Here’s how to use Sony Vegas 5 to create a composition combining your footage, a Hotcakes background, a Hotcakes Overlay, and a Hotcakes Image Matte.

1. Import your footage, any Hotcakes background movie. We selected the Champagne loop from Wedding Essentials Vol 1.

2. Import the found in the QT PNG folder on Disc 2 of Wedding Essentials Vol 1.

3. Import the OvalMatte still image found on Wedding Essentials Vol 1 in the Stills and Mattes folder on Disc 2.

4. Right-click on OvalFrame.tga now in the Media Pool to bring up its Properties panel.

5. Set Pixel Aspect Ratio to 0.9091 (NTSC DV). Set Alpha Channel to Straight (unmatted).

5b. Repeat step 4-6 for

6. Drag the to  Track 1. Drag the OvalMatte still to Track 2. Drag the Champagne loop to Track 3, and AwesomeSunset to Track 4.

7. Make Track 3, the Champagne movie a compositing child track to the Ovalmatte track above.

NOTE: Copy all Digital Hotcakes animations from CD or DVD to your video hard drive before importing them.

8. Add a Video track FX to Track 2, the OvalMatte. Once you click on the icon shown to the right, you’ll be given a list of FX. Choose Sony Mask Generator from list and click on ADD then OK.

9. The following FX properties will come up. Select Alpha as Type.

10. Change the Composite Mode on Track 2, OvalMatte, to Multiply.

 You should see the following composition in your project preview window.

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