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We have already published several tutorials about creating end credits. Probably, one of the oldest is the tutorial "Closing Credits - "Star Wars"" because it was already on the old Declic-Video site. That tutorial used the 3rd party plugin JPs Effects . Then came the video tutorial "Tip-4 Closing Credits (#182)" and the "Using the HFX effect 312-finale." tutorial which used Hollywood FX. Then with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate (V14 or higher), it was the Motion titles highlighted by the tutorial "Overview of Motion Title" that were used to make "Closing Credits Using Only Pinnacle Studio" and see how Pinnacle Studio was able to do this task on it's own. Finally it was Avid Studio's turn (or new Studio versions) that did all the work to make a new kind of end credit in "Studio can Create End Credits on It's Own".
Today, with Studio 16 or Studio 17, we will try to do almost the same thing, using titles and effects of the Ultimate version.
One of our readers was enthralled by a video he saw on the Internet. He asked us what plugin might have been used to make the video. Having no knowledge of the existence of this plugin, I thought it would be easier if I could find a way to do the effect and then he would be happy with that.
This tutorial is intended to give you some ideas for using 10 free Boris Graffiti plugins we have made available to you in this tutorial . If you practice Boris Graffiti a bit you can have fun creating and dissecting your own new grid variations and effects by reusing some or all of the tracks in the effects available to you. If Boris Graffiti makes you cringe, then content yourself ...
If the speed effect could easily be found in older versions of Studio, it's not the same in Avid, Studio 16 and 17. The new user seeks absolute speed control in the effects editor. Indeed, that's to be expected, but he finds nothing and inexorably asks the question on the forum...
BluffTitler allows you to create 3D titles for your videos, and other pretty cool effects. In this tutorial, learn how to simply change the language of the software to fit your native language.
You have many VHS or 8mm tapes but you do not really know how to convert them in DVD format or computer files? It is very easy to do it with Pinnacle Studio with the help of an analog transfer tool kit like the Dazzle DVC100. Behind the Import Tab, there are many options and parameters. Let's take a look...
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...
Studio 17 ships with many effects and offers an unexpected palette. But are you even aware of their the existence and do you know the things you can learn from studying this wealth of effects? To make you aware of how creative you can be with these effects, I have chosen to combine three effects and a plugin to create a custom clip...
I promised you a tutorial on how to use the digital alarm clock that you made with Boris Graffiti. I guess a number of you have already managed to achieve this integration in Studio. So maybe I should just provide a simple outline in Studio 17. But I don't want to disappoint you, so I will give you a readymade Boris Graffiti effect that's a little more sophisticated than what you may have already done. You can then take the time to dissect it and see the differences from the one you created from the Boris Graffiti tutorial. If you wish, you can make a double integration embellished with some sound effects that you can download...
Dazzle DVD Recorder HD is the last survivor of analog capture solutions sold by Pinnacle. It is a USB capture device coupled to Pinnacle Studio for Dazzle. I propose you to discover it.
Previous users of Studio did not think much of the audio plugin that came as a bonus with Studio 11. iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner, the bonus audio plugin that comes with Studio 17 Ultimate, in my opinion, deserves a little more attention. This software is not integrated as a plugin into Studio but is used as a standalone program only. It is fairly easy to implement and gives quite good results on the most common corrections. It can be used to record any audio coming into your sound card as a digital audio file. Once your audio has been recorded into a digital audio file, you can use your recordings in other applications.
On two occasions, I have had the opportunity to use the Boris Graffiti Character Generator in tutorials. This time we will go a step further by creating a digital alarm clock that works like a real one. First of all, in this Boris Graffiti tutorial, you will learn to create this digital alarm clock and make it work. Then, in a second Studio 17 tutorial that will be published later, we will see how to use this digital clock in Studio to create a fixed close-up on a bedside table. But let's start at the beginning by creating our digital alarm clock in Boris Graffiti Keyframer. Later we will look at Studio.
So what can you recover without breaching the End User License Agreement that you have accepted, and without crashing the new Studio version by trying to install plugins that are no longer compatible? To clarify, I have classified potentially recoverable plugins into four categories. This tutorial will explain you step by step how to proceed.
What to do when everything goes wrong and we no longer know what to do ... In this case, very often, it is imperative to identify where the problem is. This tutorial should be able to help you.
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...
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.
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...
This tip can help you to enable SmartSound in Studio 11, Studio 12, ... if it doesn't appear despite being normally installed or reinstalled afterwards. It will also help you to solve the error message you encounter within Pinnacle Studio 17.
I propose in this tutorial to introduce the SmartSounds plugin for Pinnacle Studio. We will see its installation, its use and its operation.
I told you about customization of menu in 2011 with Studio 14. Today, I propose the same thing with Pinnacle Studio 16 and Pinnacle Studio 17.
