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tifa1230 is not online. Last active: 1/22/2006 10:32:35 AM tifa1230
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2 effects please
Posted: 20 Oct 2005 05:38 PM
1)is there an effect where you can highlight brighter or darker parts of a picture with a filter colour.
2)i want to use a clip and put a filter colour half way through it. but when i do this, it starts with the normal clip then goes to the chosen filter colour and then just goes back to the normal clip again. But i would like it so it fades into the filter colour and then fades out. do you know how to do this please?
thanks:)
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 20 Oct 2005 06:43 PM
I've been experimenting with the 'Hue' class. Perhaps the following xml will do what you are asking in effect #1. I'm still thinking about effect #2...

Copy the following code into Notepad then save it in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX as highlightcolors.xml.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
<Effect name="Highlight (
Red)" iconid="16">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.67"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.67"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Highlight (Blue)" iconid="5">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.0"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.0"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Highlight ((
Green)" iconid="5">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.33"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.33"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Highlight (
Yellow)" iconid="25">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.5"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.5"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Highlight (
Orange)" iconid="18">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.585"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.5"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Highlight (
Purple)" iconid="18">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.875"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.875"/>
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Restart WMM. The new effects will all start "Highlight..."

-=Blaine=-

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dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 20 Oct 2005 07:40 PM
If you have Plus! media edition, you can do something
like this with the Plus! Exotic effects.

highlight

Brightness decrease until only a bit of white is left,
then apply the exotic color of choice. Combine with an
untouched version using COMP A and B
Maybe???

dlk



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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 21 Oct 2005 05:37 AM
how can i get plus media edition?
thanks
dlk is not online. Last active: 7/2/2011 1:14:29 PM dlk
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 21 Oct 2005 07:53 AM
Amazon sells it for $25 bucks, I think it's now called
Microsoft Plus! SuperPack for Windows XP.
You might find it cheaper elsewhere.
Not sure if it's worth it for you, and since every film clip is
different...the results from this technique will certainly vary.
Also, the exotic effects vary in what portions of the clip
they change...since it's a color thing.

dlk

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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 21 Oct 2005 08:15 AM
I think I heard that the trans and effects in the Plus! pack were made by Pixelan. Maybe you can check them out too. http://www.pixelan.com/mm/intro.htm

carefree chris is not online. Last active: 7/18/2007 3:16:13 PM carefree chris
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 21 Oct 2005 07:01 PM
dlk, what is this comp a and b transition? I have seen it mentioned a few times, yet never knew which one it referred to.
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 21 Oct 2005 07:43 PM
^Compositing is kind of like a natural Chroma Key (bluescreen) using footage that is filmed against a black background instead of blue. Rather than totally cutting out the background color it makes the black transparent so the filmed object can be overlayed onto the edited footage. It's great for overlaying things like nuclear explosions and dust wisps due to how many particles they release in the air. Here's the xml code for it:

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{9A43A844-0831-11D1-817F-0000F87557DB}" >
<Transition name="Comp A add B" iconid="0" comment="DXCOMPFUNC_A_ADD_B">
<Param name="Function" value="9" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

Need help with xml?
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 22 Oct 2005 11:22 AM
It's a little more involved than just "transparent black" though.
Composting is adding the color values of two image pixels into
a single pixel. Black has a RGB value of 0,0,0, so it is "transparent"
in that equation. White has a value of 255,255,255 so any white
pixels end up white. So this means a pure black and white image
can be converted into a red and white or blue and white. Now it
becomes more interesting with colors in between(or sometimes
more problematic depending on what you are trying to do)
Say you have a red and yellow explosion on a black background,
and you combine it with an image of your house. The black background
of the explosion clip composited with the house clip equals only the
house clip. This is good. The yellow and reds of the explosion composited
with your house create a sort of transparent look. The dark parts
of the house show through very little, the light parts of the house
show through more. The fire also has lighter and darker pixels,
and as those move around in the explosion, less and more of the
house shows up. The end result is that it looks as though you can
see the house wavering through the fire. This is also good.
But....if your desired outcome was to have a solid item with a
black background to become a solid item on a different background
IE Chroma-keying, you would be disappointed. The solid item(unless
it was pure white) would combine with the new background, and
look semi-transparent.
Now there are other tricks you can do with COMP. You can use
COMP A-B, which causes black to stay black and allows all sorts
of interesting possibilities. A pair of rings on a black background,
with the bride and grooms images shadowed in the rings. A silver medal
on a black background...with your kid hitting a homerun shadowed on
the medal. Many possibilities.
And now that I think about it...COMP A and B might be the way to do
a real ghost. We know we can create a ghost using transparency...
film a scene without your actor, and then film the same scene with the
actor. Use the translucent or transparency transition to combine the
clips, and it will look like a transparent ghost. But if you introduce a
2nd actor into the mix, he or she will also become transparent, unless
you can get them to stand in the same spot for both clips. Difficult,
and pointless....might as well be a statue. But if you can get your actor
to walk across a black background, and then COMP A and B that with
the clip of the room and 2nd actor...the first actor will be a ghost walking
through the scene. You would have some of the same issues as you do
with chroma-keying, (getting a pure black background is tough), but
this method would be more forgiving, no jagged edges, and would always
work with some degree of success. Chroma-keying sometimes just
doesn't work, and can be very frustrating.
So....if you made it all the way to the end of this nonesense, a gold
star for patience. You may be someone who could make it through
War and Peace.

dlk





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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 22 Oct 2005 07:02 PM
Cheers you two!
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 23 Oct 2005 08:47 AM
<Effect name="Highlight (Blue)" iconid="5">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue"/>
<Param name="Value" value="0.0"/>
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.0"/>
</Effect>

I like this effect - it keeps the lighter colours light (even desaturated a bit), and makes all the colours blue.

But... there is one effect I'd like to get, but haven't worked out how yet. I'd like to show up (or make bolder, if you will) anything blue, yet keep all the other colours the same, or slightly desaturated. I tried using dlk's method of darkeneing and using exotic blue, but that just made anything light in colour bluey.
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 23 Oct 2005 10:09 AM
Depending on your clip...if you copy the clip twice,
apply Plus! Negative to the 2nd copy, then brightness decrease
a bunch of times...then use COMPA-B, you can get the blue to
increase, but it will also darken other dark areas. It can sharpen
a washed out clip... but can also make a mess. Seems like you
would almost need to do it programmatically: if the blue channel
is greater than the red and green channnels...boost it further.

dlk

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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 20 May 2006 05:32 PM
Would a filter/highlight turn a day scene much darker to appear like it was shot at night?
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Re: 2 effects please
Posted: 10 Jun 2006 06:16 AM
You could try but it depends what time of day you where filming and the whether. Maybe if you filmed in the evening on a coudy night you would get a way with it but to get the most convincing night time scene just film at night!
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