Light In The Morning

Okay, here’s my first video with Shotcut. I use video for my songs and graphics, and in this case since I’m not very accomplished with video making, I stuck to something very simple - which can be a good thing, sometimes.

I have only made two videos in the last several years; the other one was last week and I used Kdenlive. I prefer Shotcut, although it was something of a struggle to get it out because my Windows machine refused to render it, crashing at 57% every time. But it rendered fine on my older, slower linux box, which has a newer version of Shotcut on it. There was one problem I couldn’t figure out how to fix, and you will see it at the end when my logo comes up; it’s supposed to be a smooth fade in but it’s a bit of a jump. No matter what I do, I can’t get rid of that, and at this point I’m willing to call it good enough. I’m still learning about video making and the software in particular, so it’s a steep learning curve.

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Light In The Morning

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Well done!

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This morning, I hear and I see your song.
At the end, the sun appeared behind a cloud,
bringing me ‘Light in the morning’. :+1:

You can try an Opacity filter with keyframes Ease in ‘Circular’. For example, 1st keyframe 100%, 2 seconds before end, 2nd 10% at the end.

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Hi @Tyrannocaster - Really lovely song, and well done for the video. Your singing is impressive and the backing is great. Can I ask what instrument libraries you used? I really loved the solo cello and strings. Also what music software did you use to sequence it? Congrats. :sunglasses: :+1:

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Thanks, Brian. As I mentioned earlier, I’m torn between using a faster computer with twice as much ram but saddled by Windows 7 and using an even older, less powerful one running a recent linux distro but in this case I had no choice but to do the final render in the linux version. So I’m thinking that the newer version of Shotcut I am able to use is less buggy than the older one - but of course, Windows sucks so that is probably some part of the problem. Thing is, the Windows machine is my graphics and music computer, with terabytes of music and pictures on it so it’s a real hassle to be constantly copying stuff back to the other computer. Anyhow, I managed to finish it, lol.

Hey Serge, your comment made my day. :slight_smile: I will definitely look at trying that; I found the whole filter-on-text-with-transitions thing somewhat confusing to actually use, although it appears quite simple in how-to videos; I probably just need more experience with the program.

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Thank you, Jonray. Sure, I’m happy to tell you what I used. The cello (which I also like, at least on this song) is the Tina Guo Vol. 1 and iirc the other strings are Chris Hein, probably the ensemble but I don’t remember for sure. I think the horns are Chris Hein too, but I’d have to verify that to be certain. And of course, there are some synths in there too. I use Reaper.

I’m really glad you liked it and thanks for checking it out. Also, bonus points for flattering me about my voice. :slight_smile:

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Thank you, @Tyrannocaster, for the info regarding the sounds. Interesting to hear the Tina Guo cello. Very realistic. I have the Spitfire solo cello (and solo violin) and I use it with Cubase.
I’d heard of Chris Hein horns but didn’t know he did solo strings. Cool.

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