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Using Magic Lantern => Tutorials and Creative Uses => Topic started by: screamer on July 28, 2012, 05:33:23 PM

Title: creating cromparks in windows and my first cropmark for facebook timeline
Post by: screamer on July 28, 2012, 05:33:23 PM
Hi guys, i've already post this in another thread related to crompmarks, but i think could be useful to create a new topic about it here, in tutorials and creative uses. If the moderators think, can remove this or the other post, if not, better :)))

So, for who want to do by himself cropmarks in windows now i've discovered how to do that. This is because the file convertrld.rb is a ruby script (i'm not a programmer, so i was not shure on how the hell was this script, but with a bit seraching around found it's ruby). So, for windows users, you can install ruby on your pc, i've used this: http://rubyinstaller.org/ (http://rubyinstaller.org/)

Then, after following the procedure already described very well in the ml wiki (http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Cropmarks) you simply have to do this:

1. when you install tell to the installer to add ruby in your global path
2. after installing, open a console using windows key + r and typing "cmd" (this opens a command prompt)
3. drag the .rb file  (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/123918/MagicLantern/ML_ColorPalette%2BRubyScript_4_RLE_Compression_OsX.zip)in the command prompt window
4. put a space in the string you have on the cmd prompt
5. drag the .bmp you want to compress in rle
6. the script create a .bmp.rle file in the same foldr of your bmp cropmark. simply delete the original, rename the new one cutting the .rle and put it in you magic lantern cropmarks folder

enjoy :D

this is my first crompmark (http://www.bcaa.it/facebook.zip). I saw there's a lot of useful and fantastic and really professional crompmarks out there, so here i've done something different. This cropmark tells you the proportions of the facebook timeline cover and profile image. So in a single shot you can do a spectacular combination of cover and image profile. Simply shot, putting for example your face in the small square profile border, with a great panorama behind you :)
Then in photoshop you have to use this template (http://www.bcaa.it/facebook_cover.zip) and aligning/scaling your shot with the template. cut out the profile and the cover et voilà, a perfect facebook profile :))

if you need more info i'm here ;))
Title: Re: creating cromparks in windows and my first cropmark for facebook timeline
Post by: screamer on July 28, 2012, 07:23:07 PM
hey guys, today for me was the cropmarks day :))) i have new things for you:
ive done a new cropmark for facebook, now with some facebook interface around, just to give the feeling.
and i've done an automated way for compress the cropmarks correctly, using the ruby script and a file batch (for windows).
I've managed to obtain a very simple way to use it. Simply put the .bat file and the .rb file in the same folder (not necessary the same of your crompark). Then, create your bmp cropmark following the guides on the wiki. The simply drag your uncompressed cropmark over the .bat converter i made. And the converter take care of using the ruby script for rle compression, deleting the uncompressed cropmark and renaming the rle into bmp. So you finish with the same image, but compressed in rle ;)

here is the zip (http://www.bcaa.it/cropmarks_conversion_tools.zip) containing the facebook cropmark, the script and the batch converter/renamer.

and this is the cropmark as it appears on ml :)

(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm9.staticflickr.com%2F8010%2F7662994666_260c30c43c.jpg&hash=88058475d81b77bfc2a6dee57d3e4c20)


Enjoy ;)))
Title: Re: creating cromparks in windows and my first cropmark for facebook timeline
Post by: Malcolm Debono on July 28, 2012, 07:31:34 PM
This looks cool  :D
Title: Re: creating cromparks in windows and my first cropmark for facebook timeline
Post by: Michael Zöller on July 29, 2012, 01:16:08 PM
Great, thanks for the script!
Title: Re: creating cromparks in windows and my first cropmark for facebook timeline
Post by: Chungdha on August 28, 2012, 11:11:21 AM
Hey could someone make a cropmark that shows the area of 1280x720 when you are filming 1920x1080. This way I could film stuff for 720 but have the extra space to do some zoom in and out in post.