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.
There are several ways to change the brightness of a video into Studio. One I like and that I most often use is called Selective brightness. I recently discovered a very useful and undocumented feature of this tool that I wanted to share with you.
Studio 16 and upper versions come with 3 keyers: a luminance keyer, a color keyer and a transparency keyer. As their name suggests, the first (Luma key) uses the luminance and the second (Chroma key) uses colors to select the areas to change. The chroma keyer will be the subject of this tutorial. To summarize very briefly, a chroma keyer allows you, in post-production, to replace a color in a clip using an overlay.
It wasn't that long ago that we didn't do too much with special effects. Rummaging through my personal archives, I found a clip that I modified with Studio 12. I'm suggesting that we take the original clip and see what we can do with it in Studio 16. This clip was shot on an adult sized airplane carousel ride. The effect I'm proposing is simple, use the "Rotation" effect to make the occupants of the carousel ride do some quarter rolls before landing. Aerobatic specialists can certainly blame my lack of flying experience for not attempting an Immelmann ... but this is only an example of implementing an effect, and nothing more...
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 ...
The versions of Studio after Studio 15 (Avid, S16, S17 ...) do not let insert a video before a menu in except the first clip. This is suitable for commercial discs that only treat one subject (the film), but not for us amateurs who generally deal with several themes in two hours of video: family holidays, travel etc.. during a given period. So how ? : Renounce authoring, make DVD (BD) with a single theme, insert the introduction as the first chapter of the theme? No way: a tip will allow us to make introductions that lead to menus as many times as needed...
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.
This tutorial teaches a step by step how to install a downloaded version of Pinnacle Studio 17 to your computer. If you install from a DVD boxed version, the process is quite similar except that you have nothing to download, everything being available on DVD
If you're like me, you have opted for a computer with an SSD drive in order to increase the operating speed of Windows. You opted for a well known expensive brand but are still a bit nervous. And you have decided on a 128GB drive to reduce costs? Now you would like to free up some space, to install Pinnacle Studio over your previous versions of Avid Studio and Studio 16, 15, 14? But you do not have enough disk space on the C:\ system disk. This tutorial will teach you how to quickly and easily free up a lot of space on your hard drive as long as you have another data disk.
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.
Once is not custom I propose today an extendable tutorial. Regularly (or not) I will grow this tutorial by adding a chapter. Each chapter is a pretty basic tip or trick that can be of great service for users of Pinnacle Studio and that I think little known to the users of Studio.
On several occasions, users had problems fitting their photos into the montage thumbnails and looked for answers on the forums. As usual, there are often several ways to achieve the same result. So in this tutorial I'll give you another way to achieve this.
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.
We have received several inquiries from users as to whether it was possible and how to do it ... The question is basic and if you read the documentation, the answer is very simple. There's not any explanations, just simply open the "File" menu and click on the sub-menu "Import previous Pinnacle Studio Projects". But before we go any further, I wanted to see for myself...
If your videos look weird, if they seem to have been taken through the peephole in your door, then DeFishr is for you. We propose an overview of the new proDAD's software dedicated to correction of lenses or shots optical abberations. If you shoot with a GoPro, an Action Cam, a SmartPhone or even some camcorders with a super wide angle you should know what I mean.
Many users have purchased the PE CameraPOV plugin from Pinnacle. Unfortunately, this plugin that is very useful for those who have it, is no longer supported by newer versions of Studio.. Do not fret any longer as we will try to fill the void left by this unusable plugin by using other means at our disposal in the new versions of Studio.
Recently in a news article I told you : "This tutorial is the latest in a series that has helped you gradually discover the wealth of possibilities in the AVID Studio title editor.". This was without taking into consideration the insight of some of our readers ... One of you wants to combine several motion effects in the same title and would like to know if this is possible. My first answer was yes because I had already done some testing of this possibility. But then, I had to dig a little deeper to support my answer and why not add a little more.
Most of you are familiar with the proDAD Heroglyph plugin. It is a professional titler that allows you to make credits, trailers, handwriting animations, etc ... But this new version of Heroglyph Pro V4 is nothing like what you have experienced before. You can achieve endless creative possibilities with professional video titles, lower thirds, credits, travel routes, video walls, slideshows and handwriting animations with just this one plugin. Its new user interface, greatly simplifies the user's workflow and any changes to your projects are done on the fly, in real time, with live full resolution preview. Heroglyph 4.0 can be used as a "stand-alone" program or a plugin. During the installation you are asked to install the plugin in all compatible versions of Studio installed on your PC.
