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Simple Effect Question

Postby Neo-Kiske » Wed Jul 17, 2002 1:03 pm

Hello again.
I have yet another small AMV question.

This time, I'm working on a video which I want to have sort of a 'instant black screen' effect on. How to explain?
Well, I want the screen to turn black in a flash, and then become normal again so it fits to the drums in the song I'm using as BGM.
I hope you roughly understand what I'm talking about.

So the question itself would be, which program to use? And how to do it?
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Postby jbone » Wed Jul 17, 2002 1:16 pm

Just make a solid black image, and place it in a video track above all the other content for the duration you like.
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Postby Neo-Kiske » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:08 pm

jbone wrote:Just make a solid black image, and place it in a video track above all the other content for the duration you like.


Might I ask in which program I can do something like this?
Being a beginner, I am using Virtualdub. I can't seem to find the option to do what you say in it...
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Postby Castor Troy » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:12 pm

I think it's everyone's instinct to assume that everyone uses premiere.
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Postby jbone » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:27 pm

Making a solid black image has nothing to do with video editing hardware or software... heck, you can just open MS Paint, create a 720x480 image, fill it on 100% solid black, save it as a bitmap, then import the bitmap into your video editor.
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Postby Zarxrax » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:55 pm

Im sorry but I dont see how in the world it would be possible to actually make a music video in Virtualdub... Get something else... Even windows movie maker would be better.
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:59 pm

Zarxrax wrote:Im sorry but I dont see how in the world it would be possible to actually make a music video in Virtualdub...


Exactly the same way you do with two vcrs.

Just do it digitally.
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Postby The Wired Knight » Wed Jul 17, 2002 5:26 pm

I haven't met a program that won't let you place a solid black image in your video. It's how I put my blank space in the videos. Pinnacle and Premiere let you do it. Often just drag the still image onto your timeline and crop it down to what you need.
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Postby Neo-Kiske » Thu Jul 18, 2002 6:57 am

Ah well, I guess I have to learn the bloody Premiere then... but it looks so daaaaamn advanced and hard to use.

*Goes off to tinker together with a readme*
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Postby TobinHood » Thu Jul 18, 2002 9:31 am

Premiere looks hard at first but you get the hang of it really easy.
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Postby Neo-Kiske » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:52 pm

That pleases me to hear... hopefully I'll be back with an AMV that DOESN'T look like crap later this year ^^;
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Postby klinky » Thu Jul 18, 2002 7:13 pm

You FOOLS!

Don't you see the "Append AVI Segment" option!?

Ohhh ohhhh. It's a simple matter of hack, export, hack, export, hack, export, add, add, add, add, add audio, export.


HA HA HA!!!!

Seriously, while it could be done. I would not reccomend it!

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