Hi sauron, apologies for the delay - got held up with a few things (life just gets in the way sometimes… )
I’ve uploaded to dropbox files relating to my video for you to look at, but bear in mind that for several parts of the video I exported the sections as mp4s then imported them back into the project (I did this so as not to overload shotcut or my CPU!). These include the opening sequence with sliding boxes and the shaking text sequences.
So - I’ve included most files used in the project, I think, plus the mlts of the sections I mentioned above, but minus the source videos which I captured from Youtube, which would be too large to include for you to download.
Hope this gives you an idea of what I did, anyway. Enjoy!
I’ve been following this thread and have to say great work guys. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with what I’ve been able to achieve with Shotcut since key-frames were introduced, and the projects showcased in this thread certainly go a long way towards illustrating that potential.
Not only does your video above feature Reggie Watts, but you name-checked Pizzadude, one of my favourites for cartoon/pop culture fonts. Looing down my fonts list I can see quite a few of theirs which get regular use:
Dream & Sugar
Scratch My Back
To name but a few…
Another VERY useful font artiste in the public domain that I’ve learned to appreciate greatly is Vernon Adams - plenty of very attractive fonts in both formal and informal styles. In fact “Bowlby One SC” has become the signature font for the YouTube channel I’m currently putting together.
What a great thread! I want to thank both @jonray and @sauron for having this dialog in public because I was able to see the cool possibilities that Shotcut can offer if you know the program. I wanted to really test out the Keyframes feature but the bug I reported on before with the drag handles discouraged me. Thankfully that got taken care of with the August build so know I feel much more motivated to play around with it.
@jonray, I assume that with that nice video of the Beatboxers you put together what you did for the intro was create that background with the moving colors and save that as a separate mlt file. Then you started a separate project, opened that mlt file and then put the additional text on it. Right?
I was trying to figure out how you did the cool shaky text effect. Was that Rotate and Scale with Advanced Keyframes? I was experimenting and I couldn’t really get it. Can you share any tips?
I’m going to try doing that diamond mask filter with the rounded box that @sauron did and see if I can get that right.
I’ve since learned from Dan @shotcut that it’s better if I’d exported as a quicktime movie - I think it’s because it’s lossless?
Sure. Set up some text - white, with bright pink background. Then selected “advanced keyframes” and advanced on frame at a time, each time tweaking the size/position of the textbox slightly and randomly, using the drag handles and/or the central button. After 25 times/frames (one second), I copied and pasted the clip several times, then exported it,…
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the QT preset!
I didn’t realise it had been added until I read the above and the possibilities it opens up are immense from my perspective. As someone who uses key-framed animations extensively, having this preset at my disposal allows me to build up a library of frequently used motion graphics in a way that wasn’t previously possible.
I have a question though - I’ve been experimenting with this for the last hour or two using a simple YouTube type “subscribe” animation. A finger coming on to the screen to click a subscribe button. I have not yet worked out how (if possible) to get the entire clip to export with a transparent background.
It’s composed of two layers - the subscribe button which has size & position and glow filters key-framed to imply depression of the button and it lighting up after it’s pressed. The layer above is the hand/finger which has size & position and rotation filters applied, which comes onscreen after being concealed offscreen, “presses” the button and then departs.
I have been able to render these as movs with transparency so they can be overlaid on another track but only if I do them as two separate files, thereby requiring two tracks in any video I would use them in. I have not found a way to export the two layers together as one file and retain the transparency.
Is it not possible, or am I missing something? (hopefully the latter).
Lossless may mean compressed or not, but it implies compressed since uncompressed is obviously lossless. IOW, “lossless” is simply short for “lossless compressed” because compressed may mean lossy or not.
Also, is that the reason why the new Quicktime Animation preset is not in the Lossless category in Shotcut?
It was probably more of an oversight than anything. It is special since it allows alpha output (I should note that in a tooltip), and a category to use did not jump out at me when creating the preset; so, it went uncategorized.