The ProDAD Adorage plug-in offers many transitions and effects. But this plug-in uses predefined titles for its effects. You may prefer "Happy Birthday Barbara" rather than just "Happy Birthday". If you look closely, you would see that proDAD itself prompts you to replace existing titles with your own title. But it leaves it to you to do so without giving you more information...
In a previous tutorial we saw that this effects editor had a few surprises in store for us. By testing these new features, I discovered a few tricks that I'd like to share with you. As we often get questions about keyframes, we would like to spend a little time on these famous keyframes which are often the basis of many operations in the Effect Editor.
This tutorial gives an example of an introductory video trip flying over the Earth, from start to finish. For this it uses Google Earth to fly over and Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 for screengrab. To finalize and resolve some problems we use an editing software as Pinnacle Studio.
After completing our tutorial, you should have installed Pinnacle Studio 16 on your computer. In addition to the reported bug fixes, this new version has some new features that are not just marketing gimmicks. These improvements provide the user with some real help when editing...
This tutorial explains step by step how to install the downloaded version of Pinnacle Studio version 16 in your computer.
We have already extensively discussed in our previous tutorials all the wonderful opportunities offered by the new Studio versions Title Editor. This editor gives you all the ingredients needed to create a pseudo personalized montage theme.
This basic tutorial on Heroglyph V4 PRO for Avid Studio will show you how to use all of the tools in the wizard. You will learn how to use and change templates, create map routes, use the handscript tool, create video walls, and make slideshows.
We have already published several tutorials about creating end credits. Probably, one of the oldest is the tutorial "Closing credits: Star Wars" because it was already on the old Declic-Video site. That tutorial used the 3rd party plugin JPs Effects. Other tutorials were created later on, based on other ideas and/or new software. Recently a tutorial that uses only Pinnacle Studio Ultimate (V14 or above) was published. So this time it's Avid Studio (or new Studio versions) that does all the work.
In a previous tutorial, we saw in detail how to handle DVD menus in Avid Studio (or new Studio versions) and I promised a sequel. Then in another tutorial, we detailed the workings of the title editor. Today we are going to combine what we learned by using the title editor and menu publisher to create a video introduction, with sound, before your classic menu.
Heroglyph V4 PRO has introduced various new features including a redesigned interface (clearer, easier to use with tabbed browsing), real time preview as well as a projects wizard. It is this last feature I propose to discover in this tutorial.
After reading some comments here or on the forum of new Studio versions, it appears that the notion of library within Pinnacle Studio 16 or AVID Studio versions is handled with difficulties by some, especially in the early days of using the software. But only at first sight because this is not as complicated as it sounds !
In this page, we will present some of the best tutorials for Pinnacle Studio, done by a colleague named "PinnacleStudio Pro". He is not affiliated to PINNACLE, nor did he work for PINNACLE, but he is like us: he loves Pinnacle Studio video editing software and he do plenty of very good tutorial for Pinnacle Studio, to help us using the best of the software.
Create a small image when we activate a chapter button of menu, is the feature "highlight" usually used in DVD /BD commercial. Reserved for professionals having software authoring specialized ? In principle yes! Nevertheless small trick revealed by Tiwa allows to make almost so much with Pinnacle Studio and the open source graphic software Gimp. A complement in the tutorial " an introduction leading to the menu " gives a practical example of application.
In the latest version of Pinnacle Studio 1-15 we have already shown you the Motion Titles editor.
New Pinnacle Studio versions have gone a step further with improved ergonomics for the title editor to make it a more powerful tool. With this editor, your creativity can lead to even greater achievements.
But like any newly developed tool, you need to get a better handle on it and some explanations are needed to tap into it's full potential...
Over the years our computers are taking longer to boot, with increasing numbers of programs that slow down the loading time of Windows. Moreover, as Rémy Fehlmann reminded us in one of his tutorials, a computer requires regular preventive maintenance. This is an opportunity to see what we can do to regain control of the situation.
Adorage Effects Pack Volume 13 offers hundreds of effects and transitions for various topics such as family, festivities, parties, anniversaries and of course Christmas and is available now. With Full High Definition and 64-bit support and plugins for best editing, it offers high quality effects, and execution is extremely fast for professional results. Adorage Volume 13 is a worthy successor to volume 12...
On Pinnacle Studio 16 & Avid Studio forum, many of you have consulted the thread on how to add shapes to a clip, marking your interest in the subject. So read this tutorial which will tell you more ...
Using a small presentation may be interesting to introduce a movie. Then, why no lead it directly to an interactive menu that will allow access to different chapters of the movie
If you purchased Mercalli V2.x PRO, or Mercalli EASY, this tutorial is not for you. On the other hand, if you intend to buy only the plugins for Studio, this is what to expect ...
