MASTERCLASS - SEPTEMBER 2007      
Welcome to our Masterclass monthly HD 1280 720 projects for SEPTEMBER 2007 - Available to our Professional members
Please note these downloads will only be available for a limited time period so be sure to save all content these are not listed on our web site be quick !


Foto folio  -  30 second duration
This dimensional effect is provided in HD format with all Encore HD menus and After effects background constructor V7.0 onward
The purpose of this package is to allow creation of a functional DVD HD menu which will include the background shown above
with your content (either HD video or image) in each of the respective video windows.
You will require to have after effects v7.0 or later together with adobe encore cs3 HD capable

LETS get started
STEP 1  Download  the pack which includes all necessary files including the illustrated motion background
STEP 2 install the supplied font
STEP 3 open the fotofolio_Bkgrd_Gen.aep file into after effects
HOW ITS DONE
Have a look at the composition layers notice how each video window layer has been duplicated, flipped vertically positioned and then the reflective bottom window has been masked to create the shade effect the mask can be seen by clicking on the layer in the timeline and by opening the mask settings you can identify that a vertical feather of around 300-400 has been applied to each window mask.
by moving the mask vertically, an increase or decrease can be obtained to the visual effect.
The motion background has the same effect applied however the black solid layers obscure the motion background from displaying over each reflective video window, a third copy of the motion background acts as the horizon and has been scaled to fit this area.
STEP 4 inserting your footage
Please remember that this is an HD 1280 x 720 composition square pixel, so ensure any footage you wish to use is in this format.
From the project window open the video holders folder this will reveal video1-4 HD holders

Simply right click on each respective image and choose replace footage - file, then direct the menu to your footage, please ensure that any video footage has a minimum time duration of 30s to suit this composition, at this point notice how both top and bottom windows now contain your footage repeat this process for each of the video widows and then preview the project to ensure all is well.
STEP 5 export the composition by adding to render queue the export format is really to your preference
please note that this will create the motion video background which will be imported to encore to act as the menu background.

STEP 6 open adobe encore and create a new HD 1280 720 25 project then import as a menu - the File fotofolio_enc_hd.psd
import as an asset your created motion background and the audio if you wish from the dvd menus and audio folders

STEP 7 using the pick whip tool select the respective imported asset for the video and audio menu backgrounds

The project is now ready to accept all your content


MASTERCLASS - These projects are pixel perfect we guarantee that what you see is what you get + more,
if however, any problems arise in your production we will, within 24 hours have this rectified to your satisfaction !.
Signed

Robert Dickie
Digital Video Team Managing Director

ENJOY