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Old May 21st, 2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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PREMIERE PRO - looking for GOOD video effects or video transitions... PLUG-INS

Many moons ago I used PP with Canopus (bundled with capture card, etc.), which had a host of awesome video effects and transitions that plugged into PP. Now, a few editing systems later-- not using the Canopus Card (Etc.)... I don't have access to those but would like some good recommendations for some GREAT/ PROFESSIONAL LOOKING video effects/transitions plug-ins for PP2.

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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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I have a Matrox RTX 100 card that I use with PP 1.5, and when I installed PP2, I found that it works, but it will not work with the Matrox card. So the effects that the Matrox card provides are not available. However, I have largely stopped using the Matrox effects some time ago, finding that I can better control the effects I normally need without using it. So I just use what PP came with, and in the vast majority of cases, it suffices. (Most of the productions I do are TV ads, by the way.)

If I want a high-end looking effect, I create it in AE and import the resulting clip into PP2. Normally, that is what I will do for introductions to productions, and/or closings, but for the main body of the production, I use very few FX, and as for transitions, a simple dissolve is by far the best transition to use, IMHO. It does not distract from the production, and is normally not even noticed, which is the goal, I think. When you try to impress the audience with every cool effect you can find, then it becomes not just distracting, but annoying. Simple is best in my book.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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Have you seen the Sapphire plugins by GenArts? Its quite expensive at $1600 US for the whole package, but they're super sweet and definitely professional-looking.

I know Boris Red or Boris FX can function as a Premiere plugin too, so that might be something to check out. Personally, I'm not impressed with their appearance. I know Boris Red can generate 3D text, but to me it just screams early 1990's when 3D started becoming more prevalent... Best of luck to you!
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