If you encounter an "Export Failure" when rendering your movie, you probably won't understand the content of the message shown by Studio. In the absence of this help from Studio, follow this tutorial created by an experienced user. You will find:
I have given you the opportunity to learn Mercalli Easy in the "Getting Started with Mercalli EASY" tutorial. I wanted to step it up a notch by giving you the added element of choice and appreciation. Mercalli Easy is extremely easy to use since most everything is fully automated but this is not the case with Mercalli V2, which it would pay to get a better grip on because it is you who controls the software. But with a little effort, greater results are waiting for you. And when you know that there are primarily just two important parameters and the rest is only adjustments, your natural apprehension should fade.
The latest addition to the family of stabilizers proDAD range happened. In 2008, right out, I quickly opted for the purchase of the first stabilizer Mercalli plugin Studio, because I'm not a good cameraman and parasite movements during the shooting did not improve the quality of my rushes. It is therefore natural that I wanted to try Mercalli Easy to share with you my findings.
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...
We have already published several tutorials about creating end credits. Probably, one of the oldest is the tutorial "Closing credits: Star Wars" because it was already on the old Declic-Video site. That tutorial used the 3rd party plugin JPs Effects. Other tutorials were created later on, based on other ideas and/or new software. But this tutorial is the first that does not use any external plugin and uses only what is available to every owner of Pinnacle Studio Ultimate (V14 or above).
Last summer gg created the "flaming text" tutorial explaining how to set fire to a title displayed over a black background. But one of our readers wants to do the same thing with a video... So why not?
Contour Design sells two devices called Shuttle that are programmable USB multimedia controllers specifically dedicated to audio and video applications. I propose here a review of these devices.
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.
You know that the Boris Graffiti styles palette is very broad. It includes many fonts, many colors, gradients, and various motifs and you can make any kind of title. But one of our readers would like a transparent title ... No, this is not a joke ...
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).
This very easy tutorial in video shows you how to install Vitascene V2 on your computer and its utilisation in Pinnacle Studio, Avid Studio and new Studio versions.
It's the simple story of a conversation between friends. Recently a friend had wanted to customize a menu. He finished most of the work but then ran into a little problem at the last minute. To troubleshoot the problem, I had made some screenshots ... and now that these screenshots are made, why not share them with you?
This tutorial shows you step by step how to install Avid Studio on your computer.
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.
This is a recurring question: "How to apply a continuous Boris Graffiti effect on two clips that you can not combine because they are not adjacent?" As usual, there is no one answer, and consequently there are several solutions.
This tutorial will explain you how to create a "text effect" using chroma key and luma key. The tutorial is based on Pinnacle Studio screen capture, but it can also been accomplished using AVID Studio and new Studio versions.
For me, Studio 14 and Studio 15 have taken a step back in terms of DVD player compatibility. Discs produced by S12 play back fine on an old player I own, but if I make an identical project in S14/S15, the player doesn’t seem to recognise the menu structure correctly and refuses to play some or even all of the chapters. I propose in this tutorial to explain how avoid this bug by using ImgBurn.
You purchased a new camcorder that records in AVCHD and your PC is having trouble working with the captured video (Studio 12 and above, Avid Studio as well as or new Studio versions) ? When you view the video, there are delays and jerks that make your life difficult ? This tutorial may be a solution to your frustration, helping you to convert AVCHD to HDV.
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.
You'll learn in this tutorial what is possible to achieve by applying to a simple title some of the Red Giant plugins for Studio 14 or Studio 15, AVID Studio as well as new Studio versions. We will see the use of Knoll Light Factory,Warp Reflets, Trapcode Starglow, Trapcode Shine and Trapcode Particular to.
In a previous tutorial (adaptation of an existing Boris Graffiti effect into a text transition), we saw how to create a text transition effect starting from an existing effect in the Library Browser of Boris Graffiti. Now, I will show you how to create a text transition effect from scratch. Creating this effect won't take very long and it is not difficult, but it does require a good knowledge of keyframe manipulation that we detailed in our previous tutorials.
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?
You know the principle of most Boris Graffiti effects : an effect reveals in one way or another a text on the screen and makes it disappear in the same reverse way or otherwise. In its library, "Library Browser", Boris Graffiti also features 8 effects "Animated text transitions". These effects show a first text, make it disappear then display a second text to finally make it disappear. Such an effect is actually a transition between two texts but can also be likened, in some cases, to morphing.
If you watch French television in the early evening and especially channel five, you have certainly noticed the effects commonly used in the broadcast "C dans l'air"®. These effects are interesting and some of our readers would like to include them in their editing but they wonder with what software they can do it. I thought our Studio could do most of the work of course...
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.
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...
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.
The combined use of BluffTitler and Luma Keyer integrated into Studio can render great service. In this tutorial, we will illustrate my point with the realization of a video transition in the form of smoke.
