Trying to insert color bars - no success


#1

I have four clips of similar camera test material, and another four clips. I thought I’d drop in a bit of color bar to mark the boundary between the sets of four.

Instead of seeing the bars for about 20 seconds (there’s a reason it’s that long), I get a freeze frame of the last frame, without the HTML overlay title marking the clip.

The timeline goes clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, bars, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title,
The playback goes clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, freeze frame, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title, clip&title,

What’s happening here?


#2

It is a bug. I got something similar (distorted freeze frame) but only in preview. When I export, it is fine. I am not going to work on it at this time.


#3

After rendering the timeline, the bars showed up. Weird.


#4

RBE

If you want to see the bars in preview you can do this. Open the bars in the source viewer. Export a frame as png. Then add the png to the playlist and replace the bars that freeze frame.


#5

Thanks - that’s a good work-around. My real concern, though, is the timeline showed one thing, but another thing showed up in the rendered video. That, IMHO, is bad manners from an editor.