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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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My PC is slow to boot ...

My PC is slow to boot ... By Loosecannon - Last updated on Sunday, March 25, 2012
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / General
Published on Sunday, March 25, 2012
Created on Monday, March 5, 2012 1:58 PM

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.

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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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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-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-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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IrfanView tutorial: batch image conversion

IrfanView tutorial: batch image conversion By Loosecannon - Last updated on Sunday, December 11, 2011
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General
Published on Sunday, August 26, 2007
Created on Sunday, August 26, 2007 9:38 AM

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.

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