Blank Composite Shots for slideshow

Hello,

I've watched this video :

I would like to learn how to get blank composite shots to apply to images in order to create a slide show and speedup the process, avoiding to reset the values for each image 

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  • PalaconoPalacono Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 3,442 Enthusiast
    edited February 2017

    Video is set to private, we can't see it. :)

    Never mind, I'm running on three cylinders today.

    Duh! Go to Vimeo.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador
    edited February 2017

    You do what "Max" did. Create a Composite Shot for each media holder, add media so you can see what you're doing, load the embedded comps into your main comp, build your animation, then delete the media files and save the project. 

    Once you reload the project via Add Composite Shot, drag media into each Media Holder Composite Shot and you're done. 

    Another option is to build your slideshow and save it with media. By right-clicking a media file in the Media Panel and selecting "Relink" you can replace an existing media file with a new one. 

    I have a super-basic 10-image slideshow preset you can download for free from the Hitfilm Preset Marketplace

    This tutorial talks a lot about media management in Hitfilm, including relinking files, and a short discussion of templates. 

  • TotopoCraftTotopoCraft Website User Posts: 194 Just Starting Out

    That video explains it pretty well.

    He is using embedded composite shots. That way, you animate the composite instead of each image. Finally, you save the main comp with the embedded comps as a file (HitFilm can save HFCS or HitFilm Composite Shots) and use them in other projects.

    Then all you have to do is place the images, video, or any media in those composite shots, as they work as containers. 

    Here is the schematic view of the process

    Slide Comp

  • inScapeDigitalinScapeDigital Website User Posts: 715 Just Starting Out

    Hey, that's me!

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador

    @inScapeDigital sounded like you. Did someone steal your video, or do you have a Vimeo account under another name? 

  • inScapeDigitalinScapeDigital Website User Posts: 715 Just Starting Out

    @Triem23 Max hired me to make the templates and the tutorials.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador
  • sducciosduccio Website User Posts: 6

     Thank you so much to everyone. I will pdf this thread since it's a tutorial itself. 

  • sducciosduccio Website User Posts: 6
    edited February 2017

    Ok, this is my first attempt:

    • create new editing work
    • import an image
    • create composite shot with a scaling from 100% to 20%
    • delete the imported  image from the media panel, because by rightclicking I cannot find an unlink command
    • save the comp
    • create a new editing work
    • import another image
    • import the saved comp
    • dragged the image into the comp
    • result: a second layer is created into the comp and the settings are not heired

    What am I missing, to make it like Max?

    I mean: how do I create an empty holder keeping the settings?

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador
    edited February 2017

    The issue here is you applied the scaling to the original media, then deleted it. That's where the scaling had been stored. 

    Now, I don't know what other photo editing software you may have, but you have some options. 

    1) don't delete the original media, but use "Relink" as described above. This will maintain scaling and effects on the relinked media. The only disadvantage is, if the replacement media is a different size from the original media you'll have to rescale. 

    2) create your Composite Shot at the original media size, then scale the COMPOSITE SHOT once it's embedded in your main comp. Again, the disadvantage is that if the replacement media is a different size as the original media you'll have to rescale the media in its Composite Shot. 

    3) ignore 1 and 2. The slideshow animation is what takes forever. Rescaling new media is fast, and you still save lots of time with preset animation. 

    4) if you have other photo editing software, use that to batch resize your pics to the same dimensions before import. Then you can set one scale and never have to worry about a mismatch. 

    Also, if you're creating a slideshow with multiple pieces of media and multiple media holders, save it as a PROJECT, not a Composite Shot. If Comp Shot A has embedded Comp Shot B and you save Comp A as a Composite Shot, you just lost B. Save as Composite Shot doesn't save embedded comps. Projects can be imported via the Import Composite Shot menu and retain all embedded comps. Just make your final animation a Composite Shot because Editor Timelines don't import via Import Composite Shot. 

    Btw, if you click the Star icon at the top of a thread, it's bookmarked. You can find your bookmarked threads by clicking the bookmark icon/word at the bottom of this page. 

  • sducciosduccio Website User Posts: 6

    Quotation from above:

    "You do what "Max" did. Create a Composite Shot for each media holder, add media so you can see what you're doing, load the embedded comps into your main comp, build your animation, then delete the media files and save the project. 

    Once you reload the project via Add Composite Shot, drag media into each Media Holder Composite Shot and you're done. "

    • I create a composite shot with 1 picture (I have 3 pictures of the same size and I want to test the replacing in the media holder)
    • No idea how to create embedded comps : googled 'embedded comps in hitfilm ', but no results as far as I can see
    • Anyway I created the animation, deleted the media file and saved the project.
    • Created new project
    • Imported new picture of the same size
    • Imported the .hfp into the project
    • dragged the imported picture into the comp are
    • result: new layer without settings.

    My purpose is this:

    I have 50 images of the same size

    I want to create 3 comps holders

    1. zoom from 20 to 100%
    2. slip from left to right
    3. slip from right to left

    Then create a slideshow with 50 pics and assign the 1 or 2 or 3 behaviour at my leisure.
    Max's video shows that it is possible to import empty comps and embedded comps and reuse them to create a slideshow with several movements.

    Now I would like to know how to create empty comps and how to create embedded comps. 

    I fear I need a step by step advise or at least to pinpoint a manual. In the online help I found few lines about.

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. I just found 'import composite shot' , cannot find the 'add composite shot'

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador

    I'm going to tag @inScapeDigital as he is the actual creator of the video you're referencing (Javert, I assume it was work for hire, since you didn't put your name on it.).

    Also,the tutorial *I* am working on this week is Composite Shots, and,  with a 10-page, 8,000 word OUTLINE, I'm just already done with this topic for the week. :-) 

    Besides, I've already answered the original question twice, so, obviously my explanation isn't the right way to explain things to sduccio.  You create an embedded Composite Shot by dragging one Composite Shot inside another. That's it. It's that simple. You create an empty Composite Shot by creating a Composite Shot, and not putting anything in it. That's it. It's that simple. 

  • sducciosduccio Website User Posts: 6

    thanks @Triem23

    In the last reply it's more clear to me.

    I'm sorry I could not understand before.

  • sducciosduccio Website User Posts: 6

    YEEEESSSS!!

    I have understood. It works fine.

    Thank you and apologizes

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,280 Ambassador

    Sduccio no need to apologize to me. Different teachers explain things in different ways and different students learn in different ways. :-) I genuinely thought that my way of explaining wasn't working for you and that Inscape's different approach would work better. :-) 

    Glad you figured it out and your slideshow is doing what you want. :-) 

  • tddavistddavis Moderator, Website User Posts: 4,180 Moderator

    @Triem23

    You are so right there.  I about failed high school Chem and physics but different teachers in college could get the info in my head so I could grasp it and I got an A in both.

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