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Old November 16th, 2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Best thrid party visual FX plugins?

Just curious to hear others opinions...

What's the best, coolest, cutting edge visual FX for Vegas at this time?

Track FX, transitions, film looks, time effects, etc...

whadayathink?
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Old November 18th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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Ok, maybe coolest wasn’t the best qualifier... what are you guys (or gals) using now? What ones do you like?
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Old November 19th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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OK, I'll get the ball rolling. NewBlueFX Colorize is cool. Comes as part of their Art Effects bundle. Allows you to select specific colours that will stay, while discarding all others. You have control over saturation and smoothing etc. Very useful. I used this plugin for a number of clips in the Spaceship music video. Actually I had to use it on a pc at work as I don't own it myself, but I was so impressed that I plan to get my own copy in time for the next project(Santa, you listening?).

Also on my list of nice plus is the Zenote range. Again, I don't own them but I've played with the demos. Their Glow is different from the Vegas Glow and offers some nice touches. I also like their Grain plugin. They aren't quite so 'must have' for me as the NewBlueFX plugs but they're on my "in the future" list.

Finally StepTime and StepMotion from Pixelan's bundle. Nice echoing, dreamlike, ghostly and stroby effects that work great on traffic, depressing scenes and tripped out stuff!

Anyone else going to chip in?

Tell you what would be interesting - a complete list of every plug-in supported by Vegas. Anyone done that research already? There can't be that many around (more's the pity).

Ian . . .
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Old November 20th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #4
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I think the Vasst site has a big list of Vegas plug ins - worth a googlin'

If you have not checked out Radiance form Velvetmatter you really should.

http://www.velvetmatter.com/

It's a lot like trapcodes shine - does all those cool volumetric light effects, but it does a lot more stuff. Go check out their demo's - I have been using it a bunch because it also does a lot of Magic Bullet like film look effects but is super fast and very tweakable.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #6
 
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I think the Vasst site has a big list of Vegas plug ins - worth a googlin'

If you have not checked out Radiance form Velvetmatter you really should.

http://www.velvetmatter.com/

It's a lot like trapcodes shine - does all those cool volumetric light effects, but it does a lot more stuff. Go check out their demo's - I have been using it a bunch because it also does a lot of Magic Bullet like film look effects but is super fast and very tweakable.

You can find a list of every available plug for Vegas at:
http://www.vasst.com/sony/default.aspx

you can also purchase the Velvet Matter, Pixelan, or New BlueFX there if you'd like to do one-stop shopping.
There are several free plugs for Vegas out there.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:17 AM   #7
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NewBlueFX

What are some opinions of this product? It looks good and reasonably affordable. Has anyone any experience with this in Vegas? Thoughts? Feedback?
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:48 AM   #8
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I do use some of the NEWBlue Fx in Vegas and they certainly make doing the effects faster and simpler. Even though I don't really use them a lot and I could take the time to do them myself, having the plugin makes it quick down and dirty. Of course you can make adjustments to the effect and for the money, I figured I couldn't go wrong. Decent stuff.
I'm not thrilled with the audio plugins though.

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Old November 22nd, 2006, 12:06 PM   #9
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Pixelan

I just picked up the Pixelan Spicemaster transitions and CreativEase fx. Looks like a great package, especially at this month's promotional pricing. Here's a link to the promotiol pricing provided by Sony:

http://www.pixelan.com/sonyspecial1.htm
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:06 AM   #10
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Been away for a bit -- thanks guys!
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:41 PM   #11
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Useful thread - cheers guys
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