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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  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Friday, December 17, 2010
Created on Saturday, October 9, 2010 2:08 PM

A book opens and you flip through the pages. One of the picture starts to animate and a video appears in place of it. This Tutorial will drive you step by step to succeed in doing this special effect. It's a perfect start for a holyday’s movie for example.

Have a look at the result :

Step 1 - Extract  a picture from a video
  1. Insert a video on the Time Line and make sure you stay on the first picture of this video;
  2. Go in the Tools box and choose "Extract picture from a video";
Snap a picture
  1. A picture appears as shown here. Press the button “Add to movie”. The Picture is automatically placed on the Time Line before your clip.
Snapshot of the image
Step 2 - Insert  the  HFX Effects
  1. On the first clip (the fixed picture), apply the "HFX Filter” plugin by clicking on the small plugin icon.
  2. You will find the "HFX filter" under the Studio RTFX category;
  3. Double click on button below to edit the effect. Button: edit HFX
Apply HFX plugin
  1. Easy FX Editor will open. Look for "00 - Declic Video" to show the list of effects.  Double click on the effect called  "324-livre1";
  2. This operation replaces the default HFX effect by the  one you have chosen. Quit Easy FX Editor by using the « ok » button below.
  3. You are back in studio and your fixed picture looks like the "324-livre1" effect;
  4. Repeat this step for your clip. The Choosen effect in "00 - Declic Video" will be "324-livre2";
HFX Album
  1. Extend the length of the first clip (the fixed image), so the clip fully covers the duration of 8 seconds. You cannot stretch the second clip as the fixed image does, because a video isn’t adjustable. Don’t worry. May be you have to split it in two parts. Caution, the clip must cover a duration range of 5 to 6 seconds. 
Time line

Well, you know everything about it, let's play with it now!...

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van Dort By # van Dort @ Friday, December 17, 2010 7:25 PM
This seems so easy to follow. I must try this out soon. It is much appreciated. Peter

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