On BluffTitler website, you can find many free shows available (designed by many internet users). We will see in this tutorial how to record and store these shows on your PC.
This tutorial will show proDAD Heroglyph advanced functionnalities, and in particular how you can tilt a title. Indeed, menu "Tree View" is a way to tilt your title, as well as setting many parameters.
On several occasions, we have made freely available files. GRF in our Download-Tutorials page.
Each time, I had stated in the tutorial : "This file contains no preview or animation, unlike files. GRF that are provided in the library of Boris Graffiti. It is therefore not advisable to copy in the library of Boris Graffiti, you would have neither the preview nor the animation of the effect". So this tutorial will allow you to create your own preview and your animations in order to include your effects in the library of Boris Graffiti.
If you take a casual look at Pinnacle’s website, it appears that there haven’t been any patches for Studio since version 12.1 – and none for Studio 14 at all. However, if you dig a little deeper into the Knowledge Base and the Forums, you will find that this isn’t the case... In this article, you will find all quick fix that we know, with their direct download link, so you can benefit from it. It start with S10 patch to S14 patch.
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...
A small firework or Bengal light becomes very easy with the new plugin from Red Giant Particular Studio 14 Ultimate Collection (or Studio 15 Ultimate Collection). Join me as I review the steps needed. This tutorial gives you some indication of the parameters to implement. Feel free to modify it yourself
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.
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....
Studio allows you to create discs with menus. If you are curious and have been observant, you have certainly noticed that some menus include a little icon on the bottom right of the thumbnail. Learn about Motion menu backgrounds...
If you're tempted to map a video onto a text, follow step by step this new tutorial which helps you to create a fashionable effect, where letters in large extruded type appear to be carved from a block of stainless steel and reflect a video during their displacement...
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 ...
Files with the extension .3GP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) are compressed video for third-generation mobile phone (3G). Today, with new versions of Studio you can import and export video files .3 GP. But this has not always been the case and DGrenier had proposed a tutorial, taken in part below, to accomplish this with the studio versions below Studio 12 who could not import these file types. As we still have many readers that use versions prior to Studio 12, we offer an retrospective overview of treatment of these files.
Some softwares allow preview of video corrections with a DUAL effect or SPLIT SCREEN: with and without correction. With Studio it is not expected and we must "cheat" ! Dont' worry this trick is not very long to implement, but its result is good enough to make adjustments in good conditions.
With this tutorial, you will learn how to create a 3D title (multi-layer) with proDAD Heroglyph. This 3D title will go through the various layers of your image....
Sometimes you would like to extract the soundtrack out of a finished video film to be able to edit it in a wave-editor. There are a lot of ways you can do this, but the easiest method is within Studio itself.
Decidedly, the marketing of Studio 9 had more unbridled imaginations. We appealed to DGrenier for you to share a good time of the day. He created a video tutorial entirely while the video tutorials were in their infancy.
The auxiliary files, sometimes called temporary, sometimes secondary files, and now render files in new Studio versions are created by Studio, in different circumstances, when editing or exporting a project. These files are saved in a specific folder. The auxiliary files can grow quite large and cause various disturbances in exporting your projects. These auxiliary files can be deleted at any time during your editing for Studio will recreate them automatically when you work on the project.
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.
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.
We offer today to make a complete test of this analog video capture solution. Remember that VHS Saver consists of a USB device equipped with analog inputs that will allow you to digitize your videos directly to DVD with the included software Instant DVD Recorder.
On several occasions I had the opportunity to explain that the plugin Boris Graffiti integrated in Studio does not allow to map an image on a text. By forcing Studio to work with Boris Graffiti, I had demonstrated in a tutorial they could still do so. This stage reached, it was the final step, namely to get a map image or a video on an object. He had to go to the obvious : it was not possible. Not possible, unless you happen to find a tip...
Remember ... September 2004 and the bill came for around 78.00 euros, shipping included. You wondered what it was? It was the introduction of the Studio 9 PLUS update with its overlay track: a great enhancement for Studio fans.
Learning to Create PIP(Picture in Picture) with Movement. With this tutorial, you will be able to do whatever you like with HFX.
In various forums that we frequent, users often report incidents that they attribute to Studio ! In fact, after expertise, those problems have to be attributed to causes entirely unrelated to the editing software. If we exclude the issues of graphics cards and their drivers, poor management or lack of PC maintenance are present in the top 10 incidents that concern us.
Therefore Rémy Fehlmann has developed a list of recommendations to follow to get the best possible performance on your machine.
At the very beginning when we tested the Boris Graffiti plugin, we noticed that it was impossible to use one feature mentionned by the user manual: it is impossible to map an image onto a 3D text extrusion because Studio does not support this feature. I told myself that one solution should exist.... Here it is !
