, 3TB, 500GB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB; dual monitors - LG 4K 27" main, HP 25" secondary; Casio WK-225 piano keyboard; M-Audio M-Track USB mixer; Notebook - Microsoft Surface Pro 4, i5-6300U, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD, W10 Pro 20H2