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LAMarrano

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Way back when (EMC 7 and 7.5), it was very easy to animate the video effect settings. This created dramatic effects like "draining" the color by using the black and white effect, but setting keyframes and starting with a full saturation value that changed to a value of zero. In EMC 8 this was missing (unless you had deluxe), but is supposedly back in EMC 9. I can add the effect to an image/clip, and I can find the keyframe dialog. But no matter how I set the keyframes and their values, I can't seem to get any change in the image. Can anyone help?

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I had no problem doing this. Open Videowave

For simplicity, add a still image with duration of 10 seconds

Add the B&W effect

A keyframe is automatically inserted at the first frame

You will also notice that the entire 10sec will be B&W

Next go to the end of the clip and press the 'Add Key Frame Here' button.

Go back to the beginning and turn the Saturation back to 50.00

Done

 

Click Preview. The image should transition from full color to B&W in 10 seconds

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I had no problem doing this. Open Videowave

For simplicity, add a still image with duration of 10 seconds

Add the B&W effect

A keyframe is automatically inserted at the first frame

You will also notice that the entire 10sec will be B&W

Next go to the end of the clip and press the 'Add Key Frame Here' button.

Go back to the beginning and turn the Saturation back to 50.00

Done

 

Click Preview. The image should transition from full color to B&W in 10 seconds

 

When you added the effect, did you add this to the internal track, or to the FX track of the entire production? I got everything to work okay when used entire production (although there are then problems when images overlap during certain transition types). If I put in the internal track, the keystone times seem to line up with the entire production times, rather than being related to the individual clip's timing. That is to say, the first keyframe is at 0:00, but when I jump to the end of the clip, and add another keyframe, the timestamp in the settings box is showing the time I am at of the entire production and not just the length of the clip.

 

TIA (hopefully),

Lance

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When you added the effect, did you add this to the internal track, or to the FX track of the entire production?
Hmmm.. don't recall, but most likely the internal track of the clip. If you put the effect on the FX track, it could then be extended beyond that clip. Just depends on what you want to achieve.

 

settings box is showing the time I am at of the entire production and not just the length of the clip.
Just need to click on the correct tool. See below.

 

When you select a clip it will have a thin yellow-orange line around it. You need to be very aware of selecting the correct clip first before using any special effect or adding text.

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