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- September 25, 2011 at 3:26 AM #47415zergParticipant
Instead of asking you 1 billion questions (since I’m new), I’m only going to ask you one.
I have a gameboy, and I’m going to dupe a video over it.
So in the final video, you are going to see my playing my gameboy with a video on top of the screen.
Here’s my question:
How do I make the (2nd video) stay on top of the gameboy screen without it always moving into a different direction when I move my gameboy around.
You could try the image stabilization – it MIGHT work. Other than that you could adjust frame by frame to center the screen – but that will take ages longer.
How do i do the I.S?
IS is not the tool you want. Use either Pan/Crop or Track Motion to shrink and move the second video around. If it’s going to stay in the same place all the time, set it and forget it. If it has to move around, than you;re looking at a lot more work as you need to use keyframes. All these terms are explained in the manual and online help menu.
Image stabilization might work if the screen is not moving that much – it would do most of the tracking for you by nature of the tool. Right click on the clip and then choose “Stabilize Media…” then follow the prompts. You may want to try a few settings to see if you can get it to work.
If that does not work, then your only other option is track motion or pan/crop keyframes (as rs suggested), or even adjust frame by frame if the movement is serious enough.
You may want to find a way to mount the camera to the gameboy to keep the camera in a fixed position for best results. Or look online to see if there are any gameboy shooting tips out there!
There seems to be some confusion here (for me anyway). Are you recording yourself playing the game? Describing exactly what you’re doing at the time of the initial recording would help.