[Lights, Camera, Action]

Home    Forums    Tutorials    Search    Books    Links 

Windows Movie Maker tips, tutorials, forums and more...



 
Windows Movie Maker Home   Search   Login   Register   Member List  
Windows Movie Maker  > Transitions, Effects and Titles  > Fading Effects?    
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
 Author Thread: Fading Effects?
ellocharlie is not online. Last active: 3/23/2010 6:50:37 PM ellocharlie
Joined: 10 May 2007
Total Posts: 21
 
Fading Effects?
Posted: 10 May 2007 05:17 PM
Is there a way to make effects fade in and out - for example, i want my movie clip to go from colour to black and white but not suddenly.

Thanks in advance.

Charlie
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 10 May 2007 05:27 PM
Are you on Windows XP or Windows Vista?

Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
ellocharlie is not online. Last active: 3/23/2010 6:50:37 PM ellocharlie
Joined: 10 May 2007
Total Posts: 21
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:06 PM
Windows XP. I'm guessing it isnt possible then?
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:18 PM
It takes a little work, but you can get it to work in Windows XP.

Start with your clip:
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Now split off a little part of the clip that you want to have transition from B&W to color:
ABCDEF | GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Copy and paste that so you have two copies at the beginning:
ABCDEF | ABCDEF | GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Now take the two clips that were originally split and combine them again (select them then press Ctrl+M).
ABCDEF | ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Okay, now apply the 'Grayscale' effect to the first clip (I'll represent this as lowercase):
abcdef | ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Now just put a fade between the two that lasts just as long as the first clip.
The result will be a fade from black and white to color and the action should be synched up.
aBcDeEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Does that make sense?

Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
ellocharlie is not online. Last active: 3/23/2010 6:50:37 PM ellocharlie
Joined: 10 May 2007
Total Posts: 21
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:22 PM
I think i get it! :P

I'll give it ago now - thanks.
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:22 PM
I did this for a fade in from B&W to color, but you could do a similar thing for a fade out to black and white, it would just be done at the other end.

Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
ellocharlie is not online. Last active: 3/23/2010 6:50:37 PM ellocharlie
Joined: 10 May 2007
Total Posts: 21
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:34 PM
I'm having trouble getting the fade to last the exact length of the clip. If i try to drag it to the right length, it just moves the whole clip instead! If i leave it a little short, it creates an echoey effect with the audio and the video goes all blurey.

Any ideas??
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:39 PM
Try trimming a little bit off of the other clip, so that you don't have to overlap it completely. In my example, trim the front of the second clip.
abcdef | BCDEFGHIJL...




Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
ellocharlie is not online. Last active: 3/23/2010 6:50:37 PM ellocharlie
Joined: 10 May 2007
Total Posts: 21
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:50 PM
Thanks - i tried it again and it's a lot better now, still a bit of echo but i guess/hope its un-noticable!

Charlie.
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 11 May 2007 01:52 PM
You can try zooming into your timeline with the '+' magnifying glass and also using the 'nudge' feature to move your clips slightly... that might help.

Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
AlanW is not online. Last active: 9/19/2007 5:24:37 AM AlanW
Joined: 06 May 2007
Total Posts: 7
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 18 May 2007 08:58 PM
Hi,
Just tried this method for one of my projects. It works really well, especially if I use the grayscale and older film effects together on the first clip, it fades beautifully into full colour and smoothness.
Thanks!
Alan.
AMVmakergirl is not online. Last active: 5/19/2009 9:38:38 PM AMVmakergirl
Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Total Posts: 73
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 15 Mar 2008 05:52 PM
WHat I'd like is the reverse of what he said, from say, 75% Sepia Tone or Grayscale to full colour, gradual fade over time~
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: Fading Effects?
Posted: 15 Mar 2008 06:02 PM
To switch the effect, apply the grayscale or sepia to the *first* clip rather than the second.

As for a 75% version, the best I can suggest is that when you are done, save it as a movie and trim off the first 25% of the transition. That way it will already be part way through the transition with some color.

Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
Page 1 of 1
 
Movie Maker Forums  > Windows Movie Maker  > Transitions, Effects and Titles  > Fading Effects?