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Converting AlamDV2 plugins to work in EffectsLab [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 10th Aug 2005, 1:28am

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JT9

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I have read alot of people looking for help to put in alamdv2 plugins into effects lab here is what you do.

1,Download the alamdv2 plugin that you want.

2,Now open a movie maker of some sort like windows movie maker and import the frames that come in the file.

3,Now put the frames down in the time line one frame each and watch it se if it works.

4,Now export your movie as a Qick Time Video.

5,Ok now import the Qick Time Video in your effects lab and there you go you are done.



If your movie maker cant import the type of file the photo is use a photo editer and save them as a file of a photo that can import like a BMP GIF JPG stuff like that.


I hope this help's you effects lab user's out there and this is somthing you can do untill the stock footage on the fxvault comes out i cant wait to see yalls films. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 10th Aug 2005, 1:55am

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Wizard

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Thank you for this idea, although this has been suggested in the past. Do not worry about that though, there isn't a lot of ways you could have known that. Here are a couple of points about your idea, just to make it more complete.

1) You would most likely have to adjust the frame rate of each picture (speed in which each image plays out) in order to achieve the desired, "realistic" look.

Note: This does not apply if the plug-in is not animated (in motion).

2) If using Windows Movie Maker, you will not be allowed to render in a QuickTime file format. In which case you will have to find other means to make it acceptable as stock footage in EffectsLab Dv.

As I have suggested in the past, if you do not know of a convenient place to acquire a converter, you can always use EffectsLab Dv. After rendering your stock footage you would have to import the clip into EffectsLab just as you would any other movie. Then change the codec you render out as to QuickTime (do this in "Render Settings"), then render again in EffectsLab. It would now be accepted as stock footage.

Note: EffectsLab Dv (at this time) is not WMV file format compatible, as a result, you have to change the file type that your NLE uses to save as into DV-AVI. Then do the steps above.

This can be rather involved, and it may be hard to find the correct frame rate, so if you have AlamDv2, there are some more practical ways of achieving this that you can find in these forums.

None the less, your post is helpful, and can serve as a good reminder to those who may have known this at a time and have forgot, so you get a plus one from me.

Thanks for the tip jedijt9.
Wizard.
Posted: Wed, 10th Aug 2005, 2:07am

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JT9

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Oh sorry about that wizard i did not se the other things that you wrote to me i am only 14 i dont under stand all of the formats on video and frame rate i mean i have been makeing films when i was 6 with stop motion stuff and i got to computer effects when i was 11 and i have been having fun making films for years now but anyway thanks for your reply.
Posted: Wed, 10th Aug 2005, 2:20am

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Wizard

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Not a problem jedijt9, that is why I gave you the plus rating, it is still helpful of you to make that post, and it is the thought that is most important. It is gestures like that that are the embodiment of what makes this site so helpful.

You are quite lucky you had such an early start. I am sure there are many people who would love the opportunity to start so early, I myself did not get into this aspect of film making until a few years back, before that I was only making movies for my school during my grade ten, eleven, and twelve years.

Stop motion is a great way to start, and you can learn a lot of useful techniques for filming, given enough time. Glad to hear that you have been enjoying this so much. Enjoyment should be the first motivation for doing this kind of work.

Keep at it.
Wizard.

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Posted: Wed, 10th Aug 2005, 2:24am

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JT9

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Thank you for the kind words wizard thank you. smile