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Muzzle flashes, moving too fast [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:43pm

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The FE

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hi i just downloaded the free trial of effectslab (very much considering buying it) and am currently learning how to put in muzzle flashes. but the parts of my movie that i add muzzle flashes to get extremely sped up so u can barely tell whats going on. does anyone know how to fix it?
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 10:48pm

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FXhomer37380 wrote:

the parts of my movie that i add muzzle flashes to get extremely sped up so u can barely tell whats going on.
This could be a Project Settings issue. When you create a new project it's very important to specify the correct settings that matches your video. E.g. PAL or NTSC, frame rate, interlaced or progressive, field order, etc.

Check your camera's manual to find out what kind of video it records.

If you use the wrong settings then you'll get odd results, such as speed problems or incorrectly interlaced frames.
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:49pm

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thanks alot
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2007, 11:55pm

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when u say what kind of video it records do u mean like digital video, or are you talking frame rate...... cuz im not finding anything in the manual. and by changing the settings of the video will I change the framerate of the whole video, or just the muzzle parts?
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 8:46am

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You have to match your camera settings to that of the project, so typically in the UK with a normal miniDV camera you'd be filming in PAL, 25.0 fps, interlaced. PAL is a default size of frame which is 720x576 pixels.

To understanding interlacing you might want to have a read of this, although most of it might be a bit OTT, it should give you a general grasp

http://www.100fps.com/
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 1:04pm

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Also, are you referring to the rendered playback or playback while in the program? Playback on the timeline doesn't always playback at a regular rate due to having to preview render the frames. Check out this tutorial for more info:

http://fxhome.com/support/vidtutes/?t=6&f=%2Bcat%3A1&cat=1
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 8:58pm

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im refering to the playback in the program. but even with the tutorials i cant figure the problem out. i tried different frame rates but that just changed the speed of the whole movie, not just the parts where i want the muzzle shots. and i tried rendering it but i cant figure out how to render just the parts i want instead of the whole thing, how do you set that up, its what ill try next i guess.
Posted: Wed, 11th Apr 2007, 11:50pm

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FE Filmmaker wrote:

i cant figure out how to render just the parts i want instead of the whole thing, how do you set that up, its what ill try next i guess.
You need to set the project's In and Out points. The manual and/or video tutorials have more info on that.
Posted: Thu, 12th Apr 2007, 1:58am

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If you only want effects on a few clips, then only put those clips into effectslab and then you can put them back into your movie using a program such as windows movie maker, sony vegas, etc.
Posted: Thu, 12th Apr 2007, 5:25pm

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The FE

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OK i have it all figured out now. thanks for your help everyone.