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Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 1:19am

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JmanGuitar5150

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First off, I've just gotten this software... So bear with me confused

I want to do an effect for film with the sniper scope pointed on someone's head. But, whenever I drag and drop the effect onto the video, it automatically goes to a different spot. I can't drag it and drop it once it's on there, so how can I put it on the right spot?
Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 1:50am

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Axeman

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With most effects repositioning them is as simple as click-and-drag, once you are in the correct toolset. It does vary somewhat from one type of effect to the next, so if you can let us know which preset in particular you are working with, or at least what effects engine is is created with, then we can give you more specific info.

Also, you might find the video tutorials helpful for getting a grasp of the fundamentals of the program, particularly the "Interface" and "Effects" sections.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 2:00am

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JmanGuitar5150

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Axeman wrote:

With most effects repositioning them is as simple as click-and-drag, once you are in the correct toolset. It does vary somewhat from one type of effect to the next, so if you can let us know which preset in particular you are working with, or at least what effects engine is is created with, then we can give you more specific info.

Also, you might find the video tutorials helpful for getting a grasp of the fundamentals of the program, particularly the "Interface" and "Effects" sections.
Well, I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but this is what I did to get the Sniper Scope effect. I went to Effects, Grade Object, and scrolled down to Sniper Scope.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 3:40am

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spydurhank

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I don't think that particluar effect can be animated unless you first render it then re-open it is a video file. That being said, this effect mainly works if your camera is centered on your... human target?
There might be a pre-set in the downloads section but I'm not entirely sure.

However... you could easily creat a scope type view in Photoshop or Gimp.
Import that image into Visionlab and you can use the center quad to animate the scope clip once you place it on the time line.

As Axeman suggested, check out the "Support" section and watch the video tutorials. It helps to understand how the program works.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 4:04am

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Axeman

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If its a grade object, then you will have to move the mask in order to reposition the scope. Look in the mask controls, and you will probably find several masks, which will all need to be moved to reposition the scope.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 12:23pm

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JmanGuitar5150

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Axeman wrote:

If its a grade object, then you will have to move the mask in order to reposition the scope. Look in the mask controls, and you will probably find several masks, which will all need to be moved to reposition the scope.
Where could I find that?
Posted: Mon, 6th Jul 2009, 2:17pm

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Axeman

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I've not looked at that specific preset to see how it is set up, but I assumed the masks would be in the Masks controls, which you access by clicking Masks on the timeline for the layer in question.

Once again, I recommend taking a look at the video tutorials to get a grasp of the fundamental workings of the program. They will shorten the learning curve significantly.