Adding effect to video.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by axeldtf, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    I created a gif image of a flashing "rec" to add to a video project to simulate a record light. How can i add this over a video? Can i do this in imovie or quicktime? I realize programs like final cut can do this but i dont own that software.
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    You might have to install the trial of adobe after effects as I don't believe either iMovie or quicktime can do it.
  3. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    AE might be overkill due to the (IMHO) overly complex GUI. Premiere is much easier to handle for such simple things.

    Put it on the second track as an overlay and you are good to go.
  4. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    Thanks for the advice.. I may have to purchase it, i hear it's worth it, Thanks again!
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Not really a need to purchase it, as there are 30-day fully functioning trials for AE and Premiere, which should suffice for your need, unless you want to do more later I guess.
  6. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    **Just a follow up**..
    I was able to get the results i needed with photoshop and quicktime.. It turned out better than i could have imagined. If anyone is interested PM me and i'll explain. Thanks for all the responses.

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