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[IDV #MOZ-572544]: question on overlaying the time onto a movie



Hi Katie-

> Hey Don. Is there a way to do a background overlay on a gif? We have a gif 
> (our company logo, see attached) that has a lot of negative space, so we'd 
> want to put a solid black background to it so it's easy to see. Any idea if 
> IDV can do this? I'm thinking GIMP could do it for me, but it would make it 
> much easier to do it right in IDV.

Not at the moment, but I just added it for the future.  You just use the 
background attribute as you would for text.  

This will be in the nightly build tomorrow.  But a word of caution.  We are 
testing some new performance features in the nightly build which may or may not 
create some instability.  We hope this will settle down in the next couple of 
weeks.  But testers are always welcome!

Don Murray


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Mon 10/26/2009 2:22 PM
> To: Carbonari, Katie (IS)
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [IDV #MOZ-572544]: question on overlaying the time onto a movie
> 
> Hi Katie-
> 
> > That did the trick. Thanks a lot Don!
> 
> Thanks for letting me know.  I updated the docs for the next release.
> 
> Don
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Unidata IDV Support [mailto:address@hidden
> > Sent: Mon 10/26/2009 1:22 PM
> > To: Carbonari, Katie (IS)
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > Subject: [IDV #MOZ-572544]: question on overlaying the time onto a movie
> >
> > Hi Katie-
> >
> > > Hello. I'm making a movie using IDV. For each image, I'm using the
> > > overlay tag in order to display the date and time. We'd like to have the
> > > background of that text be a black box (so it's easier to see without my
> > > map as the background). Is there a parameter I can add to the overlay
> > > tag in order to get the text displayed on a solid black background?
> > >
> > > overlay text="${time:MMM dd, yyyy HH:mm} EST" color="white" place="UL, 0, 
> > > 0" fontsize="60" fontface="bold" anchor="UL"/>'
> >
> > It's not in the docs, but you should be able to just add background="black" 
> > to your overlay tag.
> >
> > Let me know if that doesn't work.
> >
> > Don Murray
> >
> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: MOZ-572544
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Closed
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
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> Ticket Details
> ===================
> Ticket ID: MOZ-572544
> Department: Support IDV
> Priority: Normal
> Status: Closed
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: MOZ-572544
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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