Studio 14 and Studio 15 in their Ultimate Collection version, has been equipped with various plugins from Red Giant. Among these, Trapcode 3DStroke, which is a graphics generator in the form of lines moving in three dimensions. Of course, it is a lighter version of the plugin for us. But many parameters allow us to modify it at will.
The purpose of this tutorial is to explain them and show you we can go further.
Pinnacle with Studio 14 and Studio 15 introduced a new titler called Motion Title. Motion Title is available in Ultimate and Ultimate Collection versions of Studio 14/15.
I suggest in this tutorial to discover this new tool.
One of our faithful readers and friends, Serge Gastineau is the source of the spark that gave rise to this tutorial. On a famous forum, he regretted the lack of tracks in a studio, and in particular he said that simply overlay a logo on a video mobilized the title track for the duration of the video... and it was not entirely wrong !
I saved this phrase in an area of my cerabral hard disk and time doing his work ... this tutorial was created.
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.
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...
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 ...
It's Christmas soon ! I propose a modest effect, very easy, to decorate your winter videos, while continuing to learn VitaScene running. When snow falls, it accumulates on your title Title deko.
The Studio software uses several plugins. One of the oldest, if not the oldest, is certainly Hollywood FX. Studio in version 12, came with the Boris Graffiti plugin. Then, using Studio 12 and the two plugins mentioned, I made a small unassuming clip, just to show you how we can bring together these three elements to integrate a time code in a video which itself is then included in another video.
Last tutorial in a series of four on the discovery stage of the process of creating an effect with Adorage.
Third tutorial in a series of four on the discovery stage of the process of creating an effect with Adorage.
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.
If you want to use animated GIFs to add to your video this tutorial is for you.
Today, I will talk to you about creating a scrolling credit. You know the vertical one that you usually see towards the end of the film?
You think that Title Deko already makes one that way and you are absolutely right. But the credits that I am suggesting are somewhat out of the ordinary and have some features that Title Deko cannot make. In particular, these credits will not be centered, will be on a colored rectangular background with rounded corners, will not emerge from the bottom of the screen and will disappear before the top of the screen and finally, it will include a blurred area at the beginning and end of the text.
Seventh Century art is a source of inspiration. Here is a transition that will bring back several memories.
Tutorial explaining how to use in Studio video filters for VirtualDub.
Second tutorial in a series of four on the discovery stage of the process of creating an effect with Adorage.
You saw in a previous tutorial how to install Studio 14 / Studio 15 and RedGiant plugins, now we are going to see how to install other plugins like proDAD, NewBlue, BWPlugins, Bravo Studio Pack, Dziedzic's effects, PE Camera POV, Stage Tools, Vance Effects, RTFx Vol2, Boris Graffiti as well as third parties plugins (like JPs effects, BS Effects and WL Filters).
This tutorial shows you step by step how to install Studio 14 Ultimate Collection or Studio 15 Ultimate Collection and its plugins Red Giant.
We showed you how to do a typewriter effect in "Boris Graffiti, Typewriter Effect" and "Heroglyph, the typewriter effect", but let's not forget your loyal companion, Studio, and good old "TITLE DEKO" that has been by your side since you started with Studio.
First tutorial in a series of four on the discovery stage of the process of creating an effect with Adorage.
A reflection can dress up a title as well as an animation and can simulate a glossy or fluorescent effect. Or simply, if you just wish to have an attractive realistic reflection for your video, this tutorial can help you. The Video reverberates on a smooth surface by slowly blurring...
I'll show you how easy it is to achieve a video wall with Heroglyph (or to integrate plenty of video or pictures into one screen)
This tutorial will explain how to install a proDAD Creative Pack. It's a very simple process, that we will explain steps by steps.
This tutorial will explain how to update proDAD Heroglyph. It's a very simple process, that we will explain steps by steps.
This small tutorial will show you that it is possible to create chapter points in Studio without their associated buttons are visible.
How to make a PIP effect with fade in and out. The envelope concept is discussed and detailed in this tutorial
By opening a trunk an emission of diffused light suggests the discovery of a treasure. What does it contain? You can discover in this tutorial ...
This tutorial will teach you how to create a selection in an image with Gimp and make it transparent
This tutorial will teach you how to use Studio to reproduce one of the video effects the director of Star Academy regularly applies during the show. Indeed, one sees from time to time that the image will become monochrome. But a special kind of monochrome ...
Remember this French series? These short episodes certainly stayed with you for days and the credits and music are still fresh in everyone's minds. Declic-Video has dissected the credits and will reveal it's secrets.
This tutorial is largely based on a tutorial found on the Internet titled "First Trip" which explained how to achieve this effect with Adobe Premiere (In case you're curious, it was under Adobe Premiere but has since disappeared ...).
