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Still Problems With Detonation Films Effects [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 12:23am

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tgj311

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I followed a tutorial that said to import an image stream and then render it at the end. The problem is that I don't know what an image stream is or how to make one. Someone please give me a step by step process of this just after I download the effect from detonationfilms(dot)com. I have Windows Vista if this makes a diffference.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 12:41am

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Detonation films doesn't use image streams, they use video clips. Use "Import media..." to import it to EffectsLab.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 12:30am

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Direktor

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Yeah, and keep in mind Effectslab Pro can only compose White and Black background footage!
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2008, 9:19am

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http://www.detonationfilms.com/FXHome.html

The principles should pretty much be the same (hopefully, anyway)
Posted: Fri, 11th Apr 2008, 11:39am

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tgj311

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When I try to import the MOV file it says "String Expected <Void>" and then it says "List expected for handler #getaProp". These are director player errors. Can someone help?
Posted: Fri, 11th Apr 2008, 3:05pm

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Make sure your Quicktime is up to date.
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 1:49am

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How do I choose which color to take out when I click add or screen?
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 3:39am

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They both remove black and only black, though they use different mathematical formulas to do it. You can't remove any other colors using those two composite modes.
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 10:46pm

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tgj311

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Direktor wrote:

Yeah, and keep in mind Effectslab Pro can only compose White and Black background footage!
So, does this mean that I cannot compose white backgrounds like this guy said?
Posted: Sat, 12th Apr 2008, 11:22pm

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Correct, you cannot, at least to the best of my knowledge. Removing a white BG requires the "Multiply" blend mode, which EffectsLab does not have.
Posted: Sun, 13th Apr 2008, 8:21pm

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Direktor

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tgj311 wrote:

Direktor wrote:

Yeah, and keep in mind Effectslab Pro can only compose White and Black background footage!
So, does this mean that I cannot compose white backgrounds like this guy said?
You can...but it's harder and not as easy to do. I also forgot to mention that your editing program needs to have the option to invert your footage....if you line up your footage in Effectslab to where you want it...then invert all your footage. Effectslab will take out the background. Hope that made sense!

Oh, then after you've got your inverted footage. Import it back into your editor and put an invert filter on your footage. Since it's already inverted it will make the footage look normal again.