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TV Effects By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Created on Saturday, February 16, 2008 8:08 AM

Today, I do not have a real tutorial, but rather a compendium of tips that revolve around television. Most of these tips, a collaborative effort of various participants at the time (DGrenier, ggfx, Kiki), were already present on the former site of Declic-Video.

Let's see all 3 effects:

  1. The traditional zapping of a famous french television channel (ending with a "+")...
  2. The snow effect linked to a bad connection from the antenna or poor reception.
  3. TV blackout or looking for a channel.
The traditional zapping.

TV Effects, rendering zapping

You can download the file Zapping.avi included in the file "TVEffets.zip" available in the « Associated Link(s) » section below and use it, for example, in the following manner:

The principle is simple, Zapping.avi is to be inserted in the timeline between sequences of equal lengths to duplicate the well-known zapping. For technical reasons, this file has a duration of 6 frames, but you will have a better recording by reducing it to 3 frames. TV Effects, the zapping implementation
The snow effect linked to a bad connection to the antenna.

TV Effects, rendering the snow effect

The best method, in my opinion, is to use the JPs Effects - Misc -> TV Interference (with the ability to set the intensity of blocks and their size). Let me remind you here that the JPs Effects are free. The useful information for download are shown here.

Here is an example of parameters that you can use ... Effects TV, the implementation of the effect snow

TV blackout or looking for a channel.

TV Effects, the rendering of the blackout TV effect

You can download the file TelevisionHS.avi included in the file "TVEffets.zip" available in the « Associated Link(s) » section below and use it, for example, in the following manner:

The principle is simple, the Television.avi file is to be included on the time line in a sequence that you previously split. According to the desired effect, you can simulate a sudden crash with one insertion at the end of the sequence, or a gradual drop as I have tried to do above. Effects TV, the implementation of the effect TV Blackout

Finally, if you include one of the videos that you created from the above info in a television such as that presented in the tutorial "Tip-5 Using transition #201", the effect will be guaranteed ...

Easier yet, as suggested at the time by Poupi41, you can disconnect the antenna on your TV and you save the movie on your VCR ...

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

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bora By # bora @ Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:29 AM

thomas birkham By # thomas birkham @ Monday, March 16, 2009 7:58 AM
wow this is the worst tutorial ever, outdated, pathetic, i could do better in less than 15 seconds in after effects, WHILE sleeping

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Monday, March 16, 2009 10:24 AM
Hello Thomas,

It's always very easy to criticize and find fault to other people job... But that's far much more difficult to realize a tutorial to explain other people how to do. If you have the courage one day to build your own website to give tutorial for free, we will re-discuss the topic...
Anyway, I draw your attention on the fact that this website is devoted to present tutorials with software far from professionnal After Effects or any other similar software. The price is not the same neither (if you were kind enough to buy your own version)...
Nevertheless, you post a comment on our website, which is very encouraging for us. Usually, people who think that our tutorials are 'outdated, pathetic, ...' do not even loose time to post a comment !

Have a nice day,
Declic Video FX

Etienne KINNAER By # Etienne KINNAER @ Monday, March 16, 2009 10:48 AM
Hi Declic,
There's a proverb saying:
"The best quartermasters standing always on the quay"
Or simply:
The ones who never do something will explain it to the ones who do something.
To use a simple term: "That's Life"
Kind regards,

Don't let encourage your work by this "accident", there will always be people who will post some negative and destructing comments, we can't liberate te world from fools.

Etienne KINNAER By # Etienne KINNAER @ Monday, March 16, 2009 11:05 AM
Hi Declic,
Why not engaging Thomas, he can do the job while sleeping. He would be a fantastic help for us!
Say Thomas, do you ever hearth about a proverb saying: " The best quartermasters standing on the quay" or if you are not smart enough to understand what it means "The ones who are too lazy to do something, will always explain to the ones who working what they did wrong."
Your comment bringing nothing at all, my sugestion is, go to sleep and develops software.
Have a sleepy day

Art By # Art @ Saturday, October 10, 2009 8:24 PM
I love your tutorials and transistions. I've had a lot of fun with them. I up graded from S9 to S12 and lost alot of fx and stuff. How do I find "TV blackout or looking for a channel." I need it soon. Can you help? Thanks

Etienne Kinnaer By # Etienne Kinnaer @ Sunday, October 11, 2009 8:32 AM
Hello Art,
In S9 the transitions where HFX 5.0 - 5.5
The Declic transitions where all based on this HFx's, however you did need to have purchased the Hollywood pro or mega to wiew them all.
S12 does not work with this types of HFX, it's working with HFX vol 1 - vol 3
In princyp you need to wiew all Declic HFX if you viewed them before in S9
Maybe you need to read the fixes in the Declic website (downloads), or wait for the reaction of other people from Declic

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:55 PM
Art, what do you mean ?? This tutorial explains how to do a "blackout" !


Rapid Share By # Rapid Share @ Monday, January 11, 2010 1:55 AM
I really liked your method. thanks for sharing this:) hope many people will find it useful as I did. have read lots of articles on the topic , but have never thought that could be so easy

IT Infrastructure management By # IT Infrastructure management @ Thursday, May 13, 2010 4:29 AM
We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.You have done a marvellous job!

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