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See Declic-Video Transitions in Studio

See Declic-Video Transitions in Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, September 8, 2016
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems
Published on Saturday, May 14, 2016
Created on Sunday, March 27, 2016 5:14 PM

Despite the 4 tutorials devoted to the installation of Declic-video transitions, we still find users who are unable to install our transitions. I therefore propose a new tutorial in the form of a diagnostic and troubleshooting tool that will address two crucial points necessary to show the Declic-Video transitions in your Studio version.

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The Peel Plugin and Its Properties

The Peel Plugin and Its Properties By Le Papy - Last updated on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems
Published on Saturday, April 16, 2016
Created on Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:57 PM

Some time ago, a user on the US Pinnacle forum wanted to use the PLS-Curl Horizontal transition from HFX 10 - Peels Curls and Waves contained in Volume 1 of Hollywood FX. But this transition wraps Image A from right to left and he wanted to wrap Image A from left to right. Naturally, he tried to reverse the transition in Studio 18. But, as we all know, after Studio 12 this transition inversion in Studio has become illusory. So is this feasible?

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Transfer Personal Hollywood FX Transitions From Studio15 to Studio18

Transfer Personal Hollywood FX Transitions From Studio15 to Studio18 By Mick Bentley - Last updated on Friday, January 15, 2016
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems, Pinnacle Studio 20 & S16-S19 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Created on Sunday, January 3, 2016 4:30 PM

For Studio 18 to show transitions in its library the following 3 steps are required:

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Adapt Your Hollywood FX (Easy_FX) to Your Needs

Adapt Your Hollywood FX (Easy_FX) to Your Needs By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, December 28, 2015
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems
Published on Saturday, December 26, 2015
Created on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 5:16 PM

Since Studio 18, Corel has had to adapt our good old Hollywood FX to 64 bit. But as any change often brings bugs, Easy_FX was no exception. Some new bugs don't affect the functioning of the plugin but some may be more troublesome since they can cause Easy_FX or even Studio to crash. Of course, these bugs have been traced to Corel/Pinnacle but during this time, if you work with Hollywood FX, you won't be able to use a number of plugins included in Hollywood FX. So I suggest you bypass these bugs by tinkering with Easy_FX so as to get full use of the Warps and 3D Text effects.

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Substituting Media in HFX

Substituting Media in HFX By Le Papy - Last updated on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Sunday, November 30, 2014
Created on Sunday, September 21, 2014 8:29 AM

The purpose of this tutorial is to help you substitute media objects in transitions. It applies to 393-puzzle-01 , 393-puzzle-02 and 393-puzzle-06 that are free to download on our free HFX page but you can get ideas for other transitions containing media objects.

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Change the Date Range of the HFX Time Machine Transition

Change the Date Range of the HFX Time Machine Transition By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory
Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014
Created on Friday, February 7, 2014 3:03 AM

A few weeks ago, a user wanted to know how to change the date range of the Time Machine transition found in HFX Volume 2 (52-Anniversaries and Seasons). This transition displays a countdown from 2002 to 1957 and she wanted to display a countdown from 2014 to 1963. Having never studied this transition, I took some time to disassemble and understand its operation...

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Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z

Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, October 31, 2014
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Installation, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems, Pinnacle Studio 20 & S16-S19 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 20 & S16-S19 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Created on Monday, January 23, 2012 2:10 AM

Free Declic Video transitions Declic have largely been part of the success of the site. Continuously improved, supplemented, renewed and technically adapted to the different versions of Studio, they have greatly helped to publicize the site...

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Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio

Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems, Pinnacle Studio 20 & S16-S19 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Created on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:44 AM

This tutorial is only for users of Pinnacle Studio version greater than 15.

To install our free 00 - Declic Video transitions in AVID Studio or new Studio Versions, it is necessary provide to Studio *. xml files that will allow it to display transitions.

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Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio 9-15

Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio 9-15 By Loosecannon - Last updated on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Created on Saturday, March 31, 2007 7:11 PM

After you have created an HFX effect, saved, and closed Easy FX (in Hollywood FX), your effect is not included in the Pinnacle Studio album transitions.
Similarly, after extracting an HFZ file (by double clicking on the file), the effect does not appear under the Pinnacle Studio transitions tab.

