Is it possible to move an image within the frame?

Samuel-Kinch wrote on 11/19/2021, 8:45 AM

Hello, I'm working with Movie Studio 17, and I'm pretty sure its the most basic software provided by Vegas so the answer may come down to it just not being an option on this lower version

What I am trying (and unable) to do is move an image within a frame to have it be side by side with text. When I import an image in, it only allows it to be the background of the image, and unable to be moved around the frame like text can be moved. With text, you are able to change everything about its size and location within the frame. I expected to be the same with imported images, but after trying for about 10 minutes, I was unable to find a move to freely move it around the frame.

Please let me know if I am missing something or there is another option.

 

Thanks

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Jack S wrote on 11/19/2021, 10:15 AM

@Samuel-Kinch Is this what you want to achieve?

This was done using MS16, so it is possible with the basic version.
It's achieved quickly and simply by using Pan/Crop on the video event with a Titles and Text event on the track above.

Search for Pan/Crop in the help system.

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Samuel-Kinch wrote on 11/19/2021, 9:39 PM

@Samuel-Kinch Is this what you want to achieve?

This was done using MS16, so it is possible with the basic version.
It's achieved quickly and simply by using Pan/Crop on the video event with a Titles and Text event on the track above.

Search for Pan/Crop in the help system.

Sorry, I do not understand what you are suggesting. The pan and crop does not allow me to move the full image to one side or the other. Could you be more clear?

FayFen wrote on 11/20/2021, 1:06 AM

Samuel, you are not with 17 platinum?

Jack S wrote on 11/21/2021, 3:38 AM

@Samuel-Kinch Make sure that the icon shown in the attached image is as shown. It toggles between 'Move Freely (X or Y), Move in X only and Move in Y only. To move your crop image freely you need the first option.

Can I suggest that you watch my YouTube tutorial on the Pan/Crop tool? This is the link.

@FayFen You don't need the Platinum version to use Pan/Crop. My example is using MS16.

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My system
Dell XPS 8700 (I know, it's a little outdated)
Windows 10 Home (x64)
3.1 GHz Intel Core i5-4440
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti display adapter
System drive Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB

Camcorder
SONY Handycam HDR-XR550VE

3POINT wrote on 11/21/2021, 11:20 PM

Since Pan/Crop tool has it's limitations when using it for Picture in Picture, the better tool for this is normally Trackmotion (of which I'm not sure if it's part MS or only of MSP).

Samuel-Kinch wrote on 11/22/2021, 2:49 PM

Samuel, you are not with 17 platinum?

No, I am not, just 16

Samuel-Kinch wrote on 11/22/2021, 2:58 PM

@Samuel-Kinch Make sure that the icon shown in the attached image is as shown. It toggles between 'Move Freely (X or Y), Move in X only and Move in Y only. To move your crop image freely you need the first option.

Can I suggest that you watch my YouTube tutorial on the Pan/Crop tool? This is the link.

@FayFen You don't need the Platinum version to use Pan/Crop. My example is using MS16.

Thank you for your video, I figured it out.

For everyone wondering, the breakthrough I had was the ability to expand the view frame (the big F) that allowed me to move it to the side. It was Jack S's video that gave me the breakthrough, but I reckon I would have figured it out eventually.

TLDR: turns out you must move the viewframe around the image, not the other way around (unlike text, with is moved within the viewframe).

Jack S wrote on 11/22/2021, 4:36 PM

@Samuel-Kinch It would have been nice if you could have marked my comment as the solution instead of yours. 😉

My system
Dell XPS 8700 (I know, it's a little outdated)
Windows 10 Home (x64)
3.1 GHz Intel Core i5-4440
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti display adapter
System drive Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB

Camcorder
SONY Handycam HDR-XR550VE