- Member: Lori
- Studio: Wyld Witch Studios
- Title: Love is a Battlefield - REMASTERED
- Premiered: 2002-02-21
- Pat Benetar Love is a Battlefield
Software: Virtualdub, Adobe Premiere
Computer: 1 Ghz Athlon with 512 Mb SDRAM, 30, & 40 Mb ATA 100 drives.
Music: Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benetar
Anime: Vision of Escaflowne
I created this video as an attempt to fix the mistakes I made with the first version. I'd started out knowing nothing about codecs or effects or anything, and created a really rather bad video. My biggest problem with it was the fact that, in order to get rid of the subtitling at the bottom, I put a big black bar across the entire video that really made things look rather unbalanced. I finally had an epiphany one day and figured out how to remove subtitling from a video without losing any more picture than absolutely needed.
First you import your clip and put it where you want on the timeline. Then you apply the Clip filter to it. Clip off as much of the bottom as you need to remove all the subtitling. This gives you a black bar at the bottom. Now, go into the Motion feature and move the picture down so that there's an even width black bar at the top as at the bottom. Save the move so you can apply it to no clips and go OK. Do this to all your clips and you'll end up with a video that has no subtitles and looks letterboxed.
At any rate, I'm much happier with the way this video turned out. I'm using the huffyuv codec instead of the divx one and use a better selection of clips. The source is the same though. A subtitled VCD. But it looks much better here.