This tutorial is a basic approach to the management of layers with Gimp. You can, for example, use it to isolate and use some elements (DVD menu buttons) from the psd files you get on Eye Scream Factory.
Previous Boris Graffiti tutorials were designed to be playful while illustrating the basic concepts and vocabulary of the software. Here, we return to the main use of Boris Graffiti which is to produce a title. If you really want to use titles that nobody has even thought of yet - let alone integrated into a video, then there is a solution ... create your own title effects.
This tutorial will teach you how to use in Pinnacle Studio 1-15 and new Studio version the DVD menu from Eye Scream Factory. This tutorial begins with an explanation for changing the background menu. Later on, we will see how to include animated menu, as well as button and much more...
This tutorial is about the built-in features of VitaScene. We will first show how to use it without changing any settings. VitaScene is particularly suited to doing light effects. With Studio titles in particular, these effects can be simply amazing.
We have already released several tutorials regarding the creation of customized menu buttons. Today we have a TIWA re-run. It demonstrates the creation of thumbnail buttons without borders ...
Using transparency in Studio to incorporate a still photo as a decoration around a video ... Here's the tutorial brought to you by TIWA.
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.
With Studio 12, a significant improvement has been often overlooked. Specifically, I am referring to the opportunity that the user has to set up their own work space.
There is no question there are many features in Studio 12. This is one that is free (not locked). So, let's explore the possibilities!
I often use a special title in my movies. These titles are special because they look like handwriting. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to do this with proDAD Heroglyph.
It seems I have said to you that Boris Graffiti was much more than a titler. However, the first tutorials were all devoted to animated titles with some special effects. So it's time to show you some creative uses of this titler.
I propose this time to awaken a pride of lions in the early morning, on the savannah ...
The spotlight on your 4x4 vehicle will accomplish this feat.
After the publication on our site of one tutorial for creating custom menu buttons, TIWA now gives us his method. It is interesting because it raises several points that were not covered in our other recent tutorials.
This tutorial will show you that by using VirtualDub and the filter DeLogo from Karel Suhajda you can hide any embarrassing part of a video.
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...
On 3 March 2007 Perez announced in the french forum MagazineVideo his latest discovery. He had found a way to insert a video, under certain conditions, on the Title track of his Studio Plus version. This tip was not included in a tutorial, somehow it was forgotten. That's the reason why we are launching this tutorial now, to make you aware of this excellent trick.
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.
The emergence of Studio 9 Plus led to the creation of this tutorial in March 2005 by JFIL. A few years later, do you still know how to trigger an explosion (in S9 and above)? Let's take things step by step.
You created a DVD with Studio and it has several chapters. And you would like to be able to play the entire DVD or an individual chapter (by returning to the menu). You can do this by following this tutorial.
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 ..
Heroglyph is available as a plugin for various non linear video editing software, as well as stand alone version. We will highlight Heroglyph functionalities, what you can do with it and upgrade/update procedure.
In the same manner as Le Papy showed you in his previous tutorial "Boris Graffiti, Typewriter Effect", this tutorial will allow you to display text by simulating a typewriter, but with proDAD Heroglyph (you will see that it can be much easier and you have additionnal parameters).
You just modified a standard menu, or you just created a new menu and it took you a fair amount of time, right? So, you would like to save it so you can use it later on or modify it again to make another new menu? Here are the steps to follow to save your personalized menu.
We offer an overview of the software following the release of Volume 10 of Adorage and its new functions.
The question is often asked and we will demonstrate how to achieve this goal...
Learn how to install proDAD Heroglyph, and how to unlock proDAD Heroglyph in Pinnacle Studio, as well as standalone version
This tutorial follows the first cloning method described by saby. Here, we will not use an Alpha Magic transition, but a free plug in the JPS Effects pack, which can be used with two video tracks (Studio PLUS version only).
This tutorial will allow you to view two parallel video sources with Studio, which is essential when you edit footage from two cameras that filmed the same scene.
This tutorial explain how to make a banner and the shimmering iridescent colors to be inserted at the bottom of a video. On this strip, two pieces, one on the left and one on the right side of the screen will join at the center of the screen. All of this text, consisting of two pieces, will then disappear to the right of the screen. Of course this does not exist in the Boris graffiti library, this is YOUR effect...
This tutorial will teach you how to transform videos from web sites like Youtube, Dailymotion, etc, in a format you can safely import in Studio.
This is not a real tutorial, but rather a compendium of tips that revolve around television that I present to you today. Most of these tips, a collaborative effort of various participants of the time (DGrenier, ggfx, Kiki), were already present on the former site of Declic-Video.
You certainly have already seen on TV or movies this special effect where a same personnage appears twice on the screen ? No ? Take a look at what it can produce with me and... me in the starring roles in my sitting room:
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!
