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Montage theme programming language reference manual

Programming with Avid Studio

Programming with Avid Studio

Friday 17 June 2011


Programming montage themes with Avid Studio is possible but is somewhat different that what is already known with Pinnacle Studio. This article summarizes the main differences in the programming language identified to date

montage theme programming language

montage theme programming language

Monday 5 July 2010


Here is the reference manual of the montage theme programming language for Pinnacle Studio.
This work is based according to the observation of all objects and parameters used by Pinnacle in montage themes of Studio 12 and 14 as well as those of the Winter Pack. It details the structure of language, and all the different objects with all their parameters. A special series of themes will make you see by yourself the effect of each parameter in these different objects.
Once going through the programming language, try to follow the various following tutorials below, preferably in the order ...
Firstly, I created a template of montage theme to be customized for your needs. This structure, extremely powerful, will be modified step by step to create two themes released on this site.
Don't worry, you'll get there if you follow the instructions step by step.

Learn how to program your own montage themes

Clone a theme with Avid Studio

Clone a theme with Avid Studio

Sunday 13 May 2012



Last year, I was explaining  how to clone a montage theme in Pinnacle Studio  ...
Since the launch of Avid Studio, some of you have tried to follow this tutorial with this new software, and find that this doesn't work, and are wondering today how to clone a theme in Avid Studio ?
This new Tutorial will explain you how you proceed to do so in the most effective manner

cloning a montage theme

cloning a montage theme

Sunday 20 February 2011


This easy tutorial will describe how to clone and customize existing montage themes with their own layouts image files.

Your own lower third

Your own lower third

Saturday 25 September 2010


Go ahead ! This tutorial will explain into details how to create a lower third from an original theme of Pinnacle Studio ...

Studio 14 hidden montage theme

Studio 14 hidden montage theme

Sunday 19 September 2010


Discover the hidden themes of the Album 2 Series delivered with Pinnacle Studio 14 and see how to make they appear ...

Modify a montage theme

Modify a montage theme

Sunday 5 September 2010


If you want to know how to modify a theme created by Pinnacle, learn how I inserted an additional movement the middle of the opening theme of the Album serie.

Programming montage theme #204

Programming montage theme #204

Thursday 22 July 2010


Design and realisation step by step of montage theme #204.

built your own montage themes

built your own montage themes

Tuesday 20 April 2010


Opening a serie of lessons to learn step by step how programming montage themes for Pinnacle Studio. This section will grow gradually with successive lessons, each one teaching you a new property of this programming language.

programming your montage theme : lesson 1

programming your montage theme : lesson 1

Tuesday 20 April 2010


In this first lesson, we'll learn to adjust the position and size of windows, understanding how managing parameters Position and Scale.

Second example of montage theme programming

Second example of montage theme programming

Sunday 24 January 2010


Example #2 to use the theme template to create a montage theme featuring two crowns of windows on orbits with different inclination.

Montage theme programming

Montage theme programming

Sunday 17 January 2010


Then, I recommend you to start with the first example below, which describes a montage theme construction step by step. Example #1 uses the theme template to create a theme animating 2 cubes rotating face to face each other. This theme seems a priori extremely complex, but you'll see that you will succeed quite easily. It will allow you to familiarize yourself with Notepad text editor as well as to create and copy files.

a template file for your own themes

a template file for your own themes

Saturday 16 January 2010


Here is the description of the structure of montage theme that will allow you to easily develop your own montage themes.

Make a good use montage themes

Amicalement-Votre

Amicalement-Votre

Wednesday 8 May 2013



It was a very classic TV series in the 1960s that is now regularly diverted during wedding dinners to introduce the life of newlyweds. This is the famous series "The Persuaders" credits (translated as "Amicalement Votre" in French, thus explaining the name of this series !).
Papy Serge has had the great idea to create this new series of montage themes Papy Serge Amicalement Votre to perform this montage very accuratly and with a minimum of work.
As you will see, this series is really very simple to use.
I take this opportunity to recall the existence of another series of montage theme on the same subject made a few years ago byguignol-film that you can find on his site.

