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High tech binoculars

Posted: Fri, 6th Apr 2007, 1:05am

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Kinsinger1

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I'm making a movie in which i have futuristic equipment. what would be the best way to do hightech binoculars with data on them so that they look futuristic. I have fxlab and sony vegas.
Posted: Fri, 6th Apr 2007, 1:28am

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Garrison

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You could always use stock footage of Reticles.

Or you could use the binocular preset and add some neon light lines. Mix in some futuristic font titles.
Posted: Sat, 7th Apr 2007, 10:18pm

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Dark Pivot

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http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/pluginlist.php?s=Terminator&title=Search+Results

I think this is the red screen you are talking about
and here is the binoculars:
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/?s=binoculars&title=Search+Results

Hope this helps
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 3:29am

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KMP

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Well, since your using Vegas (I have it to) a timecode would make it look a little futuristic. This is sort of random but it would look good. Make it time how long you have been looking though them.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 3:45am

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Thrawn

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Garrison wrote:

You could always use stock footage of Reticles..
If you have a spare $300-$500 on you...
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 6:49am

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Axeman

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The HUD section of the AlamDV Plug-ins library actually has quite a few display overlays you might find helpful, in addition to the ones referenced by Super Effects.
Posted: Sun, 8th Apr 2007, 1:06pm

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DavidLittlefield

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I would try taking axeman's suggestion of using some of those Plug-ins, and then combine them with your own creation using the neon light engine. I made a pretty good looking futuristic-looking binocular thing just using the neon lights, but if you add in some plugins it will look even better. Also try grading the shots like greenish/orangish/redish or some other color to make it look very different than the other shots in your movie.