The reason is simple: Easy_FX and Studio are two separate programs and Studio does not monitor Easy_FX. Changing effects in Easy_FX is not automatically taken into account in the Studio transitions album. It is at this level that you will act as an intermediary...

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The Reverse Transitions in HFX

The Reverse Transitions in HFX By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems
Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Created on Friday, November 8, 2013 2:14 PM

Before we begin, let's clear up any confusion about the term "Reverse" ... Hollywood FX is the original source for this inversion. In the help files for Hollywood 5.5 or 6.0 you will not find hardly any information on the topic or on the "Reverse Effect" or the "reversal" of transitions. The HFX reverse view path is not entirely reversing the way you had in mind ... Hence the gradual disinterest in this function that has no real value in HFX. The "Reverse Path" checkbox has transformed over time into a "reverse effect" button but without much success. Let's see how we can overcome this issue.

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Thoughts in Your Videos

Thoughts in Your Videos By Le Papy - Last updated on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Created on Saturday, October 5, 2013 4:24 AM

To enhance your video we have already shown you how to insert animated gif in your videos, and add shapes, insert different talk bubble shapes in your videos or slideshows with fully customizable text that is easily movable. This time, we offer three HFX plugins that allows you to insert different shapes of thoughts in your videos. You can even use multiple forms of thought in the same movie. With an open mind, you will find that your creativity has no limits ...

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Build your first transition with HFX

Build your first transition with HFX By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis
Published on Friday, November 8, 2013
Created on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:51 AM

Lately, many users have been interested in making their first transition. I thought that with the many tutorials available online and the 8 integrated software tutorial lessons, everything had been published to get you started. But looking closer, I realized we were missing a comprehensive tutorial to address the construction of a transition totally from start to finish that could be useful later. This tutorial is what I offer for you to learn.

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A Videowall for Beginners

A Videowall for Beginners By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Friday, September 27, 2013
Created on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 7:13 AM

Video walls are currently very fashionable and can present slideshows in an original way. Montage themes offer some possibilities but are still a bit too fast for my taste. I know that not everyone necessarily has the means to afford these specialized professional grade programs. It is with them in mind that I provide this plugin that will allow you to easily make a video wall using HFX with just a little more time and a little more work. It is a plugin that lets you create a wall of nine moving images that each will take turns moving to the forefront of your presentation.

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Talk Bubbles in Videos

Talk Bubbles in Videos By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, May 11, 2013
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Created on Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:43 AM

To enhance your video we have already shown you how to insert animated gif in your videos and add shapes to attract the viewer's attention. This time we offer a fully customizable HFX plugin that allows you to insert different talk bubble shapes in your videos or slideshows with fully customizable text that is easily movable.

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Use the universal calendar

Use the universal calendar By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, November 26, 2011
Created on Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:54 AM

Several calendar transitions have been available on our Free HFX page. We regularly prepare the Christmas and New Year calendar for you. But recently requests have been made to be able to highlight special personal dates. So I thought I'd put you to work...

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Create your own entry or exit road signs for your city

Create your own entry or exit road signs for your city By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011
Created on Saturday, October 1, 2011 2:16 PM

To be honest with you, I prefer to locate a scene with a visual cue rather than a title, it's more sophisticated. Of the options available to you, there is one that can be done with your video, the entry or exit road sign of the town. But if you did not film with this plan in mind, you are missing the needed parts and you now have a chance to make up for your oversight.

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CSI: Miami ®

CSI: Miami ® By gg - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Created on Saturday, July 2, 2011 1:24 PM

Why not introduce your editing with a small muscular sequence to set the tone? This tutorial may be made ​​for you. I suggest introduce your movie with a little "show" harbinger of imitating the generic "CSI: Miami '®. This tutorial is very simple and is also for beginners (Pinnacle Studio or new Studio version).

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Rotation and Pivot Points in HFX

Rotation and Pivot Points in HFX By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory
Published on Friday, July 22, 2011
Created on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:11 AM

Rotations and pivots aren't seen very often in HFX software. I have long wondered why these parameters were used so little and I think I have found the answer. I am therefore going to review the use of these parameters in detail in order for you to understand them and show how you can use them once you understand their properties.

