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MAKING STOCK FOOTAGE OF AN IMAGE STREAM
Many FXhomers have had questions about how to use the old AlamDV plug-ins in EffectsLab. Well, this is actually really easy! You just have to convert the image stream into stock footage, (A video clip). First you open a new project in EL. Choose the progressive scan, or else each image will last two interlaced frames. (This is what makes the stripes if you render interlaced footage as progressive, each progressive frame will contain two interlaced frames.) Now, in your new project, click on the "Media" button in the toolbox.
You will now be able to see where your stock footage will be, when imported. As for now, the space is empty. So, right-click on the empty space and select "Import Image-stream...".
You will now be able to search through you computer after the wanted images. Select the folder which contains the images you want to use. When you've imported the image stream, you will get one "video" file in the Stock Media space, instead of serval seperate images. This makes it alot easier to work with.
Now, all you have to do is to place it onto the timeline. Set the ending point of the project to match the image stream. Set the marker on the last frame of the image stream, and tap "O" on your keyboard. (Or you can use the drop-down menu from the "render" button at the top to set the out-point.) This will set the out-point of the project rendering.
To render the project, just click on the "Render" button at the top, select "Render" and select the location of where the clip is going to be. However, it is best to check the rendering-options first, so select "Render settings...". You will now be able to choose between QuickTime and AVI files. You can also choose to compress your file, using either DV or DVCPRO (Only for QT). It's best to have full quality for stock footage.
Now, you just render the project! This will take a couple of minutes, all depending on the length of the project.
Now it's time to use your stock footage! You just import the stock footage clip in the Stock Media space. Right click on the empty space, and select "Import Media...".
Then you browse through your computer to find your stock footage and import it. Now, all you have to do is to place it ontop of your original shot! If the picture turns out black, be sure to set the stock footage's compositing mode to "add" or "screen". This is choosen by double-clicking on the clip on the timeline.