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  • Slide Show – request for help

  • John Kane

    April 5, 2005 at 9:15 pm

    Hello everyone,

    Just joined and I’m a new user of Premiere Pro 1.0 (Standard 7.01), PAL. Can anyone please help with some guidance on creating a Slide Show?

    I have 50 photos from our grandaughter’s christening, each one with one or more people holding the baby. My plan, for each photo, is to show a close-up of the baby for a few seconds, then slowly zoom out to the full photo and hold for a few more seconds.

    I’ve just about figured out the Effect Controls for Keyframes, Motion and Scale, but I’m confused about the numbers and resolutions to use.

    Each photo is 8 1/8″ x 6″. There are some Portrait, but I’m just working on a Landscape one for now.

    I’ve scanned it at 300dpi, giving an image 2424×1792. If the close-up area I want is 2″ wide, should I be scanning at 720/2 = 360dpi?

    Do I crop the photo to ratio 4×3, or crop to ratio 720×576 and then resize to 4×3? I’ve read that it needs to be 4×3 to show properly on the TV.

    I cropped at 4×3 and saved the image as a PSD file (using Paint Shop Pro). Is this the best format to use?

    I put it in the Timeline and set the Keyframes for Position and Scale. I’m getting the effect I want, except the Zoom out is starting ok, but seems to finish fast. And how can I be sure my close-up and full photo are going to fit the TV screen exactly?

    I would very much appreciate any help with this.

    Best regards,
    John

  • Aanarav Sareen

    April 5, 2005 at 11:00 pm

    [John Kane] “but seems to finish fast.”

    For slowing them down, use the Ease In keyframe. Rightclick on the ending keyframe and select Ease In

    [John Kane] “And how can I be sure my close-up and full photo are going to fit the TV screen exactly? “

    The best way to do this would be to preview your view on a real TV. You can either do this by using a firewire passthrough or by purchasing a dedicated card. If none of these is an option, I would reccomend using the guides from the action safe area. But, remember that no two TVs are the same. What you might see on one TV might be considerably different than another one.

  • John Kane

    April 6, 2005 at 7:27 pm

    [Aanarav Sareen] “For slowing them down, use the Ease In keyframe. Rightclick on the ending keyframe and select Ease In “

    I was only setting it on the starting frame. Working fine now.

    [Aanarav Sareen] ” …I would reccomend using the guides from the action safe area…”

    I would like to get a TV attached at some stage, but now I see the safe area it makes more sense. Also, I had the preview monitor on ‘100%’ instead of ‘Fit’!

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Best regards,
    John

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