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    How would I go about editing a video to make it look like a CNN episode?
    I basically want some type of text running on the bottom, while my video is playing.
    And, if possible I want to have two different clips on the screen at once: each taking up half the screen.

    What program would I use to add that type of feature?
    How would I use that program to do such things?

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    Sort of like the old story "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?"

    Answer: Practice Practice Practice

    It could be done with most any full prosumer edit package like Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro but it may take you months to learn how.

    CNN does it with expensive graphics generation equipment and a large scale digital production switcher.

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    Originally Posted by locuspoint
    What program would I use to add that type of feature?
    Any good editor will do this - Vegas Pro, Premiere Pro, Media Studio Pro, FCP. Some of the mid-level editors can also probably do it - Vegas Movie Studio, Premiere Elements.

    Originally Posted by locuspoint
    How would I use that program to do such things?
    You would read the manual and learn how the program works. In Vegas, the terms to read up on include 'overlay', 'track motion' and 'event pan and crop'

    Every program uses similar yet different terms, so it is difficult to give exact instructions without knowing what you are intending to use. Pick a tool, then come back and you will get some more specific.
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    Study the CNN format
    It's not much more than a moving background, main content, and some semi-transparent gradient color bars with text
    Then add your moving marquee at the bottom...
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