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Can I export my muzzle flashes? [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 24th Nov 2007, 4:25am

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FXhomer14945

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was wondering I f it is possible to export my muzzle flashes can be exported into final cut pro?
Posted: Sat, 24th Nov 2007, 6:41am

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Axeman

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You cannot export muzzle flash presets to use in Final Cut, but of course you can use footage rendered with muzzle flashes in whatever editing program you want. I'm not entirely sure what you are asking, but if you want to render the muzzle flashes onto your footage, then import that to Final Cut, yes, that is what VisionLab is designed to do. Alternately, if for some reason you wanted to do the actual composite in Final Cut, you could place the muzzle flashes, and render them out with an alpha channel, and import that layer to Final Cut for compositing.
Posted: Sat, 24th Nov 2007, 5:11pm

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FXhomer14945

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vhat I was asking was if I could cerate a muzzle flash and then export it into final cut pro
Posted: Mon, 26th Nov 2007, 2:28am

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Yes, just render. (Render menu > Render) Then import that footage into Final Cut.

Please don't create multiple threads about the same topic. Thanks.
Posted: Mon, 26th Nov 2007, 9:19am

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Cogz

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In the render settings, you want to choose an option which says "[alpha]" if you want to retain the alpha channel for easy composite in FCP.
Posted: Mon, 26th Nov 2007, 3:37pm

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You probably won't need to use an alpha channel if you render the flash(es) against a black background. I believe FCP features the "screen" blending option with its compositing tools, which would probably end up looking more natural than an alpha'd edge.
Posted: Mon, 26th Nov 2007, 10:37pm

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EffectsLab renders full alpha transparency, so you won't get an edge. Even so, you'll still probably want to use the Screen or Add composite for the best results.