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- January 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM #37177ccParticipant
Sorry if the title was confusing but I couldn’t think of anything better.
I’m making a travel video and I’d like tomake a red line along the route we took. You’ve seen it in movies where the airplane goes across the ocean and the red line follows its route on a map. How would I do that? I’m using Pinnacle Studio 11 and I have Photoshop 6.0. Thanks.
I use Pinnacle 11 too (bought it just a couple of months ago, so I still don’t know even half of what I can do with it).
Recently I have done exactly what you want, a travel video with some parts in which a red line follows a route on a map.I was using a digital camera, so I fixedthe map on a wall andput the camera on a tripod. Took a picture of the clean map. Then I made a small dot, tookanother picture, another dot, another picture, and so on.
It is boring, but the result is good. Particularly, if you use small dots and lots of pictures. I don’t know if there is any easier way to do it.
Taking a photo of the map is a good idea. I was going to scan it but I like your idea much better. So you imported each photo as 1 frame? Thanks.
Well, you could take a single digital image and use an image editor like PS Elements and copy each one adding a new dot on the trail of the map. Should be faster anyway.
I know you can do it with Magix Movie Edit Pro 12. Here is a link to a tutorial:
Any editor that supports layers should allow you to have a map as the background layer, with dots superimposed from another layer. Come to think of it, you could even animate a small car image traveling along the route. (Brings back images of the Monty Python animations.)