For the Christmas Parade this year I decided to make it more exciting by adding a title screen and some visual effects to the beginning of the video. Title was created in Adobe Illustrator where I created a swatch to make the candy cane lines. Exported as an AI to keep the transparency and Premiere can import AI files.
I brought the video files into Adobe Premiere. The camera saves a new file every 30 minutes, so I imported them all and lined them up in the timeline. I then created the title, deciding how long to have it visible, stopping it shortly before the police car was fully visible.
The B&W to color transformation was added to give a vintage to modern feel to the video to go along with the parade’s theme: “TV Holiday Classics on Parade”.
*There’s an issue with the converter software that didn’t create it to a full screen size.
Working notes on how I did this in more detail:
Create an Adjustment layer
Click in bottom left box (Project:)
In File > New > Adjustment Layer
In Lumetri Color (far right side) move ‘Saturation’ to 0
BW to Color:
Click adjustment layer in the time line
In Effect controls far top left
Dropdown ‘fx Opacity’
Click the stopwatch by ‘Opacity’
On 0 time click the circle between the < > (this creates a key frame)
In the percent mark 100% (this will make the adjustment layer the full 0 saturation.
Tested to make sure the video looks good with these effects.
Digital SLR 1080p24
Move clip to timeline
Beginning of video = i
End of video = 0
File > export > Media
Format: h. 264
Check video and audio export
Uncheck framerate change it to 239.76
Check render max depth
video will conver to an MP4 video