Start
Click to get into Storyline view.
Drag and drop a still image into a Story segment.
Right-click the image.
Click Edit, Motion Picture.
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Try AutoMotion First
Before going too far with the
Motion Picture window, right-
click the image first and select
AutoMotion, which automati-
cally applies a zoom-in effect to
the selected image. You may
find that the effect is just what
you want.
One of the really neat tools that
comes in VideoWave (or
Storyboard, since it’s for used
specifically Slideshows) is the abil-
ity to add motion to a still image.
Since his shows on PBS, this is
sometimes known as the “Ken
Burns effect.”
Storyline vs. Timeline
You can access the Motion
Picture effect from the Timeline
as well, but for Slideshows and
still images Storyline is proba-
bly a bit easier to use.
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Click
Drag &
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Right-
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Drag the Keyframeable slider from + to –.
Watch how the window in the image is reduced.
Drag the Keyframeable window to the left edge of the image.
Check the Duration to see if it’s enough time to accommodate the full movement of
the effect, such as panning across the image.
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What Is a Key Frame?
A key frame is a single point in the production where something
changes dramatically, like the size or position of an object. (The first
frame [Position 1] is always a key frame). Then, with a second key
frame created and the object resized or moved, the program can auto-
matically create the “in-between” frames to simulate motion.
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Drag the Play Position thumbwheel to advance the image to a point about halfway
through the duration time that was set.
Move the Keyframeable window to a position halfway through the entire image.
Note that this becomes the Point 2 position.
Drag the Play Position thumbwheel to the end of the clip.
Move the Keyframeable window to the right edge of the image. Note that this
becomes the Point 3 position.
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If you don’t quite understand
how to create a motion with
keyframes, just follow the steps
in the right panel of the Motion
Picture window.
What the Motion Pictures pro-
gram does is enable you to deter-
mine what is seen at any point in
time by repositioning or resizing
the viewable area, and then the
program will create the changes
in the between frames. When it’s
all done, the segment will go back
into your VideoWave production
to be output to a new video file.
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Drag
Drag
Drag
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Image Distortion
The smaller you make the
keyframeable window, the more
motion you can achieve, but the
more the image will need to be
“stretched” to be full video size,
resulting in some distortion.
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Click Preview.
Click the Play button to view the effect. Click OK.
Click the Play button to preview the entire production.
Click the Output production button to render a video file that you can use in your
DVD project.
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Where to Preview
If you have just one image motion in your production, it makes no dif-
ference where you preview it, but the larger Motion Pictures preview in
the window where you create the effect will show you any distortion
more clearly. Use the Preview window in VideoWave to preview multiple
story segments, such as a longer slideshow.
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