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froozenflame is not online. Last active: 4/27/2006 11:04:35 PM froozenflame
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Night vision effect
Posted: 04 Dec 2004 10:06 PM
I was wondering if anyone could make an effect for a video clip so it goes green like if i were wearing night vision googles. As im filming during day light and it is a night time scene.
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 04:17 AM
Also if you could, Can some make a border for it like Binocoluars so the middle of it can be green and the out side of it can be black. Thanks
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 10:35 AM
Hi,
Check out this link, you could do this pretty easy.
Is it too cheesy?

http://dlk.mysharegear.com/1/id/1519301315/


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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 11:34 AM
I added a second clip...there are now 2 version to watch
Just go to the link above...they will play one after the other.

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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 05:10 PM
Hey Awesome. The second one is perfect for what I want but outside of the scope should be black. How did you that?
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 05:23 PM
oops! How did you do that?* I was meant to say.
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 06:06 PM
Well...the green is easy(if that is the correct shade for you)
Make an all green image in paint. RGB= 0,255,0
You can play with different shades of green.
Then use this transparency transition to combine
it with your movie.


<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{16B280C5-EE70-11D1-9066-00C04FD9189D}">
<Transition name="Translucent 0.5" iconid="12" >
<Param name="Progress" value="0.5" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

The the scope was just an image i found using google
images...search "military scope"...and chroma white to
transition it over the green movie.
If that doesn't quite fit your needs,
you can search further, or make one.

hope this helps, or gets you on the right track.

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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 06:20 PM
Wow!!! Perfect. Thats just what I needed. Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 07:11 PM
So you must be doing things in two passes...
Hmmm lets see if we can do it one pass. The following xml code gives you two green effects and one binocular transition.
1. First add a basic title in the video track with just a single space as the text and change the background color to black.
2. Now add the main clip on which the effect needs to be applied.
3. Apply the green effect on the clip and SPLIT:binocular transition in between the title and clip.

You could also have used a still image as the image A but the benefit of using the title as the black image is that you can change its color easily if desired as well as it allows you to overlap the clip B completely over itself (while on an image there is always some space left uncovered.

The green effects & binocular transition

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{EC85D8F1-1C4E-46e4-A748-7AA04E7C0496}">
<Effect name="Green Bright" iconid="11" comment="Green bright">
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0x00FF00" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.5" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Green Dark" iconid="11" comment="Green Dark">
<Param name="FadeColor" value="0x007700" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.5" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{DE75D012-7A65-11D2-8CEA-00A0C9441E20}">
<Transition name="SPLIT: Binoculars" iconid="80">
<Param name="MaskNum" value="119" />
<Param name="ReplicateX" value="2" />
<Param name="BorderSoftness" value="20" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.65" />
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Instructions for xml: Copy paste the code into notepad and save as nightvision.xml in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX folder. Create the folder if not there. Restart WMM.

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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 07:24 PM
Here is the result achieved.

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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 08:01 PM
Thanks for the help, Both of you but Rehan, could you make instead of the binoculars make it a scope instead?
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 08:21 PM
once the effects are saved in notepad how do you then open them in movie maker?
cheers for any help!
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 08:27 PM
Did you save the .xml file in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX folder?
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 10:39 PM
Rehan,
Interesting...and less messy than using a transition. I never
paid attention to the "fade effect", and of course I am more
inclined to adapt what I know. I would assume the end
result is the same, but using an effect is always better.
I would think that "froozenflame" could also use some
version of the fade effect (without the progress param) to
simulate the coming of darkness..then use the green effect
to simulate putting on night vision goggles.
Not sure what color......maybe 1/2 black(127,127,127)

Ah...but that is for the producer to dicide and figure out.


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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 05 Dec 2004 11:48 PM
Ok,

Grey doesn't work, black is the ticket....so you want
another version of Rehan's fade effect, without the
progress param, and a fade color of 0x000000

Then you can get this effect:

We are watching Mr. Gator
it's starting to get dark...
losing sight of him...
pop on our trusty night vision goggles
there he is again

http://dlk.mysharegear.com/1/id/1519301315/

not too bad....

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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 06 Dec 2004 12:27 AM
HA!!! Thats awesome!
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Re: Night vision effect
Posted: 07 Dec 2004 03:21 AM
Hey, i just worked Out a cool night vision effect that works only for the daytime:

First, Greyscale your video so there is no colour coming through.
Second, Negative the picture using the inversion effect which i think Rehan made
Third, Give it a texture effect, i use film grain but there may be a more realistic texture
and Last, Apply rehan's fantabulous Bright green colour effect.

The negative effect makes bright things like the sky look dark and shadows look bright making it look more like night in night vision, u may also need to apply brightness and contrast effects to get the best outcome depending on your enviroment.

PS could someone get a (+) contrast effect that works?

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