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Sure I have seen it and have been trying to find one of Barry’s tutorials that explains the ‘Properties/Animation tab in detail.

What I am thinking of doing is to add nine edited video clips to one slide via O&A to make a Video Wall. Because of differences in aspect ratio there will be a margin and so was aiming to calculate exact positions (X & Y) of the nine clips first before importing.

Any ideas as to what the tutorial is please?

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There does not have to be a "margin" if you are prepared to accept a compromise?

You can, for instance, use Aspect Crop in O&A/Properties to convert all clips to the AR of your project.

If your project is 16:9 then use that Aspect Crop to create 3 rows and3 columns.

If you want a border around each clip you can use Image Crop and Border to do it.

DG

P.S. Each video would then be 640x360 and x pan for all three rows would be zero; 640; 1280.

Y pan would be zero for row 1; 360 for row 2; 720 for row 3

Based on a 1920:1080 16:9 project.

 

 

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At this stage, I was not really worrying or concerned about a border, more that each video (top/bottom and Sides) were on the straight line with each on either side. So, for example, all three movie clips on the top row were the same specific distance away from the top of the screen.   

Like the 'noughts and crosses' parameters, all in a straight line.

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Yes was looking at the ps, but also trying to match it up with my attempt. (Screenshot attached) - only got the first row of movies  prepared at this stage.

Not sure though what the information is telling me but looking at my screen shot, assume that the Y parameter for A, B, and C movies should all be the same so I need to adjust C, and can only assume that for the X parameter, A & C should be the same.

But then is the gap between A& B different or same as that between B & C.

And that is just the first row.

 

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Just changed to pixels, but sorry, still cannot decipher what the information is telling me.

At this stage I was just trying to get my head around the Properties Animation tab and so I have not yet converted the videos within P2E so don't know if that makes a difference to size, but at the moment each clip is 1920 x 1080. Yes they are 16:9 and I am working on a 4:3

P2E project. However I had calculated, rightly or wrongly, that I could get nine video clips in my Wall.

 

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In that case you need to use the Aspect Crop to change all nine videos to 4:3.

You will then lose some from the sides of each video clip.

You could also "squash" each video using the zoom parameters?

DG

 

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Dave,

It has taken some while, sorry, but now, changing it to pixels and re-reading your earlier comments, I think I have finally got my head round your 'PS' advice. Thankyou.

George

 

 

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George,I expect you know that the default resolution of a 4:3 show in PTE is 1024x768?

I would seriously suggest that you use a CUSTOM 4:3 show where the res is 1440x1080. On the VERY RARE occasions that I use 4:3 that is what I do.

Here is an example where I have placed 9 copies of the same video in such a show. 1024 is not divisible by 3 but 1440 is and it makes the calculations a LOT easier. 

The border is easily changed to a thicker one in PTE's O&A/Preferences.

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Dave

Just a post script. I actually did not realise what the actual size of the default resolution in P2E was.

Deciding to create a 4:3 a/v, I had re-checked my understanding of the different aspect ratios before starting and so in the last few days had co-incidentally started to create all my stills at the 1440 x 1080 size. So again, thankyou, for that CUSTOM resolution suggestion, something else I did not know.

Certainly been a good week this week for my old grey cells.

George 

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I really think that a little more consistency is required in PTE with regard to default resolutions for the various AR and have made that point numerous times but got little backing.

Probably the best way is to create your own defaults based on the resolution of your monitor and save them as templates which you can call up to start a new project.

Good luck with your project.

DG

 

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I'm struggling to follow this because in your screen grab showing the X and Y parameters, they don't look right. The X values in the A and C pictures should have the same values, with one minus and one positive. 

The Y values will be the same.

Am I missing something here

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Yes Barry,

You are using percentages.

If you change to Pixels everything is calculated relative to the top left corner of the screen and the top left corner of the image/object.

Percentages are calculated from the Centre of the screen.

DG

P.S. Sorry, thought you were talking to me. Yes, George's figures look a bit strange.

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Dave. Sorry I didn’t make myself clear, but I find the method I used works for me all the time. Hence I never even thought of or remembered the pixel option 

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That is brilliant and really helpful. Thankyou again.

Just to explain an earlier comment. I had manually placed my videos onto the object without any real understanding as to what parameters they should be. I just knew that they were not level.

Thankyou

 

George 

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Dave,

Just thought I would give you some feedback. Project is a family holiday a few years back. I just wanted to bring those memories together. Individual movies nothing exceptional in their own right, hence the idea of a video wall.

As one used to hear from footballers, 'I'm over the moon'.

Superb

 

George

 

 

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I will certainly use this Style again in other projects, whether for Video or still Images.

4:3? That is the Aspect Ratio I normally select and most regular playback, on my Desktop Monitor, is perfect. Did treat myself to a projector last summer so unlikely to ever want to show on a tv.

But that is not to say it is ruled out. This week has been a massive learning curve and so look forward to it continuing next week.

George

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