I'm NEW HERE Advise About Transitions & Titles
Posted: Tue, 21st Sep 2010, 8:01pm
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Hello expert users. For years I've used Pinnacle & Ulead for my editing software and recently updated them both to the latest. I do music videos and sometimes use a green screen for my productions. In certain times I've not achieved the removal enough for my green screen. I came across the VisionLab & CompositeLab and really like the way the green screen can be removed with the extra bells & whistles. My question is, when I add my video clips to the timeline, do either of these programs let you add fade in / fade out transitions add titles and also add my audio to sync with my video clips. I didn't know if these software's have the ability to do other effects as I mentioned. Thank you in advance.
Posted: Tue, 21st Sep 2010, 9:38pm
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No, none of the FXhome software s intended for video editing, they are specifically arranged and optimized for adding visual effects. So generally, you want to handle all your editing in your video editing software, then export any specific scenes requiring effects or compositing. Generally you'll want to work on a single scene at a time, so open the first scene in VisionLab, do your effects and/or compositing work, then export from VisionLab. Now, open the newly rendered file from VisionLab in your editor, and replace the original clip (without effects) with the new clip (with effects) on the timeline. Then, proceed on to the next clip.
Technically you could use the Transparency filter to transition from one clip to another, but its not what the program was designed for. You can't create titles within the programs at all, and they aren't designed for audio work, as they focus on visual effects. They are fully intended to work in tandem with whatever video editor you are using.
Posted: Tue, 21st Sep 2010, 10:27pm
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Hello, thank you for your help. I was afraid that this software would not do what I was asking. I may consider getting it and trying the steps you mention to import the edited clip from VisionLab to my other editing software. Thank you again for the info.......
Posted: Tue, 21st Sep 2010, 11:39pm
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Yeah, download the demo and give it a whirl to see if it works for you. The demo renders with a watermark, so the footage won't be usable in an actual project, but otherwise its pretty much fully functional, so you can get the hang of it and learn how everything works.