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How can you do 'artificial camera shake' in elab [ANSWER]

Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 3:25pm

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StrikeEmStudios

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im using effects lab lite and i want to make a video what ive used clones in look more interesting by adding some movement to it, and the only way to do this is by adding a shake effect,

can anyone tell how to do this or are you just going to tell me to buy composite lab and do it on that, becasue i aint got the money to buy that at the moment.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 4:49pm

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SGB

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I'm not quite sure what you mean by a shake effect, but there is a way to pan you clone shots. However, i'm not sure if it will work when your using effectslab. I originally only had effectslab, and i figured out a way to do cloning that was very very complicated, and would make this method impossible (or close to it). You probably do it differently than I did though.

Try this: Put your camera on your tripod. Record your first clone. Then, rotated the camera a little to the left or right. Make sure it doesn't go up or down. Now record your second clone.

You can match up these two peices of footage in effectslab. This will give you an image that is bigger than your canvas. If you animate the two to move at the exact same speed in the same direction across the canvas, it will look like a pan.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 5:49pm

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Wizard

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fat dave wrote:

...i want to make a video what ive used clones in look more interesting by adding some movement to it, and the only way to do this is by adding a shake effect
This is done by enlarging the footage, and then animating the artificial camera movement as desired. By slightly enlarging the footage, you are providing yourself with room around the entire canvas to move the footage, with out exposing any visible edges of the border, or back ground.

There is a tutorial written by Tarn, which covers important aspects of attempting this effect. It is not written with EffectsLab in mind, but it does go over the principles of this effect, and provides helpful tips, and animation guidelines to help make the effect more realistic. You can find that here.

Resizing the footage with EffectsLab is done by selecting "Animation", found under the desired objects track name. You can then use the quad handles that surround the object to manipulate the quad. Right clicking the center handle of the quad, and dragging up or down will resize it.

The size can also be altered by manual entering the numerical value in the "Animation Inspector", found to the right, or by adjusting the slider. If you have the time, I recommend watching the video tutorial on animation, for a more in depth walk through of animation.

Have fun.
Wizard.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 6:39pm

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StrikeEmStudios

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thanks for the help. i probibly would never have thought about that.