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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:09 pm 
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Edit (on 4/18/20)
Sort of figured out how to do an acceptable split screen (along with a saved preset to repeat the process). Vid link below (split screen test)
However, I’m uncertain if the screens are evenly split. Requires LumaFusion to implement a future snap to grid or guideline feature.

For those that are interested.
Split screen test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRaROAN00w

Still’ requires more steps (the first go around) than iMovie’s free app, but at least it’s something.
Subsequent steps fortunately are much quicker as long as you create presets.
So overall, LumaFusion works well, more versatile, but that first go around plus no snap-to-grid (No guide lines) feature make me question how precise the initial split screen specs are.
The other challenge is to synchronize the separate vids (not shown in the vid because I’m still experimenting.)
Markers don’t work as I would have hoped. Wish there were markers directly on the timeline, where the user would ‘merge marker’ to synchronize that specific frame ... and therefore the entire video itself.
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I just picked up Luma Fusion today.

iMovie has a very simple, one step process to create split screen videos. Does Luma Fusion offer the same feature?
I‘ve seen a couple YouTube LumaFusion split screen tutorial but they take longer and are not as precise.
The following is my screen recording of iMovie’s simple split screen feature.
Notice how both videos are centered.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOUjn_FczTU[/youtube]

Luma Fusion doesn’t seem to offer an equivalent easy solution.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8IfHgH ... e=youtu.be[/youtube]


Edit: If not a one step process, what’s the fastest, and more importantly replicable with precision, method?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:21 pm 
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No it’s never going to be a one step process but that’s the price you pay for having a lot more flexibility.
What you can do though is to save your formatted upper clip as a preset. Once you have it the way you want it tap the + in a star button below the presets. Next time you can use this again.
Alternatively you can duplicate the adjusted upper clip in the timeline (use the button below the timeline showing a + in a double box) and then drag you new source clip onto the duplicate to replace the shot.
Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:33 pm 
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How do I find the center line of the screen (to create evenly split screen videos)?
Is there a ‘snap to line’ function?

Here’s vid of me trying to line the video up to the center line.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3nbR52 ... e=youtu.be

Note, even though I was able to find the center line by using the ‘half left’ or ‘half right’ tab/button (even though I don’t see an X, Y axis number indicator [actually I’m not sure which part of the rectangle//square/box the value//number ‘x’ and ‘y’ corresponds to ), while trying to manipulate the size of the video, I immediately lose to center line position. Goal: trying to fit the pitcher/batter on the left or right side of the screen.


Edit: Secondly how do I change the layout during the edit screen (after double tapping on the vid timeline). How do I put the ‘vid editor’ (e.g. crop, size,blend, etc,) to the left side of the vid.

Edit2:
Why is the highlighted vid (Left video in YouTube vid link) with blue box not responding to my touch commands:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F50-q_U ... e=youtu.be

Edit3:
Why does the vid playback have this ken burns type effect?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tAKtuC ... e=youtu.be


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:53 pm 
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The user guide is useful

https://luma-touch.com/wp-content/uploa ... -Guide.pdf

Also use the icon 3rd from the right in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to change the screen layout

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Quote:
The user guide is useful

https://luma-touch.com/wp-content/uploa ... -Guide.pdf

Also use the icon 3rd from the right in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to change the screen layout


I’ll look at the user guide. But I knew about that ‘home page’ layout rearrangement icon, but unfortunately, I’m referring to the ‘sub page’ ( whatever it’s called after double tapping the timeline) with ‘fit mode, cropping, size and position, blending’


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:01 pm 
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You can’t change the clip editor layout I’m afraid
I couldn’t see in your video why you can’t move your clip. If you turn on Show Touches in LumaFusion settings it’s easier to see what you’re doing.
I think you’re getting the Ken Burns effect because you have key frames (blue dots) in the edit time line. Then another is added wherever the cursor happens to be if you start adjusting somewhere in the timeline. Effectively the view then changes from one keyframe to another. For your split view to be fixed you normally wouldn’t have any key frames. I’m always getting caught out by this :D

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Mark is correct (again!)

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Edit: 3rd edit
Split screen test and preset test (but I still don’t know if the vids are evenly ‘split’. A center guide and snap feature would be needed unless there’s some other way that I have not discovered yet.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRaROAN00w



Edit: first edit
Visual Touch sensor On. .... center line reference is lost once I start manipulating the vid. Not sure if the two vids are split evenly..
Note: I’m getting the hang of creating a desired split screen but, I still can’t determine if the vids are split evenly.
I’ll probably post a YouTube link showing how I did my split screen when I truly figure it out — the problem still remains — I have no clue if they’re split evenly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQDzfv0 ... e=youtu.be
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The user guide is useful

https://luma-touch.com/wp-content/uploa ... -Guide.pdf

Also use the icon 3rd from the right in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to change the screen layout
Went through the pdf guide. Section 19 (page 74 -75) and nothing really addresses my concerns about ‘split screen’ creation.
1. Creating a center line as a reference point? Unfortunately, nothing in the guide.
2. Which part of the box does the x and y axis/coordinates actually represent? Nothing in the guide.
3. Nothing about whether there is a ‘snap’ feature for precision purposes.
4. Instead of dragging the slider for sizing, can we enter a number (for precision purposes). Slider seems to skip past my desired number.
5. No mention of split screen functionality (even though it’s been confirmed that it doesn’t exist a couple post up.)

LumaFusion certainly has a lot of features but some of the more ‘basic’ features seems to be absent.

Edit: Second edit / feature request would be:
1. Turn on/off snap to grid
2. Guidelines / Grid / built in ruler
3. One / two/ three step split screen feature.
4. Ability to enter values directly for precision (obviously keep the existing slider ... I keep missing my target numeric value)

Edit: fourth edit:
5. Merge clips: https://forums.luma-touch.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7285


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:51 pm 
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No it’s never going to be a one step process but that’s the price you pay for having a lot more flexibility.
What you can do though is to save your formatted upper clip as a preset. Once you have it the way you want it tap the + in a star button below the presets. Next time you can use this again.
Alternatively you can duplicate the adjusted upper clip in the timeline (use the button below the timeline showing a + in a double box) and then drag you new source clip onto the duplicate to replace the shot.
Hope this helps.
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You can’t change the clip editor layout I’m afraid
I couldn’t see in your video why you can’t move your clip. If you turn on Show Touches in LumaFusion settings it’s easier to see what you’re doing.
I think you’re getting the Ken Burns effect because you have key frames (blue dots) in the edit time line. Then another is added wherever the cursor happens to be if you start adjusting somewhere in the timeline. Effectively the view then changes from one keyframe to another. For your split view to be fixed you normally wouldn’t have any key frames. I’m always getting caught out by this :D


Just wanted to say thanks. Presets is the key, but I’m still questioning the ‘center line’ precision for the initial go around split screen. Snap to grid feature (toggle on/full) would be nice to have in the future.


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Some good suggestions in there strawberryshortcake

Some have been suggested before, some I’ve suggested myself previously :D

But keep them coming!

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