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See through video layer

Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2011, 10:37pm

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speedproductions101

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im using effectslab pro, and ive added a new video layer on op of another, but it comes out see through. whenever i try adding it on twice, it just turns it brighter, and still see through.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Feb 2011, 3:26am

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Axeman

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Yep, when you try to use EffectsLab for compositing, something it isn't designed to do, it may not be as easy as you would like. There are unofficial workarounds for this, but it basically comes down to the fact that EffectsLab isn't designed to do video compositing, so it doesn't have the tools necessary for it. This knowledgebase article discusses additional details of the situation.

CompositeLab or VisionLab are excellent choices for video compositing.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Feb 2011, 4:13am

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Biblmac

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If you "have to" work around it, put a plain black video/image behind it, and apply a mask to both the black image and the image on the top. The top layer should be opaque and the bottom will show through where you want it to.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Feb 2011, 4:01pm

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speedproductions101

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im not trying to composite anything - they are just your average everyday video clips
Posted: Wed, 2nd Feb 2011, 5:31pm

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Axeman

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The term for laying one video clip over another is compositing. No matter what kind of clips they are. the term for creating a sequence of clips, one after another, is editing. Neither one is a job for EffectsLab.

Basically, this is how EffectsLab is meant to work: Import a single shot, create the required effects, export the shot. Then import the next shot and repeat the process.

As I mentioned before, it is possible to work around this, but most likely your video editing program can make this sort of job effortless, so I'd recommend using it instead.