When you hear this word, Ripples, generally speaking you think about ripples in the water. But since the introduction of Studio this word is also known in video editing. The ‘rippling’ function is designed to place the same identical transition between a number of continuous clips or photographs on the time-line.
Depending on the version, the interface is different and the mode of application changes slightly but the principle remains. This tutorial helps you to move easily from older versions to the new Studio versions.
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.
In the previous tutorial, "Boris Graffiti - The Beginning", we discovered the interface and the "Advanced Mode". With this tutorial we will explore one step further by creating a customized text animation. The goal is to discover the various capabilities of this software and simulate the effect of a "Typewriter".
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!
Specific plugins are applied to a clip. Now, you would like the same plugins with the same settings on multiple clips (contiguous or not). How to proceed? This tip & trick will give you the solution.
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....
If you have gotten Studio 12 Ultimate, you must add the Boris Graffiti plug-in included in the video effects. Graffiti is more than just a titler. Obviously it can make static and animated titles of all types, both 2D and 3D, but it can also add filters, film that burns, writing styles like Star Wars, ripple effects, spirals, ... In short, many things.
To give the impression of falling rain, I suggest two methods each of which have their advantages and disadvantages. The first will be based on the use of an HFX effect made just for this occasion. The second will be based on the use of an AVI file with the use of transparency.
To achieve this effect, I decided to use the Hollywood FX software included with Pinnacle Studio. I decided to use two effects (#244): Snow 5s, and Snow 10s, which will be used as plugins or filters. This tutorial will teach you how to use these two effects.
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.
Do you currently have the double-codec entries problem in Studio 11? If so, you might want to try this Tip!
Many users reported ‘double entries’ issues in the Pinnacle Studio "Make Movie" tab. In this case, each 2nd entry (the double) must not be used otherwise you might crash Studio. This Tips & Tricks allows you to get rid of these double entries.
A number of you want to preserve old super 8 movies and/or old VHS tapes.
The first step is to get them on DVD either by you or someone else. After that is done you may want to go further by cutting some scenes, edit some lighting and even make a video montage. And why not add a menu. The Studio software is perfectly suited for this type of operation, as these DVD's are not protected.
So, if you are unfamiliar with the operation, this tutorial will help you.
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.
How to create a voice-over (commentary) on a video? This tips and tricks will give the steps to follow from A to Z...
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.
Studio's preferred music format is .WAV so it is strongly advised to convert your music CD's to WAV files (Rip CD) instead of using the Studio CD Import function. This can be accomplished with the well known CDEx utility. This Tips & Tricks will explain how to proceed so there is no more need to insert CD's after deleting Auxiliary Files (as Studio needs to recreate the related Auxiliary Files), useful instant access to any music, and no risk of crash related issues. If you are using new Studio version, the above recommendation becomes a requirement.
Crawling titles don't have to be only at the bottom of the screen...
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.
Transparency allows you to create special effects (PIP like). It can be achieved by using the color tool (Chroma Key), which is documented in Studio. It can also be achieved by using an image stored in a format that retains some parts of the image as transparent. It is this process that I refer to in the following example.
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.
Lesson 1- Files with .HFZ extension
What to do with these files ?
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.
This tutorial will help you make a generic "Star Wars" closing credit. In summary, we will see how to use a background animated video, the zoom effect, and as inlay with perspective ...
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.
Understanding your graphic card for Video Editing
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.
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.
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.
On Television you often see a frame around the picture. And inside this frame is the movie.
This is also possible in Pinnacle Studio 1-15 or new Studio version, here is how you can achieve this.
Note that this can also be used to hide a portion of the screen, a logo, border, ...
Tip & trick to have a menu pointing to another menu. Tutorial adapted to new Studio versions.
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.
In the menu-editor of Studio are included a number of buttons, which you can use in the CD/DVD menu’s. If you are not convinced these buttons will do your production any good, you can make your own (new) buttons. Here is how to proceed...
This "tip and trick" explains how to benefit of one of the #182 transition to make a simple rolling closing credit.
Trick to keep only one color in your movie, suppressing all the others...
In Pinnacle Studio 1-15 and new Studio versions, it is possible to trim two clips, which are positioned beside each other on the timeline, in one time, where the total length of both clips is not changed. This "Tip & trick" will explain you how to make it in few clicks.
Here is the procedure to be applied to modify the text in special effect #169-flyofftext.
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.
Tutorial to learn how to use the software for batch conversion. It is possible to convert, rename, resize or crop a batch of images. Quality of all these operations are very good with IrfanView. In addition, this software is free ! This freeware is often used with Pinnacle Studio to resize images and have them conform to the 4:3 format - "768x576" BMP extension.