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    Is there a program that would allow one to "black out" or "blank out" say the lower 1/8 of the video? Be it in AVI or MPG file.

    For example, say I want to "black out" the lower portion of a video clip of the stock news where the running texts are near the bottom.

    Thanks for any help to suggest a program or routine to do this.
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    AviSynth:

    Letterbox(0,64)

    this turns to black the lower 64 pixels
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    virtualdubmod / virtualdubmpeg2, video->filters->null transform, cropping, resize....probably easier with avisynth but I don't use it.
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  4. If your're using TMPGEnc to encode, just use the crop feature to take off however much you need. Easily done.
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    Thank you for the suggestions.

    Since I am already using TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0 to author, maybe I should stay with the same brand for consistency.

    Which TMPGEnc product that can do this cropping? Is it in Xpress when using it to encode?
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    Since I am asking some advice here, one more question:

    Is there a program that would allow me to add a faint "watermark" of my choice of graphic or words to the whole video clip?

    Thanks.
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    Not without re-encoding. If that is the case, you could use virtualdub to add the watermark, and frameserve to tmpgenc to encode it.
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