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effectslab pro - pictures

Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 3:01pm

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speedproductions101

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Every time i put a picture on the effctslab pro timeline, it appears see through, when I just need it to be a solid, clear picture. plzzzz help smile
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 4:42pm

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DVStudio

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Have you tried layering the image? As in having multiple layers with the same picture on top of one another... wink
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 5:45pm

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Axeman

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EffectsLAb is designed for importing a video file, and creating effects that get added to the video. Compositing together multiple pieces of video, or video and images, isn't something that it is designed to do. For that, you're much better off with a compositing program, such as CompositeLab or VisionLab.

There are work-arounds for some instances, such as DVstudio mentioned, but the root of the problem is that you are trying to do something the program isn't meant to do.
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 6:31pm

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speedproductions101

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layering the image just makes it brighter, and im not trying to composite any thing, i just need the picture to display on the video
Posted: Sun, 8th May 2011, 6:34pm

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Axeman

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That's called compositing. Combining multiple pieces of media to create a final image (such as laying an image over video) is the essence of what compositing is. The link I provided explains what is actually happening, as well as ways to possibly get around it, but yeah. Your video editor likely has better compositing abilities for this sort of thing than EffectsLab.
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2011, 4:13pm

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stageonepictures

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I had the same issues. I found that saving the image as a PNG eliminates the transparency when importing into FXHome. When I first tried importing my pictures they were in the JPEG format and they were see-through but a PNG makes them solid. At least that works for me.
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2011, 4:38pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, as explained in the link I posted earlier, creating an alpha channel will make the images transparent, which is why PNG's are able to do so. They support alpha channels whereas JPEGs don't.