Looking for program that will light up points on the map

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    • #49812
      contrain
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      <span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Verdana; font-size: small;” color=”#000000″ face=”Verdana” size=”2″>I would like to know if there is a program, or how to create the effect of having a light blink at various points on a US map representing cities. So as I do a voice over mentioning different cities in the US, a light on a map will blink where that city is located. Then I want to create a beam of light effect connecting each city to the others. </span>

    • #203770
      SafeHarbor
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      You can either learn your software in-depth to create this yourself, or take the easier route and buy a software program to automate, see this video for example –http://www.streamingmedia.com/Producer/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Tutorial-proDAD-Heroglyph-V4-PRO-83643.aspx

      Jeff

    • #203771
      Luis Maymi Lopez
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      Contrain the effect your looking is not hard to do, but before I want to askwhat software do you currently have? After knowing this Videomakers community may be able to help you better.

    • #203772
      paulears
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      If I was doing it, I’d probably NOT use after effects, but just produce the effect in photoshop and then bring the files into premiere.

    • #203773
      contrain
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      I’m currently using Adobe CS 5 so I have After Effects and Photo Shop. I am just learning the programs but have a little more familiarity with AE than Photo Shop.

    • #203774
      paulears
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      If you make up a blinking light (static) clip, then you could simply overlay this in premiere when you edit, and then using keyframes, just track the light along the road. I suspect if the idea is to have a static map and moving flashing light, this would be the simplest.

    • #203775
      Harlin
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      with premiere you could always do a simple title with a yellow dot, line it up with the map showing under the titler and then just name your titles as the cities. Hope I explained. keyframe for lightup or cut and paste for blinking.

      Harry

    • #203776
      contrain
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      I’ll try each of your ideas, I think one of them should work.

      Thank you,

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