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plug in for low battery camera sign?

Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2010, 6:31am

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FXhomer40781

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Does anyone have a plugin or know how I can get a little red flashing 'low battery' sign (with a small pic of battery with line through it) to appear in a shot? thanks.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2010, 6:53am

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Axeman

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I didn't see one around, so I threw one together real quick. You can download it here:

http://www.belowthesmile.com/fxhome/low_battery.png

I made it cranking huge, as I didn't know how big you needed it. If you import it into VisionLab you can lay it over your footage, scale and position it as needed, then just add a transparency filter and keyframe it to make it blink on and off. Hope it works for you.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Dec 2010, 7:30am

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Zorn8

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Here, I just whipped this up for ya. All ya need to do is turn its transparency on and of as many times as you need. That will give it the "flashing" you want.



Edit: Darn you Axeman. You beat me to it. I noticed your post as I was writing mine. smile Oh well you have two to choose from now.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2010, 1:06am

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FXhomer40781

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Wow! Awesome! Thanks so much guys, I really appreciate this. How'd you make this, btw?
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2010, 1:22am

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Axeman

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I drew 2 lines in Photoshop and saved them over a transparent bg.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Dec 2010, 7:15am

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Zorn8

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Ya I did the same. However I used Gimp which is very similar to Photoshop, and it's free. I do think that Photoshop is hands down far superior to Gimp, but, I don't have Photoshop at my disposal.
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2010, 3:40am

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FXhomer40781

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Axeman wrote:

I didn't see one around, so I threw one together real quick. You can download it here:

http://www.belowthesmile.com/fxhome/low_battery.png

I made it cranking huge, as I didn't know how big you needed it. If you import it into VisionLab you can lay it over your footage, scale and position it as needed, then just add a transparency filter and keyframe it to make it blink on and off. Hope it works for you.
Hey, I was just wondering where you can tell me the transparency filter is so that I can make the low battery light blink. Thanks, man
Posted: Sat, 4th Dec 2010, 5:02am

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Axeman

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Its a grade filter, so select the Grade toolset for the battery layer on the timeline, and you can add a Transparency filter in the Toolbox.