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ctwist

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Filtered posters
Posted: 6 Oct 17, 14:44
 
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Create a Minimal project containing a video and set filter1 to "class=XBorderFilter frWidth=20 frCol=ivory shWidth=15 closeups".

The poster is generated with a frame. When this is shown in the video window, it does not look good.

Frames and shadows should not be applied to posters. Actually, I don't think that any album filters should be applied to posters.
JeffTucker

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Re: Filtered posters
Posted: 6 Oct 17, 15:02   in response to: ctwist in response to: ctwist
 
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Familiar territory. In Matrix, which uses XBF by default to generate shadows on the slide images, I created my own version of XBF, one that doesn't apply a shadow if the album object is a video. It's also got a flag in there if you need to skip the shadow on a pano - because of the way Matrix shows a pano, a shadow looks awful.

Whether all filters should be skipped for a video poster is a tougher question. Copyright watermark? Logo? Gray filter?
ctwist

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Re: Filtered posters
Posted: 7 Oct 17, 05:55   in response to: JeffTucker in response to: JeffTucker
 
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jGromit wrote:
Whether all filters should be skipped for a video poster is a tougher question. Copyright watermark? Logo? Gray filter?
  • If a logo or copyright filter has not previously been applied to the video, the user can capture an unfiltered frame while playing it, so the filter on the poster does not protect the content.
  • If a gray filter is applied to the video, the poster will not blend with the video. The poster should be an accurate representation of a frame in the video.
The reasons for protecting or adjusting an image don't apply to a video frame. I think all album filters should be ignored for posters.

I said "album filters" because theoretically it may be possible in the future to apply the standard image filters (crop, straighten, etc.) to an individual poster (when David runs out of things to do).
JeffTucker

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Re: Filtered posters
Posted: 7 Oct 17, 13:06   in response to: ctwist in response to: ctwist
 
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If this is changed, it should probably be a checkbox option. Any sentence that starts out with, "Certainly no user would ever want...," is suspect. ;)
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