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Using the HFX Effects 334-frames

Using the HFX Effects 334-frames By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, June 4, 2011
Created on Monday, September 13, 2010 7:34 AM

We have already published many HFX effects that employ multiple screens. These four new effects have the common trait of containing a frame for each view. By design, the frame of each view is black but it's very easy to change it to a white frame depending on the dominant color of the images.

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Learn Hollywood FX (HFX)

Learn Hollywood FX (HFX) By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, March 30, 2015
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis
Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011
Created on Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:47 AM

When I extolled the virtues of the "Swiss Army knife of video editing," some readers were very curious. They would like to start learning HFX . . .  But where to start?

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Video in a book

Video in a book By gg - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Friday, December 17, 2010
Created on Saturday, October 9, 2010 2:08 PM

We often read that too much effects kill a movie. I fully agree, but I love nice introduction. One beautiful and well placed effect can fulfill this condition. I propose this small tutorial to explain you how you can start your movie with a book which is opening and showing your video.

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How to change the composition of a landscape

How to change the composition of a landscape By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Sunday, December 5, 2010
Created on Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:36 AM

I hope you do not believe everything that we want to make you see... During your vacation you've certainly seen some beautiful countryside. So I'll give you to choose, without polemics, between two pastoral landscapes and you will retain the one that best suits your mind. In the first case, you will need to put your landscape on the video track of Studio, in the second case you will play the magicians by adding moving objects...

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The keyframes types in HFX

The keyframes types in HFX By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory
Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010
Created on Friday, September 10, 2010 2:20 AM

The keyframes in HFX allow animation of the different objects in the effect. There are three types of keyframes : the linear keyframes,the spline curve keyframes and the value jump keyframes. The user guide of the software describes very well these types of keyframes, their use, saving and using of different envelopes with single value or multiple values. Furthermore, our tutorials already published on this page have already explored some concepts around keyframes and envelopes. This tutorial discusses the three types of key frames and more particularly an aspect undocumented : the parameters of curve keyframes.

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Improve the effect HFX 250_Eigen_Clapper

Improve the effect HFX 250_Eigen_Clapper By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Sunday, July 25, 2010
Created on Friday, January 8, 2010 12:15 PM

250_Eigen_Clapper The effect is almost completely customizable. Recently someone asked us why we could not change the name of the cameraman. How embarrassing ... Corny the author of this fine effect has no longer expressed long ago... After a little reflection a solution has been made...

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Blurring the face of a moving person

Blurring the face of a moving person By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Created on Monday, June 28, 2010 2:28 PM

Creating a blur on the face of a moving person is a frequently asked question. This effect is similar to what we sometimes see on the news or during some interviews where the face of a character is "hidden". We present here two methods for doing so.

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A Wood Title

A Wood Title By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, June 19, 2010
Created on Saturday, January 2, 2010 9:29 AM

Hollywood FX is a virtually inexhaustible source of inspiration. And the 3D Text plugin, by itself, allows many customizations, so we have already created many tutorials. You now know almost everything about using the "3D Text" plugin. I say almost everything because today, I am going to make you aware of a capability that isn't covered anywhere else....

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Using the HFX effect 312-finale.

Using the HFX effect 312-finale. By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, May 29, 2010
Created on Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:22 PM

If you make regular editing, it can happen you are temporarily short of inspiration to complete your clip. This effect could possibly be your wild card to complete your work, failing to have found much better ...

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Cloning in Hollywood FX

Cloning in Hollywood FX By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Monday, April 12, 2010
Created on Friday, November 20, 2009 2:14 AM

There is something that we have never discussed in our tutorials. That is cloning. Rest assured we will not carry out any type of genetic manipulations. We'll take the word cloning in the sense of a programming language: "Cloning is the process of duplicating an instance of an object. You already know that the HFX effect usually consists of several objects. Under certain circumstances, it is necessary to have several copies (or instances) of the same object in the HFX tree. Instead of creating copies one by one, it is possible to select an object and then clone it X number of times to get X identical objects in one transition.

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My HFX transitions create problems for me...

My HFX transitions create problems for me... By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, September 7, 2014
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems
Published on Sunday, April 4, 2010
Created on Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:03 AM

There are recurring issues in the forums which are often the subject of comments in our articles. Those questions cover several steps in using Hollywood FX transitions. We have already provided many answers with either tutorials, comments, or in our FAQ HFX page, which aren't used nearly enough. This tutorial attempts to gather together all the information we have already published and adding some points that have not yet been addressed.

