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how to add highlight mark to video?

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Aug 11, 2008 12:17 AM
I'm a novice video editor. I need to produce a sports video, and I need to highlight an individual player by putting a circle, an arrow, or some other type of highlight around the individual player for a second or two. Anyone know how to do this? I know that iMovie has no such capability, but I'm hoping that someone could refer me to third-party software that could do this.

Thanks in advance!
Multiple, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Aug 11, 2008 2:06 AM (in response to lasram)
    lasram wrote:
    .. I need to highlight an individual player by putting a circle, an arrow, or some other type of highlight around the individual player .. I know that iMovie has no such capability..


    you have two options:
    download fpr free iMHD6 and purchase a licence of Slick 6...
    it teaches iMovie exactly what you want, demo here:
    http://geethree.com/slick/galleries/s6demopages/s6hilitespotlight.html

    or..
    follow my illustrated advice on my ad-free site:
    *Alpha-channels/Masks & bugs*
    http://karsten.schluter.googlepages.com/im08tricks

    you can create a circle or even a half-transparent 'mask' to highlight the player and lay that 'over' the video..
    MacMini CD/1.66/1.25GB/QT7/iLife08 + iMHD6, Mac OS X (10.4.11), k.schluter@mac.com
  • theatre11 Calculating status...
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    Aug 12, 2008 8:34 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    I am trying to do this as well....I don't think I have photoshop elements. Is there something else I can use? Or download it somewhere? Thanks!
    Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Aug 13, 2008 4:07 AM (in response to theatre11)
    theatre11 wrote:
    ...I don't think I have photoshop elements. Is there something else I can use? Or download it somewhere?


    you need any paint aplication, which supports transparency..
    please do your own research, e.g. versiontracker.com, I don't know your needs, skills and wallet's size ... many apps offer a free 'trial'..
    MacMini CD/1.66/1.25GB/QT7/iLife08 + iMHD6, Mac OS X (10.4.11), k.schluter@mac.com

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