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Old March 17th, 2004, 11:27 PM   #856
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Thanks Edward and tks for the article.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 03:46 AM   #857
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Ahhhh Edward,
As usual to my rescue ;-)

I forgot about the longer text. Since I almost never do anything that long or scroll across I had forgotten.

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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:37 AM   #858
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Special Effects

Is there some secret way to allow Vegas 4.0 to add special effects like machine gun muzzleblast on prop guns or adding a third eye to the forehead of a walking character or a hole on a body part?
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:41 AM   #859
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There isn't a magic button or plugin for such work. It usually
requires seperate plates (footage, like the eye or a muzzle blast)
which can be shot or perhaps rendered (3D program) or painted
(2D paint program) and are then composited into the rest of
the scene.

If you have the footage like a muzzle flash it should be possible
to do it in Vegas. Although such rotoscoping, tracking and
compositing is a tedious job!
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:45 AM   #860
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Hugh, I did this with several frames using Photoshop and then compositing using AfterEffects. You should be able to do the same thing with Photoshop and Vegas Video.

You can see it here:
http://www.pyroglyphfilms.com/galler...oting_test.mov

I should have made the flashes a bit brighter and added another triangular element over it in retrospect.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:45 AM   #861
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Boy that was fast!

Rats! What about a program like Pinnacle Commotion? Isn't that what it does? Can I import the effects to that or does Pinnacle not play nice with Vegas? ALSO, editing in Vegas is fabulous and I'll probably never use another program. HOWEVER... like a dunce I failed to purchase Vegas 4.0 with the DVD program so now I wonder if I can edit in Vegas and then open the finished product in Pinnacle Edition 5.0 which does have a DVD authoring program?
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:47 AM   #862
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Thanks Keith!

What does Adobe Photoshop go for?
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:48 AM   #863
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By the way I can't bring your website up to look at your screen shots. Bah!
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Old March 18th, 2004, 11:34 AM   #864
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I found that if I render the portions of the VOB file as an .avi file the quality of video is very good. I'm assuming that I'll lose some quality from the original .VOB file, but so far on playback tests, I have seen hardly any deviation from the original source
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:05 PM   #865
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Jean-Philippe: Deinterlacing in Vegas works FABULOUS. I just tested it two days ago with a Sony 1 CCD consumer camcorder and it looks awesome.

1) File>Properties> set to NONE-Progressive scan. Then set DEINTERLACE METHOD to BLEND

2) When you RENDER, go to CUSTOM>and change to NONE-PROGRESSIVE SCAN. It increases render time but it looks great.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:06 PM   #866
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<<<-- Originally posted by Sunny Dhinsey : I found that if I render the portions of the VOB file as an .avi file the quality of video is very good. I'm assuming that I'll lose some quality from the original .VOB file, but so far on playback tests, I have seen hardly any deviation from the original source -->>>

Where you'll see a bigger difference is if you look at the ORIGINAL AVI file that created the VOB file in the first place and compare it to your new AVI file.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #867
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you might want to look at a product called alamdv for adding those kind of effects.

It's pretty inepensive and does a reasonably good job. I am by no means proficient at any of this video stuff but I added some effects in a home movie. the actual editing was done in vegas.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:18 PM   #868
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WOW!

That was cute as hell! I just might try out that program. What I would like to use it for is to avoid using actual blank rounds and bullet hits for a project I am working on. I really don't like gunplay in my projects but this particular project does call for it.
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:21 PM   #869
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did you now there's a free download to ALAMDV?
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:28 PM   #870
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Re: Thanks Keith!

<<<-- Originally posted by Hugh DiMauro : What does Adobe Photoshop go for? -->>>

If you are doing any kind of heavy duty art for video, film or any kind of digital work, you must have Photoshop. It's the starting point for a lot of work.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/main.html

I've seen AlamDV and it's pretty neat. I would use AlamDV as a starting point and then go in with Photoshop to tweak it. The price is good too.

Were you referring to my screenshots? Which page were you trying to view it on? I'll need to go fix it.

By the way, here is a thread on another board that talks about DIY gun effects (you can sign in as guest).

http://forums.delphiforums.com/DVDA/messages?msg=83.8

I was basically asking the same question and researching it.

Here is some gunflashes that I was trying to do for a music video:
http://forums.delphiforums.com/DVDA/messages?msg=384.15
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