You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

stock footage

Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2010, 11:37pm

Post 1 of 4

FXhomer52866

Force: 400 | Joined: 12th Aug 2010 | Posts: 4

EffectsLab Pro User

Gold Member

why is it i cant get any stock footage onto effectslab pro to use?
Posted: Thu, 19th Aug 2010, 11:45pm

Post 2 of 4

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

Hard to say without some more details. It could be because the footage isn't in a compatible format, or it could be because you are trying to import it incorrectly.

First, make sure the footage is either in .mov or .avi format, and not in an mpeg codec, which aren't designed for editing. Then, make sure you are using the File > Import Media command to import the stock footage.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Aug 2010, 11:56pm

Post 3 of 4

FXhomer52866

Force: 400 | Joined: 12th Aug 2010 | Posts: 4

EffectsLab Pro User

Gold Member

I found out how to get my stock footage on by itself by selecting media files and opening the effect, but i cannot get these effects on top of my original video. How do i get the effects onto my original video?
Posted: Tue, 24th Aug 2010, 12:06am

Post 4 of 4

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

You add them to the timeline, just like you would any effect or video clip. Drag it into the canvas to drop it in at the position of the playhead, or drag it to the timeline for greater control over its position.

You might find the video tutorials helpful, as they will show you the basic ins and outs of the program, and explain the fundamentals of adding effects and compositing.