Realize CSI Miami generic with Avid or Pinnacle Studio

Realize CSI Miami generic with Avid or Pinnacle Studio

Saturday 16 June 2012



It is of course the fantasy of any video enthusiast. Realise an opening such as that of the TV series "CSI Miami" © is the real challenge...
When I started to have a little experience in montage theme development, I have launched this project... and I  quickly resigned, due to the complexity of this task, after having only programmed the 2 first sequences. It was during the summer 2010!
And then, the virus came back to me, and as I am not of the kind to accept to fail, I decided to overcome all the difficulties and  achieve this series !
Everythings will arrive if you wait enough , this new tutorial will explain you how to do effortless
Note : CSI Miami is Copyright © CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television all rights reserved. CSI Miami, his characters and photos are the property of CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
Accordingly, the use of this series is  limited to  production of movies intended for use in the family circle.

travel itinerary

travel itinerary

Sunday 1 April 2012


reference manual to use 20cents Travel Which aims to built travel itinerary animations with Pinnacle and Avid Studio

Banner

Banner

Monday 6 February 2012


This tutorial will teach you how to build an animated lower third by simply using the classic title editor of Pinnacle Studio. Today, you will not need to know montage theme programming language to follow this tutorial.

Greetings 2012

Greetings 2012

Thursday 5 January 2012


20cents wishes you a Happy New Year 2012. You will discover in this tutorial how making in a painless manner a very original video greeting card with Pinnacle or Avid Studio

using Papy Serge's Album

using Papy Serge's Album

Thursday 10 February 2011


This tutorial will learn you how to take the full benefit of Papy Serge's Album, and how to create your own skins from available templates or from your own images.

Build a visual identity for your Vide

Build a visual identity for your Vide

Saturday 15 January 2011


Built your visual identity using with a short video sequence.

Using backgrounds in montage themes

Using backgrounds in montage themes

Saturday 6 November 2010


A number of messages received in recent weeks suggest that the use of backgrounds in my montage themes is not as simple as I could imagine. This tutorial will explain in details how to benefit from this very interesting feature.

Create your Karaoke

Create your Karaoke

Sunday 12 September 2010


Make your own Karaoke using the theme 222-Karaoke from the serie Titles. You will realize how easily you will be able to synchronize video and lyrics effortlessly.

Customize the motion backgrounds

Customize the motion backgrounds

Saturday 8 May 2010


Customize motion backgrounds used by montage themes proposed on this site.
Many of my montage themes offer a dropdown menu Movie allowing to place a video background chooseen from a list. Besides the fact that, for practical reasons, I limited the encoding rate, you might want to use other files. This tutorial will explain where to get, how to format, and how to install them.

magic panorama

magic panorama

Monday 26 April 2010


Learn to use themes PanoraMagic proposed in serie Effects.
Theme .html"> href ="../en/theme-177" >PanoraMagic allow to create a virtual panorama from any single photo. This tutorial will explain how to use it effectively, demonstration in support !

Using Montage themes

Using Montage themes

Sunday 28 March 2010


Tips and tricks when using montage themes proposed on this site. You can find here a summary of what you need to know to effectively use montage themes. You can also refer to user manual, available on the Pinnacle website.

Send greetings by MMS

Send greetings by MMS

Saturday 9 January 2010


make a video greeting card and send it from cell phone. Pinnacle Studio offers, among other output format, the .3gp format used by cell phones. This tutorial will explain how to use Studio to get your movie to this format and how to send it to another cell phone using an MMS.

make a good usage of this site, learn how to download files, save tutorials, etc ...

Create thumbnail buttons for DVD menus

Create thumbnail buttons for DVD menus

Sunday 7 October 2012



Pinnacle Studio 16 (just like his father, Avid Studio) offers a large amount of buttons to customize your DVD menus. If it is relatively easy to create new navigation buttons directly in the DVD menus editor of Pinnacle Studio 16, simply by dragging an image on your menu and by setting the button property, there was no known solution to create additional thumbnail buttons that would be added to the collections provided with the software.
This tutorial will explain step-by-step how to add a thumbnail button (ie a button containing a small size video that announces a chapter) to the default list of  Pinnacle Studio 16 using the online tool proposed on this site!
The figure below shows the first buttons (using alphabetic order) present in the collection. This tutorial will create the "20cents Logo" button, which will therefore be added in the first position of the list (because grading is done alphabetically ...)

Rate montage theme series

Rate montage theme series

Monday 28 May 2012



Lorsque vous visualisez les différentes séries de thèmes de montage, les visiteurs inscrits ont la possibilité d'indiquer qu'ils aiment particulièrement un thème de montage.
Pour cela, il suffit de cliquer sur la petite icone représentant un bouton de vote
**Attention : un même visiteur ne peut avoir qu'un maximum de 12 thèmes préférés, il convient donc d'être sélectif pour ne marquer que vos coups de coeur !*
Rassurerez vous, vous pourrez toujours changer d'avis si un nouveau thème vous parait encore mieux que ceux de votre sélection. Pour cela, il faudra cliquer sur l'icone représentant une gomme qui remplace le bouton de vote sur les thèmes de votre sélection.
Les thèmes qui auront bénéficié de vote apparaissent avec une coupe suivie du nombre de vote.
Le menu best of vous permet de voir en un clic la sélection de thèmes plébiscités par la communauté des membres inscrits.

