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Make preset out of stock footage [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 1:31am

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SlickV19

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I was just wondering if there's any way to make a preset out of stock footage. the reason is because I have some white background stock footage, and effects lab can only use multiply with presets. If there is any other way of doing it that would be helpful too.

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Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 1:44am

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RodyPolis

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The only way I know is that you could mask out the footage. If u do that, the background will become black and it would take a little time but that's the only way to do that in Effects lab lite.
Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 4:41am

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The composite options in EffectsLab have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not the stock footage is a preset. They have to do with whether or not there is an alpha channel in the footage.
Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 8:35am

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Cogz

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If you convert your files to png instead of jpg, because png has an alpha channel (even though its totally opaque) your footage will get imported as "normal" blending mode. Which I believe is what you want.
Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 9:44pm

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SlickV19

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it's a video.
Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 10:07pm

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Axeman

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You cannot make a preset out of stock footage. Presets are nothing more than a file containing the settings for one of the engines in the program, enabling the program to generate an effect to look a specific way.

For compositing tasks, you'll want to use either your editin rogram, which might be able to handle it, or look into something like Compositelab.
Posted: Tue, 26th Jun 2007, 10:08pm

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SlickV19

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can you export with alpha channel?
Posted: Thu, 28th Jun 2007, 4:35pm

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SlickV19

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Well, can I?
Posted: Thu, 28th Jun 2007, 9:30pm

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Not with EffectsLab Lite.