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Create PIP (Picture in Picture) with Movement

Create PIP (Picture in Picture) with Movement By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Created on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:27 PM

Learning to Create PIP(Picture in Picture) with Movement. With this tutorial, you will be able to do whatever you like with HFX.

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Using the HFX effect 306-economy

Using the HFX effect 306-economy By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, August 13, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Monday, November 30, 2009
Created on Monday, November 2, 2009 12:09 PM

With this special effect, created solely to save the existing tracks of Studio, you can insert a logo in your entire editing, insert titles, still titles, rolling or crowling titles, overlay images ... To perform all these operations, together or separately, this effect uses only one track : Studio video track. It lets available the title and overlay track.
Finally, it can troubleshoot some users who are not blessed with a version of Studio to insert rolling or crowling titles.
It is designed to be fully configured by the user and this tutorial is designed to give you all the tricks possible to achieve.

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A customized transition for a move

A customized transition for a move By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 15, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Created on Saturday, October 17, 2009 11:45 AM

If you must move out and take with you some memories video, you can take advantage of this new transition created specially for such an event. With a single effect, you can easily make the transition from your former residence and your new home. But, it is not forbidden to show originality and use this transition according to your idea...

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A dedicated transition to the audio track

A dedicated transition to the audio track By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, August 13, 2011
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Created on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:59 AM

We are often interested in transitions between images, but rarely to the transitions between sounds. Years ago, I had made something special with a transition from HFX I use regularly.I thought it might interest some beginners. Then, let the old Studio users forgive me ...

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HFX object convert to text

HFX object convert to text By Loosecannon - Last updated on Saturday, October 31, 2009
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Saturday, October 31, 2009
Created on Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:47 PM

Sometimes you will see a transition in Hollywood FX that you really like but you would like to change the text.

Only HFX won’t let you change the text.
The reason for that is that the “text” is not really text after all. It is in fact an object that looks like text and therefore the individual letters cannot be changed. It would be the same, for example, as having a picture of a coffee cup and saying you want to change it to the words “Coffee Cup”.
This tutorial will explain the steps needed to remove the object(s) and replace it with text that is editable.

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Tutorial HFX Cinema

Tutorial HFX Cinema By gg - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Monday, October 12, 2009
Created on Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:11 AM

Seventh Century art is a source of inspiration. Here is a transition that will bring back several memories.

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Creating a PIP (Picture In Picture) with fade in/out

Creating a PIP (Picture In Picture) with fade in/out By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Sunday, May 24, 2009
Created on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:28 AM

How to make a PIP effect with fade in and out. The envelope concept is discussed and detailed in this tutorial

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Make a 3D Title Play Hide and Seek

Make a 3D Title Play Hide and Seek By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Created on Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:08 AM

Recently, I saw a video clip that had a 3D title moving between several tall buildings. I'll admit that it didn't look easy ... so I wondered if I could manage to have the title move between two catamarans tossed about by the sea and pushed by a gentle breeze, which would make it an even more difficult challenge.

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Reproduce the intro from "The Persuaders" ® Series

Reproduce the intro from "The Persuaders" ® Series By gg - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Created on Monday, January 5, 2009 2:09 AM

This tutorial will show you how you can try to reproduce the introduction to the famous series "The Persuaders" ®. The assembly is based on 4 new HFX transitions...

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Customizing the 064-news Transition

Customizing the 064-news Transition By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Created on Monday, December 15, 2008 12:21 PM

If you are using the 064-news transition that is in our free HFX, then thank André JOUBERT who created it and the guide which accompanies it. The success of this transition has gone beyond the limits of the European continent, because an English speaking friend has asked us to make some improvements. They have spawned two adaptations of this transition: 064-news2 and 064-news3.

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HFX and the Montage Themes

HFX and the Montage Themes By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, August 13, 2011
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Monday, December 29, 2008
Created on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:55 AM

I was inspired by the Montage Themes and this will allow me to show you, once again, the things that you can accomplish by using these two complimentary programs.

Moreover, as one can not directly import HD clips into the Easy FX Editor, this trick might also enable me use HD video while using the HFX Effect and Easy FX Editor from Studio 12.

