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Resolution setting for title image for gleam [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 1:39am

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petet2

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I want to create a title and then apply the gleam composite to the text.

What resolution and file format should I create my title in?

Is there any advantage in using a image larger than 720 x 576?

Should I use a TIFF image?

Thanks
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 2:46am

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Axeman

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Unless the title is going to be animated getting larger, like it is flying toward the viewers or something, the resolution of your project will be fine. If the title is changing size, then at the largest point in its lifetime you don't want the scale to exceed 1.0.

But for a standard, stationary title with animated Gleam effects, 720 x 576 will work splendidly.
Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 2:49pm

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I want to add this effect in my movie. can you please send me a link for a tutorial on how to do it from scratch?
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Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 6:40pm

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petet2

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I'm not sure if there is a tutorial for this but it's pretty simple.

1. Create your title (I used Photoshop but you could use any image editing program such as Paint etc).

2. Import your title into Comp Lab and adjust the duration until you have it as long as you need it.

3. Add the Gleam Composite.

4. Render!

It's really that simple. That's the beauty of FX Home programs.

If you want the gleam to move you can adjust the position of the origin point on the canvas at different times along the timeline and key frames are created automatically.

You can also choose to use the colour of our title text or create a gradient for the gleam effect.
Posted: Thu, 7th Dec 2006, 7:54am

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Thanks for your answer Pete but I don't seem to be able to use the gleam in my ComLab Pro.
Can you please specify exactly how to and from where to import the preset for gleam. I found some but when I add it to the time line over the logo graphics nothing seems to happen.
Posted: Thu, 7th Dec 2006, 3:00pm

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Its not a preset, its a composite filter. Although there are some presets that include Gleam, I don't think there is one specicfically for titles.

On the timeline, click Composite, then click the Gleam button in the toolbox.
Posted: Thu, 7th Dec 2006, 4:11pm

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Thanks Axeman you solved one big problem for me.
Posted: Thu, 7th Dec 2006, 10:40pm

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petet2 wrote:



3. Add the Gleam Composite.

Sorry I should have made it more clear that it was a filter not a preset. You don't need a specific prest for titles because the standard filter works so well. Thanks for helping out Axeman!
Posted: Fri, 8th Dec 2006, 1:09am

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Sure thing. For extra snazzy titles, keyframe the Gleam filter crossing the screen over the course of the clip.