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Title: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: bluecoyote on October 17, 2017, 05:12:19 PM
Sir John :)

the zooming in effect on images.. is that on the roadmap???   that is a really cool feature that adds professionalism to the videos.  if you add this I may just buy again..lol
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on October 17, 2017, 08:15:51 PM
What exactly do you mean by "zooming in effect"?
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on October 18, 2017, 05:29:52 AM

I don't want to crash-gate but i was about to propose something of the sort.

I stand to be corrected but i think (or what i would propose) is a motion kind of effect on the images. This could be zoom in/out, or any kind of movement of the image which i think would be a cool feature resulting in adding that video effect or atmosphere.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Amin Motin on October 18, 2017, 08:51:38 AM
We already have various features on the to-do list and as far as I'm aware a basic "Ken Burns" type zoom may appear in the future.

We don't have it right now and not all features can be implemented immediately, but there will continue to be new features added.

IVW is going to keep getting more powerful :)
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: bluecoyote on October 18, 2017, 10:05:53 AM
What exactly do you mean by "zooming in effect"?


John

here is an example..  you can see how the images start panning..  you set this up individual images.. but you can see the effect it adds to the whole video

https://www.screencast.com/t/xF4ZEIm6vSU (https://www.screencast.com/t/xF4ZEIm6vSU)

hope this was helpful example
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: bluecoyote on October 18, 2017, 10:12:51 AM
We already have various features on the to-do list and as far as I'm aware a basic "Ken Burns" type zoom may appear in the future.

We don't have it right now and not all features can be implemented immediately, but there will continue to be new features added.

IVW is going to keep getting more powerful :)

Amin

welcome back

I hope your absence was nothing concerning

yes thats what its called the burns effect.. thanks i forgot that name  kevin burns :)
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: 7Driver on October 19, 2017, 01:19:56 PM
Good to hear a Ken Burns effect (panning or zooming of stills) is in the pipeline - it would be a great new feature to add.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 04, 2017, 04:54:07 PM
Just pushed an update that adds this capability.

On the slide with a static image, click the Edit Slide Properties button (pencil icon) and choose one of the Zoom/Pan items in the Image/Video Animations drop-down.

Jon
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on November 04, 2017, 05:35:58 PM

Thanks Jon for this very important update.

Unfortunately, I think it has killed the MP4 support. My mp4 clicps that i had uploaded and saved in the favourites are reporting that the format is not supported (I have been using them in all my videos until now). I even tried to upload afresh but no luck. Please check to see if that is the case.

Another important aspect you need to look into at foremost is the multiple update of slides instead of updating one at a time.

Regards.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 04, 2017, 07:07:01 PM
This update had no impact on allowing the uploading of MP4 clips. If you give me the URL of one of the ones you're unable to use I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 04, 2017, 07:10:52 PM
And, FYI, I just tested multiple mp4 clips from a variety of sources and they all worked fine. So I'll need the specific mp4 that's causing an issue.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on November 05, 2017, 06:46:51 AM
At first i thought the problem was the mp4. This is because when you pushed through the update, i was at a stage of attaching an mp4 to a slide which failed to materialise.

I have done more tests and i don't know if this is only on my side or not. I have observed the following.

- It seems that whenever you make any change to a slide, the system assumes that you have added a video clip to the slide. I mean any change even adding a picture is probably been registered as a video.

- Although you can add a picture to a slide, you can't add any video - whether from the library or an upload. It just seems to start the process and then stops and doesn't give an error message.

- I tried adding an AE. It processes and then at the end hangs on gear and never finishes the process.

- The pictures that are attached when building the slides are okay but when you make change by attaching a different picture, it seems like you have added a video.

I hope this helps.

Regards.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 05, 2017, 07:10:35 AM
I'm afraid it doesn't. I've just tested adding images, videos, AE clips etc to the same slide over and over and everything is working as expected.

Can you make a screen recording of what you're seeing?
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 05, 2017, 04:32:18 PM
Ok, I think I figured out what you were seeing. I just pushed an update that should fix it.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on November 06, 2017, 01:10:06 PM
Thanks Jon for this. This fix is great as it has also addressed something i wanted to mention (the auto-animation creation during slide generation) but i thought may be this was not going to be possible because of the layouts that does not support animation but you seem to be ahead of the game. But this brings me to ask the question - why does the left and right text layout not support the animation or video. With the paning of images in the other slides with different formats, it makes the static images look very odd.

Having said that, THANKS again for the last two updates. They make the videos look very professional.

With regard to the problem on attaching videos, i think the problem was with the first and last slides only but you seem to have figured this already and solved it.   

Regards.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 06, 2017, 02:59:16 PM
Glad to hear all is well now for you.

As to why the left/right layouts don't support slide animation, it's technical. :) I know that's not the answer you want to hear, but it would be a long bunch of technical mumbo-jumbo to explain it. Suffice it to say that of course it IS possible, just very difficult. I'm working on it.

Jon
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on November 06, 2017, 03:19:37 PM
Thanks Jon and nice to hear that you are working on it.

All is working good and the results are great and a joy to have.

The only thing i didn't mention is there are errors been popped up sometimes when making some changes such as duration change and hide text. However, i don't know why they come up because once i proceed to another action i find the action that reported an error actually executed okay. This doesn't bother me, its just to let you know.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 06, 2017, 09:22:53 PM
Thanks, I'm aware of those issues and they're on my list of bugs to squash. :)
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: Jonathan Leger on November 09, 2017, 01:27:05 PM
FYI I fixed those bugs and just pushed an update that allows Ken Burns be applied to left/right aligned slides. So now when you choose the Animate Slides option on the Wizard tab it will animate those images as well.

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Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on November 09, 2017, 05:19:31 PM

Thanks Jon for that.

Everything looks good. If anything i'll let you know.

Regards.
Title: Re: Zoom Effect on images
Post by: kinuthia on November 10, 2017, 05:59:52 AM
The update makes a very big difference as compared to the statics images. Although it is working fine here are some observations.

1.
When it comes to auto-choosing/selecting the slide layout formats (left and right), it is only selecting the left text format only and not the right format layout. I'm sure one can change this manually but i'm refering to the auto-generation.

2.
During the tutorial last night, Amin made a very good point of the relationship between the text and the image. i.e. if you have the right or left format layout, the image panning should be towards the text and not moving away from the text. Yes again one can do this manually but i'm just wondering if you can enforce this rule for the auto generation such that if left text layout is selected the panning to the left will be selected.

3.
Lastly, can you please leave the animate slide checkbox selceted by default. I understand you need to warn us about the generation time added but maybe you can have some red warning text appended to the checkbox text. (Just a thought).

Regards,
Kinuthia.