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Opacity - more control?

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Generally quite happy with PE.  Have used it a good deal over the last 7 of my 40 years of making films and videos.  One way, I could improve.

Opacity.   Now, I have to edit and distribute a complex composition.  Four tracks.  Each image has been shot to not very often overlap.  However, the opacity is relative to each shot on each track.  If the top track is 100, no light trickle downs.  If the top track is 90, only 10 trickles down.   Would be nice to have several simultaneous 100.

Of course, Photoshop Elements with its Magic Wand and Move Tool is a real boon!

   Any suggestions how I can get each track independent, or at least more independent?

Previously, would make MPEG of each set of two tracks and then marry the MPEGs.  But that is a hassle.  Maybe a more fun way of doing is out there?  Thanking your replies!

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Opacity - more control?

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Generally quite happy with PE.  Have used it a good deal over the last 7 of my 40 years of making films and videos.  One way, I could improve.

Opacity.   Now, I have to edit and distribute a complex composition.  Four tracks.  Each image has been shot to not very often overlap.  However, the opacity is relative to each shot on each track.  If the top track is 100, no light trickle downs.  If the top track is 90, only 10 trickles down.   Would be nice to have several simultaneous 100.

Of course, Photoshop Elements with its Magic Wand and Move Tool is a real boon!

   Any suggestions how I can get each track independent, or at least more independent?

Previously, would make MPEG of each set of two tracks and then marry the MPEGs.  But that is a hassle.  Maybe a more fun way of doing is out there?  Thanking your replies!

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I'm sorry but don't understand what you are trying to accomplish.  Do you have a screen shot or example?

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Thanks for trying, whsprague.   Okay, let's think of a grid, make it 4 x 4.  Then make four grids.  Each grid represents a track on PE.

Each square of each grid represents a musical note in a musical composition.  Most of the time, each grid has only one square

active and the remaining 15 squares are silent (black).

flute

sitar

kazoo

kettle drum

  I want to play each track, each instrument so that each instrument has independent volume (independent opacity).  As Premier Elements has been working for me, the flute (the top instrument) has control over the volume of the other three instruments.

So, I can never have a loud flute AND a loud kettle drum.

Is that any better, or am I still unclear?

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You can keyframe the volume of each clip independently of the others if you put each clip on a separate track in Expert Mode.

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davidl23747360  wrote

Is that any better, or am I still unclear?

I think you are being clear.  It is me that has the muddy view.  There something visual in your "mind's eye" and I can get it focused in mine. 

Are you trying for a multiple exposure effect?

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independent volume (independent opacity)

Are we talking video or audio, as volume is used in audio and opacity in video.

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Ann Bens,

thanks for asking. Just video. If what I am doing

works, audio will not be interested.

-david lee

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Not sure what you are trying to achive but have you tried blending modes.

Better yet post a screenshot.

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Peru Bob,

Keyframes, okay. Expert Mode, I don't know, not in my

handbook either. Each track is a separate composition, but maybe I can

use your thinking some how, if I understand Expert Mode.

Thank You !

-david lee

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Once more, know my gratitude for your reply, whsprague.

?Multiple exposure effect. Not sure about that term. Perhaps, it is

overlapping image. If so, only rarely. Mostly, I want separate images on

the screen at different tempi.

-david lee

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:07 AM, whsprague <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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If I understand you correctly, you want to have four videos appear at the same time and change their visibility at different times.

Is that correct?

If that is what you want to do, you need to adjust the size and position of each video and keyframe the opacity.

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