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    Posted: 12-Sep-2007 at 04:32

Hi,  I use the logo feature all the time, but would like to use it to display a video logo with a transparent background.  -Has anyone succeeded in doing this? -If so, could you walk me through the software/creation process? I've tried using flash etc & dabbled with various formats, but no luck so far.

Edy, are there plans for the logo feature to accept animated .Gif files?
And on a similar subject, .SWF backgrounds?
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  Quote Edy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12-Sep-2007 at 11:08
Hi Alan,

Transparency background with videos is not supported at this time. I plan to add chroma-style transparency in the future: you specify a color, and that color will become transparent. This will work also with videos used as Logo. So you could use any AVI/MPEG etc. with a chroma background as logo.

Animated GIF and SWF would be supported if a proper DirectX codec exists. I don't know them at this time. For SWF, you can convert them to video and then use them as background. There are a variety of tools that allows you to to do this (i.e. SWF To Video Scout).

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Edited by Edy - 12-Sep-2007 at 11:10
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  Quote Alan Ross Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13-Sep-2007 at 07:16
Well, that would explain why I'm not having much success with it! -I already use Targa *.tga file format for my still image logos, which works very well, but will now look for a directx filter for animated transparent *.gif files as an alternative to video.
 
While I welcome the idea of a "chroma key" feature, I worry that it's not something every VJ2 user would want or need. Part of the beauty of Deejaysystems software is it's simple, uncluttered layout, and I like it that way! Perhaps chromakey is a feature which could be offered as an add-on so that users who don't want it won't have it forced upon them.
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  Quote Edy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14-Sep-2007 at 20:02
...or just two options "enable chroma key" and "select chroma key color" in the LOGO dialog, below transparency, position, etc   :-)

I fully understand you, don't worry. I wouldn't add anything to Deejaysystem that could change the "really simple" looking.

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