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Trail

Draw a path with markers and highlighted points

Trail provides you a wide range of features to apply a trail on your footage. Up to 50 points can be applied. Trail is included as a filter, which applies the effect directly onto a clip and as a generator that generates a trail with a transparent background.

Four different features can be applied:


Trail - A trail adjustable with lots of controls (shown in red to the right).


Numbers - All points will be numbered with this feature.


Points - The points can be shown in various ways on the trail (shown in green to the right). You can define them as a shape or an image taken from an Quicktime image sequence.


Markers - A marker can also be defined. This marker can be a shape or an image you can apply.


With the [General Settings] section you can define the layer order of the four effects.

If you have used the filter version of Trail you can also define if you want to show the source-clip or not. If you turn of the source you will get the same result as if you have used the generator version of Trail.


Weight
This is the weight of the trail

Feather
Make the borders of the trail soft with this feature


Use colors
You can use up to 8 colors for the trail itself. The colors can be defined below this popup and will be used in a consecutive order.



Opacity of Trail
This slider controls the opacity of the trail. If you don't want to see a trail you can set this option to 0 which will make the trail transparent.


This section controls the numbers on each point.

Size
This slider controls the size of the numbers.


Offset Horizontal
Offset Vertical
If you like the numbers on a different place relative to the points, you can move them around with these two sliders.


Color
set the color of the numbers here.


Opacity of Numbers
This slider controls the opacity of the numbers. If you don't want to see any numbers you can set this option to 0 which will make them transparent.


This section controls the points itself.

- General -


Size
This slider controls the size of the points.


Opacity of Points
This slider controls the opacity of the points. If you don't want to see any points you can set this option to 0 which will make the points transparent.


Use
With this popup menu you can define if you want to use a predefined shape or use an Quicktime image sequence.



Shape
Aspect
This slider enables you to control the aspect ratio of the predefined shape.


Feather
Feather the borders of the predefined shapes with this slider.


Color
Select the color for the shape here.


Image sequence
Apply a Quicktime image sequence here. This feature gives you full control over each and every point of the trail. You can also use a single image here. In this case all points will be shown with the same image.


Do this, if you like to use an image sequence:


-Assemble a folder with images you want to use for the points.


-Number the images in a consecutive order.


-Open Quicktime Player and select Open Image Sequence... from the menu.


-Select the folder with the images.


-Save the sequence.


Now drag the image sequence onto the current image well.


- Magnify Point -


Enable Magnify


Enable the magnify-feature here. This feature magnifies the points to highlight them on the trail.


Point Number
Choose the point to be magnified here. You can also use fractions here. For example: If you enter 1.5 the point 1 and 2 will be magnified equally. If you enter 1.9, point 1 will be magnified a little bit and point 2 will be magnified much more. If you animate this slider with keyframes you will get a nice animation magnifying the points in a consecutive order.


Magnification
This slider defines the magnification factor.


This feature draws a defineable marker onto the trail.

Enable Marker
Enable this feature with this checkbox.


Point Number
Select where the marker should be drawn. You can use fractions with this number. This enables you to create markers between the points.


Size of Marker
This slider controls the size of the markers.


Use
Select if you want to use a predefined shape or an image.



Shape
Aspect
This slider enables you to control the aspect ratio of the predefined shape.


Feather
Feather the borders of the predefined shapes with this slider.


Color
Select the color for the shape here.


Image
Image/Clip
Drag the desired image onto this image well. You can also use a viceo clip here.


These are the actual points to be used for the trail.

Select the number of points you want to use with the slider Number of Points. Then set the points as you like within the canvas. To do this make sure that you see the canvas and the controls of this filter simultaneously. Click on the (+) of the point you want to move. Then click in the canvas at the new position. That's it.

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