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Copying set of key Frames (Contrast pro Filter)

Posted: Sun, 6th Sep 2009, 9:43pm

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Redg

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I have total time line 3 mins,and configured a filter Contrast:pro with 5 key frames(Contrast pro Filter) covering 1 min of time line,I would like to copy these 5 key frames to the next 2 mins of time line i.e totally I want to have 3 sets of same 5 key frames((Contrast pro Filters)

I just tried to copy these key frames(Contrast pro Filter) with right click and "Copy contrast pro filter" but it seems it is copying the whole set (line) in to a different line on time Frame,I just want to copy the set of key frames ( Grade:Contrast ) to the same line multiple times,any help ?

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Posted: Sun, 6th Sep 2009, 10:08pm

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Koradin

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You can't copy the key frames from one part to another part of the same timeline. Instead cut the grading layer with the filter on it down to 1 minute in length, then copy this layer 2 times, each starting the frame after the last one finishes. So it looks something like:



This way you repeat the keys frames for each minute, and could keep going if required. If you have graded the footage layer directly, then you could cut the footage up to 1 minute lengths and then copy the key frames to each minute segment.

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Posted: Sun, 6th Sep 2009, 10:25pm

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Redg

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Thank you very much Koradin..that was great help..though I was able to copy set of frames (Right click on child object and choose 'copy contrast pro key frames') now on the same time line,but the solution you suggested is more easy to duplicate the frames.

Thanks a lot for quick reply.
Posted: Sun, 6th Sep 2009, 10:35pm

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Redg

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I have one more obstacle,using one of the preset object I have optical shapes and under this I have aound 5 circle:Gradient shapes,is there any way to re-position these Individual shapes using mouse ( On canvas) instead of using 'offset x' offset y' wit slider bar ? I tried optic movement object using mouse to reposition but it is repositioning all the 5 shapes,I just want to reposition one shape at a time on the canvas using mouse.

Sorry for asking too many question,I am just learning this tool..I am trying a lot beofore I post the question,unfortunately manual tha come with this software is not that detail.

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Posted: Mon, 7th Sep 2009, 10:12am

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Simon K Jones

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If you expand the filter in question to access the child keyframes (Rather than the parent keyframes) you can select specific keyframes, right click them and copy and paste them.
Posted: Tue, 8th Sep 2009, 12:45pm

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Redg

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Thank you very much Tarn,could you please help me for my second question ?
Posted: Tue, 8th Sep 2009, 2:05pm

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Axeman

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You have to use the Offset controls to move individual components of an optics effect.

Optics are an effort to re-create the lens flares created by actual cameras, and so the behavior of real lens flares has been programmed into the engine. This means that 1) it is generally desirable that the components all stay in a straight line, and 2) that the entire line moves in parallax as its position changes in relation to the camera. So that's why its not easier to just drag them around. However, since it was always apparent that the Optics engine had far more use than just creating lens flares, tools were put into place to add greater functionality to it, such as the offset sliders.

Another option is to put each optic component as separate effect, then you could use optic movement controls to drag them where you will, though you also result in a few more layers on your timeline.
Posted: Tue, 8th Sep 2009, 5:08pm

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Redg

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Thank you Axeman,that was a great help.