Add logo to spinning computer intro

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How do I add my company logo to the spinning computer into? I've tried to do so via the Properties options, right click, etc. but it doesn't seem to work the way it was shown in the video.  I found a beautiful example in one of the discussions but the link to the instructions is no longer valid. Any suggestions will be appreciated by this newbie.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Can you at least provide a link to the beautiful example you saw?
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The example was at http://www.screencast.com/t/FPC1JyJ5YzE. I've asked the author for another source, but the post was two years old and I'm not sure if the original author is still active. I'll wait for a reply from the authorto see if the materials may be available elsewhere, thanks.
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These animations are difficult in Camtasia. He completed it with errors. The errors occure fast enough that most people wouldn't catch the mistakes.
He lets the laptop open.Places the video in the screen. And fades it in through an animation or transition.
 

He lets the Laptop move forward changing the size of the video to fit the laptops monitor  until it fills the screen.Also, adjusting the position.
 
It doesn't follow the laptops screen boundaries accurately as you can see in this image I pulled from the video.


I did this for a client in Premiere Pro who used Camtasia. Due to the difficultly of making it look professional in Camtasia.
The original video runs much slower. It takes 1.3 seconds for the laptop to move all the way forward.
I also had media spinning in with the laptop to deal with.


The video you watched is sped up to nearly twice the original speed.I'm sure it was done to hide the errors due to the difficulty in creating the animation.

But that's the long and short of how he did it. It can be done, but Camtasia really isn't built for it.Not if you're looking for professional results.

What you need to do this right is a program with corner pinning. I just covered this in some detail last night in another thread.https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/help-with-green-screen-and-stock-motion-video

Regards,Joe
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Thank you Joe, I appreciate your detailed explanation and the comments on Camtasia limitations. I found your other thread helpful as well.

Best,
Gary
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To be fair to and give you a way forward with Camtasia fortierg.
I'm a bit of a perfectionist with clients. So I'm pretty unforgiving at times.

I was able to create a decent animation 5 frames at a time.



So I faded in a 1920 x 1080 image. Then when the laptop moved forward.Every 5 frames, I added  an animation. The first one had to be shortened to 5 frames of duration.
Then I resized the image using the handles at the center of image."Not the Corners" It's to easy to throw off the aspect ratio if you grab the corners.

 

I had to adjust the Top, Bottom and Right Hand side only.
You'll want to change the easing of the animations to linear.

You'd like a corner pined video created in Hit Film much better.But this will work.

Regards,Joe
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Good write-up Joe! This is all a good guide on how to do this. The only thing I'd reiterate is one of the last sentences, about changing the easing of the animation to Linear; you're absolutely going to want to do this. If you don't make this change, it's going to be very hard to make the zoom on the computer line up with the zoom on your in-monitor footage.

Cheers,

Kelly
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Hi fortierg!

This is a really great question, and it looks like Joe provided you with some good instructions on how to get things working the way you want. If you have other thoughts around this, or want to share any of the end-results, we'd love to hear about them!

Cheers,

Kelly

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Thanks Kelly and Joe; I'm still in the sandbox stage myself, but will play with the suggestions you've made as a I get my feet wet. I appreciate the guidance!
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fortierg

I looked at the example you linked to above and was curious; is this the type of effect you're looking for?

Example - Spinning Computer With Action Video Insert 2019-04-20
https://www.screencast.com/t/0FUsvowse

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Wow, that was GREAT. At some later date, are we going to see a "how to" video on on you did this?
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thank you

then I'll gladly do one, probably tomorrow :)
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How To Add Action Video To Spinning Computer Asset And Zoom To Full Size 2019-04-22
http://www.screencast.com/t/Q3nlffBQR84

Example - Action Video Embedded In Spinning Computer Asset 2019-04-22
http://www.screencast.com/t/vFwWF5Ypd

best results are obtained by editing and producing at 60 FPS