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I would like to add some video to my  Christmas show.  What video mapping software are you using?

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Mr Dave,
I don't currently do Video Projection, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

When I did play around with Video Mapping I learned some things to pass on. You can do Video Mapping without a seperate program, it can be done with a Video Editing software.

The features to look for are being able to
1) add/edit multiple tracks
2) scale video/animated gifs
3) change opactiy of the house background picture (or just remove it before you render the final video)
4) since this video will be your media track for your LOR sequence, be sure it will render the final video to a compatible format to use with LOR (saldy I forgot what those formats are, I know .wmv works)

Think of video mapping as picture in picture (pip), wherever you place a video, it will then show up on your house in that area. If need be, place a completety black layer as the bottom layer to ensure only your video clips shine thru. (I didn't cover that in the video)

I made a video below, to show the basics of how to map a video using a Video Editor program.

2 Programs I have used for Video Mappping are
Camtasia https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html tis a little pricey but easy learning curve and very pwoerful video editing capabilities
AVS4YOU  https://www.avs4you.com/ the video editor comes bundled with a suite of other useful software, audio editor, video convertor, photo editor, and inexpensive.

Hope this helps.
Alan...

 

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Thanks very much for your input!

Dave

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On 3/27/2020 at 1:26 PM, default said:

Mr Dave,
I don't currently do Video Projection, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

When I did play around with Video Mapping I learned some things to pass on. You can do Video Mapping without a seperate program, it can be done with a Video Editing software.

The features to look for are being able to
1) add/edit multiple tracks
2) scale video/animated gifs
3) change opactiy of the house background picture (or just remove it before you render the final video)
4) since this video will be your media track for your LOR sequence, be sure it will render the final video to a compatible format to use with LOR (saldy I forgot what those formats are, I know .wmv works)

Think of video mapping as picture in picture (pip), wherever you place a video, it will then show up on your house in that area. If need be, place a completety black layer as the bottom layer to ensure only your video clips shine thru. (I didn't cover that in the video)

I made a video below, to show the basics of how to map a video using a Video Editor program.

2 Programs I have used for Video Mappping are
Camtasia https://www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html tis a little pricey but easy learning curve and very pwoerful video editing capabilities
AVS4YOU  https://www.avs4you.com/ the video editor comes bundled with a suite of other useful software, audio editor, video convertor, photo editor, and inexpensive.

Hope this helps.
Alan...

 

Couple questions. Do you use a single projector for your entire house?  Do you have any recommendations?

Where do you find video clips? 
 

I started looking into video editing and projection a couple months ago.

Do you gave and finished videos with audio?

 

thanks!

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Mr Dave,

I haven't done much with video projection for a couple of years now. Others wil have better recomendatins for projectors.

Here's an old archived post from a couple of years ago, still relevant. There are some video clips in that post.

Alan...

 

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Thanks for the advise!!

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