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duel video layering problem

Posted: Sun, 28th Mar 2010, 11:07pm

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FXhomer3846

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ok so i was trying to have duel video layers in FX lab pro so i could have a dismemberment scene with one video as the background and the other as the actual footage. When i put the two video footage's together the top video became transparent as if the person getting dismembered was a ghost. this is a cool effect but it is not what i am looking for. Does anyone know how i can make it so that niether one of the video footage's are transparent?
Posted: Sun, 28th Mar 2010, 11:47pm

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alienux

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Read through this thread:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25753

It talks about bringing all of the footage in as one video track and then after importing into EffectsLab Pro, splitting that track into two separate tracks, rather than bringing them in as two separate tracks to begin with.
Posted: Mon, 29th Mar 2010, 2:21am

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Axeman

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To further expound on alienux's response, which is spot on, the reason you see this problem is that EffectsLab isn't a video compositing program, was never designed or intended to be a compositing program, and so doesn't have a comprehensive set of compositing filters.

So when you use to to do compositing, you'll find it is possible, but requires a bit more work than if you were using a proper compositing program.
Posted: Tue, 6th Apr 2010, 11:54pm

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FXhomer3846

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thanks for the help. so if i want to do this kind of thing and save the stresses of figuring out how, i should get composite lab or vision lab, correct?
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2010, 12:08am

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Axeman

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Either one of those programs will make this sort of thing much easier, yes.
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2010, 12:14am

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alienux

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FXhomer3846 wrote:

thanks for the help. so if i want to do this kind of thing and save the stresses of figuring out how, i should get composite lab or vision lab, correct?
After buying EffectsLab, I didn't think that CompositeLab would be very useful to me since some if its functionality was already part of Sony Vegas, which I use for editing. I did go ahead and buy CompositeLab and I've found it to be far more useful and beneficial than I first realized due to the dedicated compositing features, the additional grading filters, and additional tools such as garbage mattes.