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Following on from my Brady Bunch Revisited – Again post I’ve modified the scripts slightly so that a 3×3 videowall can be produced from a single video with an opening and closing animation sequence. The project folder I’ve made available for download includes the five scripts featured in the video player above and script variations that will mute the source video replacing it with a soundtrack mp3. Two video clips including a short texture loop and a single mp3 are also included for test purposes. Once a user is happy that the scripts work with the included media, they should replace the video and audio clips with ones of their own.
Note – I would advise unzipping the download in to an empty folder Unless the scripts are altered it is important that the source media is named as follows:
It is possible that source videos other than wmv’s may work depending on the codecs installed on a users system. Please be aware however that the name of these source videos should be reflected within the scripts if they differ. For example, if a video source called mymovieclip.avi is intended to be used as a replacement for 01.wmv, then 01.wmv within the aviscript must be altered to become mymovieclip.avi . (Renaming “mymovieclip.avi” as “01.wmv” also seems to work as an alternative method to that of altering the script.)
The resolution of the final project will match that of 01.wmv, so for good quality results ensure that 01.wmv is a high resolution clip.
The texture loop should only be a few seconds long and is set to loop within the scripts. More texture loops are available here
The mp3 soundtrack is set to be trimmed and faded within the scripts to match the length of the final video.
To get the most out of the scripts I would expect a user to alter and probably improve them to their own requirements. If deciding to alter the scripts I would recommend using AVSP as the scripts have been formatted to look neat and tidy within it. Displaying the scripts in something like notepad does not appear to preserve the tab information resulting in a messy look.
I have attempted to try and make certain key features of the project easy to alter within the scripts under the following headings within the scripts (I’ll leave it to the user to explore these)
- SOURCE VIDEOS AND AUDIO SOUNDTRACK
- USER DEFINED SETTINGS
Ultimately a user will need to go in at a much deeper level to make more exacting alterations. It can be tricky ! These scripts are really just intended as examples to show some of the things that are possible and to provide a small measure of quick customisation
EXPERIMENT AND HAVE FUN !
Notes – The scripts were tested on windows XP home edition with Avisynth version 2.57 installed. I’ve tested and rendered the scripts within Virtualdub-MPEG2 and Nics WM9 Encoder to good effect
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