I am not about to tell you that my little tinkering can replace the Montage Themes. So quit dreaming but enjoy yourself anyway ..

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Tutorial-14 Change the Size of an Object

Tutorial-14 Change the Size of an Object By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, April 12, 2013
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Monday, October 6, 2008
Created on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 12:47 AM

The transition at your disposal requires some minor adjustments... Don't hesitate to make the modifications, it isn't difficult! If you have Easy FX Editor (V5 or V6) with the HFX Mega, Plus or Pro version, follow this short tutorial and the size of the selected object will be updated in just a few steps!

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Tuto-12 How to use a multi screen transition ?

Tuto-12 How to use a multi screen transition ? By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Monday, August 3, 2009
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Thursday, September 25, 2008
Created on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 3:53 AM

Effects such as "160-Multi7" or "091-Filmstrip" are called multi-screen transitions. These effects are capable of displaying multiple video clips simultaneously (animated or not). This tutorial will guide you through the setup process, step by step, to include this transition into your own production. A preview of this effect can be viewed by clicking on this link.

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Tuto-9 Change the position of an object in a HFX

Tuto-9 Change the position of an object in a HFX By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, March 28, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Created on Saturday, March 1, 2008 6:03 AM

So you downloaded the transition 201-pip-inverse and now you would like to modify it.  It is very easy and in this tutorial, we'll show you how!

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Tuto-8 Making PIP (Picture In Picture)

Tuto-8 Making PIP (Picture In Picture) By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Examples
Published on Thursday, August 21, 2008
Created on Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:48 PM

Having  two different scenes in one video is possible, by making a PIP (picture in picture). Just follow our tutorial and you will discover that this is an opportunity to showcase your editing in a different way ... Take note that most recent Pinnacle Studio version already include a PIP tool. Nevertheless, it does not include all flexibility allowed by HFX (parametersdes modification, tilting view, key framing, ...). For example, you can add multiple PIP window with this HFX technic....

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Tuto-7 Warps, Filters and 3D Text

Tuto-7 Warps, Filters and 3D Text By Jan Molenaar - Last updated on Monday, March 7, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory
Published on Sunday, April 20, 2008
Created on Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:17 PM

In the previous three parts of this series you have seen how you can create effects in Hollywood FX and how you can change their appearance. In this last part we look at advanced additions, like warps and filters. And we will also be checking the possibilities with 3D-text, with which we can make titles that are bouncing of your screen.

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Tuto-6 Advanced possibilities with HFX

Tuto-6 Advanced possibilities with HFX By Jan Molenaar - Last updated on Monday, March 7, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory
Published on Sunday, March 2, 2008
Created on Sunday, August 26, 2007 10:45 PM

In previous tutorials for Hollywood FX, the user interface of the program has been explained. That was necessary to be able to create a simple effect. In this part of the tutorial we go further into the program and look at some advanced functions of Hollywood FX.

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Tuto-5 Creating effects

Tuto-5 Creating effects By Jan Molenaar - Last updated on Sunday, April 1, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory
Published on Friday, February 15, 2008
Created on Friday, August 24, 2007 3:13 AM

Creating your own effect. In the "Tuto-2 General Tutorial", we have looked at the user interface. This overview was necessary in order to find most of the essential functions. It will become very clear when you are using the program. And what better way than to create an effect yourself. In this part we will investigate this possibility.

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Tuto-4 Organise your HFX effects

Tuto-4 Organise your HFX effects By Loosecannon - Last updated on Monday, March 7, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis
Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Created on Thursday, November 15, 2007 7:58 AM
Now that you know how to create, edit and save FX effects (see the previous tutorials), let's learn how to organize them!
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Tuto-3 Prepare the saving of HFX effects

Tuto-3 Prepare the saving of HFX effects By Markk655 - Last updated on Monday, March 7, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis
Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Created on Thursday, September 6, 2007 9:12 AM

When working with a default Hollywood FX special effect, you will need to save it before modifying for your own personal video use. Here's how.

