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Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40261

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I created this 1 1/2 minute piece to market my amplified instruments for hire.

May I have a gentle, yet specific evaluation of my LW skills? (Beyond a better camera and lighting)

I plan to post it on a local musician's FaceBook group page, my YouTube channel, email to some musician friends, and convert for easy cell phone delivery and viewing.

I started with all titles centered, but found some that didn't read well over white in the images, so they are moved left/right. What would be a better looking way?

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Last Edit: 5 years, 10 months ago by figmo124. Reason: attaching video

Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40263

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I can't see the attached file.
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Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40265

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I see a video but when I play it it shows : This video is privat

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Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40266

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figmo124 updated the post, but the video is private. "Det här videoklippet är privat" (Swedish).
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Last Edit: 5 years, 10 months ago by sennahojx.

Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40270

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Apologies for the roadblock.

I just set the YouTube video as UNLISTED, rather than private. Same link should open.
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Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40277

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I can see it. On the captions, I create the text with a thin black line outside of the letter. If the white letter gets lost in a white background, the black outline on the letter makes it stand out. When the lettering is over a dark background, the black outline is invisible.
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Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40278

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good, I'll try it.
Is it keyframes that control fade in fade out?
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Re: Amplified sampler, outlined text 5 years, 10 months ago #40291

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donkpow

Which program do you use for titles? I searched the Inkscape manual and found none for outline.

How is my black outline handled differently from the black background of my white lettering?

Is the outline of title images found in LW?
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Last Edit: 5 years, 10 months ago by figmo124. Reason: correction

Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40298

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@figmo124

My Inkscape is in Spanish, but I hope this helps:

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Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40313

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@figmo124,

I use a purchased graphics program for my lettering. It's old but I like it. Frandesouza has you covered on Inkscape there. I create my captions and save them with a transparent background as png. Import to the timeline with the "Image Key" effect. Then you can use the opacity control with keyframes to fade the caption in and out.

There is nothing exotic about how the outlined text is handled. It's just a thin 1 or 2 pixel outline on the letter. Visually, it sets off the text from a white background but disappears against a dark background. The outline is always there. The program just sees it as a regular image.
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Last Edit: 5 years, 10 months ago by donkpow.

Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40339

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thank you!
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Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40417

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Inkscape is a great program for lettering and animation too. Loved your music and checked out your site. I use a DAW to do my video music tracks but wish I played acoustics as good as you live musicians.

Re: Amplified sampler 5 years, 10 months ago #40425

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@ MGagnon

Thanks for those kind words. Next project: 4 part multiple of me on 4 string instruments! (fun editing)

I will continue to learn Inkscape.
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Re: Amplified sampler, NOW: image key 5 years, 9 months ago #40492

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Hi frandesouza and thank you! Your screen shots really helped!

I have my lettering in white with black border, but using IMAGE KEY, I don't get the effect I need yet. Do I use default IN FRONT?

I'm seeing white background.
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Last Edit: 5 years, 9 months ago by figmo124.

Re: Amplified sampler, NOW: image key 5 years, 9 months ago #40500

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You have to save the created title image with a transparent background. I don't know how Inkscape does it. The way my programs work is I have to lay down a transparent layer first, then start building the text on the next layer. When I'm done, I merge the text layer with the transparent layer and save it as .png type file. If I don't do those things, my graphics program makes the background layer white.
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