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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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light leaks, etc

does anyone know a way to simulate light leakage and other mechanical failures of a film camera using DV footage in Final Cut Pro?
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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The best way is to find some stock footage of real film defects and composite it over your video. I know Artbeats has some great ones, but they cost $$.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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You could manually place white flash frames 1-4 in length and either have them cut in/out or use bands to fade them in/out. I think fading would look more realistic. Or, you could keyframe a luminance filter to cut or fade in and out to blow it out at the highest value points.
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