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Tuto-2 General tutorial / Easy FX Editor

Tuto-2 General tutorial / Easy FX Editor By Jan Molenaar - Last updated on Monday, March 7, 2011
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis
Published on Sunday, December 30, 2007
Created on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:54 AM

The user-interface of Hollywood FX version 5.X / 6.x (Easy FX Editor) is quite different than that of the earlier versions 4.x. Users of Liquid Edition will recognize the style of this editing program.
It is a case of ‘’getting used to it’’, but soon you will find out, that it is not a cosmetic adaptation, but that there are also improvements, so that working with Hollywood FX is easier than before.
The parts of the user interface version 5.X / 6.x which are changed the most will be explained.

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Tuto-1 Files with .HFZ extension

Tuto-1 Files with .HFZ extension By Loosecannon - Last updated on Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis
Published on Saturday, December 15, 2007
Created on Saturday, April 21, 2007 5:18 PM

Lesson 1- Files with .HFZ extension
What to do with these files ?

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Tip 10 - Changing the map for effect HFX 191

Tip 10 - Changing the map for effect HFX 191 By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Created on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 1:27 PM

In "Tip-6 Alter the text and position of text in the transition 191-france", you learned how to change the name of a city and its geographical position. So, if you lived in France, you could adapt the transition to your needs. But not everyone lives in France! So, in this tutorial, we will expand the effect to include all countries as we learn to change the map at the bottom of the transition.

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Tip-9 Use and Modify the "222-compteur2" Effect

Tip-9 Use and Modify the "222-compteur2" Effect By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Friday, November 30, 2007
Created on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:53 AM

This tips and tricks shows you how to use the "222-compteur2" transition to display the clock from a well-known television series. This transition will actually be applied as a plugin effect and not as a transition between two clips.

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Tip-8 use and modify the effect #217-compteur

Tip-8 use and modify the effect #217-compteur By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Thursday, November 15, 2007
Created on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8:16 AM

This tip and trick tells you how to take advantage of one of the transitions "217-compteur" to display the power of a well-known television series ("24 Twenty-Four"). This transition will actually be applied as a plugin effect and not as a transition between two clips.

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Tip-7 Installing Hollywood FX Pro V5.1 into Adobe Premiere Pro

Tip-7 Installing Hollywood FX Pro V5.1 into Adobe Premiere Pro By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, August 8, 2009
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Created on Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:54 AM

In this tutorial we will see how we can install and use Hollywood FX V5.1 with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. It should work with all Adobe Premiere Pro versions.

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Tip-6 Alter the text and position of text in the transition 191-france

Tip-6 Alter the text and position of text in the transition 191-france By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, August 8, 2009
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Monday, October 15, 2007
Created on Sunday, August 3, 2008 1:06 AM

You already know how to modify the text included in some transitions "Tip-3 Modify "Texthere" for HFX 169". You also know how to modify the envelope parameters "Tuto-5 Creating effects". But in the transition 191-france, if you change the name of a city, it is no longer in the right place on the map of France. So it will be necessary to learn how to change the city's name and move it to the correct place on the map.

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Tip-5 Using transition #201

Tip-5 Using transition #201 By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Created on Thursday, December 6, 2007 7:39 AM

This Tips & Tricks shows one way to use the "Transition" 201-PIP_Inverse.
It allows you to simulate a shoot made with two cameras and so it give's the illusion that you are operating hi-tech equipment.

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Tip-4 Closing Credits (#182)

Tip-4 Closing Credits (#182) By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Saturday, September 15, 2007
Created on Sunday, November 4, 2007 3:35 AM

This "tip and trick" explains how to benefit of one of the #182 transition to make a simple rolling closing credit.

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Tip-3 Modify "Texthere" for HFX 169

Tip-3 Modify "Texthere" for HFX 169 By Loosecannon - Last updated on Saturday, August 8, 2009
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Saturday, September 1, 2007
Created on Sunday, August 26, 2007 7:59 AM

Here is the procedure to be applied to modify the text in special effect #169-flyofftext.

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Tip-2 My HFX thumbnails in Studio are black

Tip-2 My HFX thumbnails in Studio are black By Loosecannon - Last updated on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks Hollywood FX special effects
Published on Thursday, August 30, 2007
Created on Saturday, August 11, 2007 1:27 PM

After having created a special HFX effect or installed a free HFX, you discover that your transitions thumbnails in Studio are black. The following procedure will help you to restore everything.

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