- March 26, 2013 at 12:02 am
In some footage I am editing, a stage performance has some performers in nearly total darkness, with occasional flashes. The problem is that although the flashes were supposed to be very powerful and have a fairly long decay, instead they turned out very mild, and too brief.
So I need to “amp them up”… a lot. I have read many posts on using a white dip-to-color transition, and I’ve messed a lot with key-framing of the color correction levels, but neither of these work well. Especially when spread over a duration of a half- or full second, they don’t look like a flash, but instead like a white or brightness dissolve.
Are there any other suggestions of effects (I use FCP 7)? [I see someone suggesting the “bloom” effect, which seems a bit closer. maybe I need to get the settings right…)
- March 26, 2013 at 1:20 am
How about keying in something like this?
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- March 26, 2013 at 4:53 am
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- March 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm
The free “Too Much Too Soon” FCP 7 plug-in set has a “Flashframe” transition which is nice if set to a relatively short duration – around 8 frames or so.
- March 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm
and depending upon where you intend to show the finished piece, you might come up against specific rules against using flashing images (they have been shown as a possible trigger for epileptic seizures).
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- March 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm
A big thanks to all of you for helping out with suggestions.
I’ve done a draft of the footage with the flashes, and mostly used the “bloom” effect with lots of key framing, so I can get a few frames of silhouette before filling the frame with (mostly) white, then ramping down. It looks okay so far, but I also appreciate the warning about the flash impact on the viewer. They’re not repetitive enough, I think, to cause neurological issues that some strobe effects do, but it’s good to be careful.
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