Animated GIFs for Avid and Pinnacle Studio

Animated GIFs for Avid and Pinnacle Studio

Friday 9 September 2011


Learn how to download ready to use animated GIF for Avid and Pinnacle Studio. Thsi tutorial will also show how to save time when importing many animated GIF images into Avid or Pinnacle Studio

import an animated gif into Avid or Pinnacle Studio

import an animated gif into Avid or Pinnacle Studio

Monday 18 July 2011


This tutorial will learn you how to transform any animated gif image inot a montage theme for Avid or Pinnacle Studio using the online tool proposed on this website.

save tutorials in PDF format

save tutorials in PDF format

Friday 15 October 2010


Some of you want to have tutorials of this site in PDF format to be able to read them without being logged on Internet. This tutorial will explain how to. As a bonus, you'll see that it's possible to create PDF files in any language of your choice!

how to install 20cents montage themes

how to install 20cents montage themes

Sunday 28 February 2010


How to install the various files proposed on this site ?
It seems that installing my files is not as simple as I thought. So I took care to write this tutorial to explain step by step how to install these files.
To satisfy everyone, my files are available in two installation methods :
  • self install files (yellow buttons), the easiest method !
  • compressed .zip file (green buttons) for those who remain suspicious about .exe files

Understand how to customize Pinnacle Studio menus

Customize titles menu with Pinnacle Studio

Customize titles menu with Pinnacle Studio

Monday 16 November 2009


How to create news titles library

Pinnacle Studio propose some addons Titles library in extension packs. You will see in this tutorial that you can create new libraries by yourself quite easily. For example, we will import VideoSpin title library into Studio !

Customize Sound effects menu

Customize Sound effects menu

Saturday 31 October 2009


How to create your own libraries of sound effects in Pinnacle Studio ?
This tutorial will explain how to create sound effects libraries, and especially how to make them available directly from the menus of Pinnacle Studio, as those provided by Pinnacle in its various expansion packs.
You will see as an example how I created a library of sound effects for my montage themes

Improve your skill to use Pinnacle Studio

Get additional video tracks

Get additional video tracks

Sunday 31 January 2010


Learn all the different methods to dd video tracks in Pinnacle Studio 12 or 14.

Studio is limited from its conception to mange only 2 video tracks (and only one in low tier version !). It manage also a track to host Titles. Many users wish to get additionnal tracks to handle more sophisticated montages. This tutorial sum up the state of the art of what can be done, and will propose you two original montage themes dedicated to this purpose.

Software Assesments

Pinnacle Studio 16 video edition assesment by 20cents-video

Pinnacle Studio 16 video edition assesment by 20cents-video

Wednesday 5 September 2012



As we could think, the tempting offers made in the beginning of this summer on Avid Studio announced the launch of a new version of our favorite video editing software. The question which arisen was to know which of Pinnacle studio or Avid Studio will survive?
Seeing this new release, I spent a few hours to look into more details what Pinnacle Studio 16 brought us. This article is in no way an evaluation of the product, it's just the opportunity to let you know the opinion of an ordinary user among others.

test Avid Studio

test Avid Studio

Monday 4 April 2011


Avid Studio Assesment by E-N-C. You will discover the main functionnalities with many screenshots !
News
2 DVDs for training
Perfect your shooting technique

Thierry Philippon, who manages www.magazinevideo.com has created two training DVDs (the only existing in Europe) offering to video amateur examples and practical techniques for their families and travel movies. Entitled "The best technics of professionals for your stories and movies travel", DVDs are available in Beginner & Intermediate or Advanced level.
These DVDs are made for video enthusiasts who have some basic video skills and willing to progress but also to those who use a camera or iPhone, and want to discover the video capabilities of their device.
Thanks to the contribution of the moving image, the container and contents are in line here. The same situation is sometimes approached with the "bad" example in addition to "good" example. The location of the cameras or the cameraman, making of is also presented when needed.

A free module is available to give you a better idea of the content of these DVDs.
dreamscene.org
Web site of the month !

Original motion backgrounds for your DVD menus and montage theme animation


Dreamscene.org propose you many free high quality screensaver. Even if these files were made to be used as PCs screen saver, their installation kit content .wmv video files that you will be able to import into Studio, either for your DVD menus, or, after some adaptations, in my montage themes ...

Go ahead, you will enjoy, and it's very nice !.



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