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VitaScene: The Beginning

VitaScene: The Beginning By gg - Last updated on Saturday, January 14, 2012
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Category: Tips & Tricks: proDAD VitaScene Tutorials  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Friday, March 20, 2009
Created on Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:28 AM

This tutorial is about the built-in presets 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.

STEP 1. VitaScene applied as a TRANSITION to a title from Studio Title Deko

  1. Place your two titles on the timeline.
  2. Select the Studio transition icon and select the proDAD transitions.
  3. Place a VitaScene transition before the first title.
  4. Place a VitaScene transition between the 2 titles.
  5. Place a VitaScene transition at the end of the second title.
VitaScene transition access in Studio
  1. On each transition, double click to bring up the edit screen. Press the "Edit" button to open VitaScene and choose an effect. We will apply an effect to each of the 3 transitions.
Edit VitaScene
  1. Parameters for VitaScene Transition No. 1 (top view):
    After selecting the Edit option in Studio, this screen appears. The "Presets" are displayed for "Transition Group No 1".

    Double click on "only-IN". We will choose a preset from there, precisely because they are designed for single video transitions (top view).

    Note: The "Transition Group no 1" is located in a "Root" folder. The software will not allow you to go higher than the "Root" folder. If you're not in the correct folder, reposition yourself on the "Root" using the navigation folders.
Choosing a model in ENTRY ONLY
  1. I chose the "Blur" effect by double clicking on it. You are free to choose another directory at this level, to access other presets.
Select folfer Blur ENTRY ONLY
  1. I chose the "Zoom Blur in #72" effect by double- clicking it, or you can press the green arrow (9). Your title appears on the screen to the right and the preset is applied to the video. Now you can enjoy the result.
  1. If you are happy with the results, return to Studio by pressing the plug icon (10), otherwise return to step 9 by selecting another type of transition.
Choose a model and return to Studio
  1. Parameters for VitaScene Transition No. 2 (between the two titles):
    After pressing the Edit button in Studio, the screen to the right appears. The "Presets" for "Transition Group #1" are shown.
    The preset I chose in Vitascene is "Annulus 503" which is in the Text/Logo Effects folder.
    Repeat steps 9 and 10.
Choose a model and return to Studio
  1. Parameters for VitaScene Transition No. 3 (end of the second title):
    After pressing the Edit button in Studio, the screen to the right appears. The "Presets" are displayed for "Transition Group #1".
    The preset I chose in VitaScene was "Intense Zoom Blur Out #202" which is located in the only-OUT-\blur\ folder. Repeat steps 9 and 10

Choose a model and return to Studio

STEP 2. VitaScene applied as an effect on a Studio Title Deko Title
  1. Place the title on the video track.
  2. Select your title and press the small camera icon (2).
  3. Press the plugin icon (3): the list of available plug-ins appears.
  4. Select the proDAD VitaScene plug-in, click OK to apply it to your video.
Presentation of a VitaScene plugin
  1. The screen to the right appears. Press the Edit VitaScene Filter button (5) to access the VitaScene filters.
Edit VitaScene Plugin
  1. VitaScene Settings:
    After selecting the Edit option in Studio, this screen will appear. The "Filter Presets" are displayed for "Filter Group #1".

    Double-click on "Text/Logo / +Rays" (6)
VitaScene, choice of the filter Text / Logo / Radiance
  1. I chose the "463" template by double-clicking it or using the green arrow (7). Your title appears on the screen to the right and the preset is applied to your video. You can now enjoy the result.
  2. If you are satisfied with your choices, return to Studio by pressing the plug icon, otherwise return to step 7 by selecting a different type of preset.
VitaScene, choice a filter

And here are some of the results you can achieve:

Lights, camera, action, you’re the master of the light

{Thanks to Malobar who translated this tutorial from french to english, Loosecannon who cross-checked it}

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John By # John @ Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:13 AM
Thanks gg, I love the simplicity of it. I will be using this many times. . .

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:50 AM
Wow gg !!! Look at the URL of John... He is a professionnal in digital video service, and he is giving you congratulations for your work.
I must admit that we are very pround of having gg working in our team !! She is just marvelous and has the ability of explaining difficult things in a very simple manner. Thanks gg,

ralf By # ralf @ Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:56 AM
got to try this thx4sharing.

Graham Pearson By # Graham Pearson @ Monday, March 23, 2009 7:45 PM
Thank you; you have finally unlocked vita scene.I never got how to use it for it titles.Now how can I apply it to over laid titles so that it only effects the graphics?Or is this a future tutorial?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Tuesday, March 24, 2009 1:29 PM
Hello Graham,

If you follow this excellent tutorial, you will be able to apply it on titles (affecting only the graphics-title and not the movie). Just place your title as you are used to (on the title track), and apply VitaScene as filter. Is it clear enough ?

Gert Reitner By # Gert Reitner @ Wednesday, March 25, 2009 8:40 AM
Tutorial was nicely presented so even a NOVICE like me can understand ! Good Job and hopefully not the last !!

peace By # peace @ Monday, March 30, 2009 3:16 PM
trhis is so awsome i never believed my eyes .how can i get a copy of vitas its got great effects and gues will be easy to use,have never used it before,but am an AAE user do pinacle premier and just started final cut .can some one direct me on where to get the products?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:36 PM
Hello peace,
- If you do not use Pinnacle Studio, you can buy the product on our special page with 25% discount. 2 versions are available, light version and full version.
- If you use Pinnacle Studio, you will obtain the unlock from Pinnacle e-Shop. Once you have VitaScene plugin for Studio, you can upgrade to the full version which give much more effects (+ 270 effects).
Do not hesitate if you have other questions. These discount are available on our website only, so feel free to use it !

tony By # tony @ Sunday, November 29, 2009 7:41 AM
i have vitascene but everytime i launch it the video card blinks on and off to where i have to shut the whole computer down. why?

gg By # gg @ Monday, November 30, 2009 10:11 AM

Sorry, but i can t help you about this problem. I can give you some advice to use VitaScene, but i don't be strong enough to understand the disable between VitaScene and your Video card.


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