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Rendering Question

Posted: Sun, 21st Feb 2010, 4:29pm

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Ron

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Hey guys, brand new to Composite Lab, so please excuse my ignorance. I'm a singer/songwriter now getting into the video realm. Here's my problem.......

I imported an image to be used in a music video. I am going to have the image up around 3 1/2 minutes, as a background, while the words to the song are displayed. I am using Composite Lab just to effect the image, then I will export it to be used in my video editing software. I have, at various points, set various color, contrast, sharpnesss, etc, so as the song plays, the image will slowly change as well. I then rendered the project (it took about a half hour). But, when I played it back, there were no changes to the image. Now, in Composite Lab, when I move the top scroll bar throughout the time frame, I can see the changes happening. But, when I move the bottom scroll bar, there are no changes. So, I am missing something in setting this up right before the render process. Is there a step I need to do right before rendering to actually apply the effects that I used? Thanks for any help, and I hope I'v included enough info to explain the problem. Ron
Posted: Sun, 21st Feb 2010, 11:46pm

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Ron

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Maybe this will help explain better. When I click on the file name at the left of the timeline, then use the scrubber, there is no change to the image. When I click on matte, then key grade, and use the scrubber, I can see it going through the changes.

One other thing.....I was watching the tutorials and they referenced a RAM and HQ button right to the right of the time/frame counter. I don't have those buttons. Is that from a previous version? Ron
Posted: Mon, 22nd Feb 2010, 1:32am

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Axeman

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You need to use Grade filters, not Key Grade filters.

Key Grade filters are used to temporarily alter an images colors to allow for a better key, when using greenscreen or something similar. To actually change the footage's colors, you need to use Grade filters, not Key Grade filters.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Feb 2010, 1:45am

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Ron

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THANKS!!........Axeman. I know this was probably such a basic question, not worth the time. But it was a HUGE help to me.....and I appreciate you taking the time to respond. From looking around, I see you're going to be a great resource.........just fair warning LOL.
Ron