Video Effects and Transitions

Topics about the usage of video effects and transitions provided by Kdenlive

moving frame/window

I've done this with Ulead's editor and I haven't used Kdenlive much. What I would like to do is this:

I have two video clips A and B. I want video A full screen and video B in a frame or window in front of video A. I looked in the help and threads for moving frames, but didn't see anything. Is it possible to do this in Kdenlive?


How to make my video shake


I have searched for this topic and all I am able to find are topics on how to eliminate shaking from a handheld camera.

I am trying to make a title slide that shakes - simulating an earthquake - as a rumble sound plays over the audio. I know how to synch the audio with the video, I'm just no sure how the make the text shake.

If there is a way to make it "explode" off the screen, that would be helpful too. I think I can set up a dissolve transition that would do OK though. Thank you for looking this over!

Multi-layer compositing

Hey there!
I am having trouble compositing multiple layers,one on top of another. Basically the problem involves two layers. In the first layer a text overlay comes flying in from the top. And in the bottom layer a line comes from the left underneath the text. So I set the desired keyframes and positions. However when i play the video the text(int the top layer) comes in diagonally from top left to bottom right. I cross checked the positioning in the transition window, and they are correctly placed.

Greenscreen keying on the edge

Hello again,

I´ve gained some experience with Greenscreen Effects in Kdenlive. The Quality is pretty good.
But there is a little nasty side effect. There are some small greencolourmixed edges on my masked layer, and I don´t want to cut them.

It would be nice if someone could give me a tip, on how to colourcorrect only the edges of an alpha masked layer.

---- FYI ----
If someone is working the first time with Green/Bluescreen here are some Tips
I try to give my best in English :)

Rotoscoping and opacity?

Hi all,

maybe this has been discussed, I have however not found it. When using the rotoscoping effect, I am wondering how I can leave out everything not inside the region I make with the nodes? Now, after making the region, all else goes black. So video underneath is invisible. Maybe this is very easy, however I did not find anything in the manual or on the internet.

Bye, Menno.

How to apply a default transition schema automatically?

Hi all,

my timeline content looks like as follows per default:

I'm dragging all wanted clip zones from Clip Monitor to the timeline. Then I arrange all clips alternating between track 2 and 3 with an overlapping dissolve transition area of 10 frames. Track 1 is reserved for titling.

Smoother Animations (like Pan and Zoom)

I'd like to see some kind of "Bézier curves" effect for the Pan and Zoom effect in regards to motion. By "Bézier curves" I'm not talking about the image contrast filter. I'm talking about making animation (Moving left/right/up/down or zooming) more smooth by having exponetial start and end between every keyframe.

Right now, If I have a logo with the pan and zoom effect activated, using 4 evenly spaced keyframes, If I put 50% size on keyframe 1 and 2 and I put 100% size on Keyframe 3 and 4. The Logo will go from stationary to full speed when it reaches keyframe 2, when it reaches keyframe 3 it will come to a "sudden" halt, which is very mechanical in appearance.

Here's a videolink (youtube) where I illustrate what I mean

clip from VOB only imports partially

Hi, I am a newbie, so my problems may have a simple solution.
Use on ubuntu 11.10.
Can read vob files, put them on timeline and replay. fine.
However, when loading one vob it gives me 6 seconds, another 21 seconds clip, but the original files have 20 minutes+.
These first few seconds work fine but I could not get the rest of the file to import.
I tried to change the default length to import (under settings) but it didn't help.

Sharpen a video?

How do I sharpen a video to make it less "fuzzy" (to compensate for my video camera's low quality)?

How do Color Correct?

How do color correction effected in Kdenlive?

I can't figure it out.

What steps to I use?

I'm running 0.7.8 on Ubuntu 11.04


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