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Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z

Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, October 31, 2014
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Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Created on Monday, January 23, 2012 2:10 AM

Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z

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. As to technical developments, we had to adapt the integration procedures in Studio and currently there are four types of users that each have at their disposal a simple way to integrate our transitions.

Step 1 : General

You can preview our transitions in our Preview free HFX page before download them in our Free HFX page .

You can download either one by one or by packet by looking at the top of the HFX page :

  • 001 to find the files HFX 001-->100
  • 101 to find teh files HFX 101-->200
  • etc...

Once downloaded, the transitions must be uncompressed (See our tutorials "Tuto-1 Files with .HFZ extension" and "My HFX transitions create problems for me...".

Once uncompressed the transitions apear in Hollywood FX (See our tutorial "Learn Hollywood FX (HFX)"). It remains to show them in Studio and based on your user category, you will choose one of the three procedures below to complete your task.

Step 2 : Some technical

The first users of our transitions have been the first to know the tricks to display manually the transitions in their Pinnacle Studio software. In order to simplify the manual operations, the DV-FX team has decided to computerize these tasks by making them done by a batch program. The batch program (or. Bat) is a small executable file that allows you to automate tasks. Unlike other file types (such as. Exe), it can be edited with notepad (right click -> Edit) to see what it contains. This allows you to see the operations that are scheduled, roughly, what will happen. Even if you think the code "complicated" at first, you will see that it's easy to understand what is running, allowing you to not worry about risky operations (if the file has been downloaded from our website ). With a batch file, we know exactly what sauce we ate!

To run a batch file, double click on its name. The execution of batch programs, however, must meet specific criteria to properly perform the work asked of them :

  • You must be in an administrator session and run the batch program as an administrator;
  • In Vista, set "User Account Control" off to run the batch;
  • In Seven, set "User Account Control" to zero to run the batch;
  • Never run a batch file that has not been downloaded directly from this site;
  • Save the file on your hard drive and run from your hard drive. Running from this website may prevent proper operation.
  • Our batch files only work if Studio is installed on the C: drive and installed with default criterias.

In some cases, depending on your configuration, Windows then refuse to perform certain commands in the batch file for security reasons. You then have 3 options to force Windows to accept these commands.

1st possibility :

Right-click on the batch file and select "Run as administrator".

Exécuter le programme batch en mode administrateur

2nd possibility :

Security option on batch files written on another computer.


Débloquer le programme batch écrit sur un autre ordinateur

3rd possibility :

Not available on all batch files, depending on your configuration. Sometimes the option to change the privilege level is grayed out as is the case here.

Modifier le niveau de privilège pour exécuter le programme batch
Step 3 : Users who stopped at Studio 10

Every time they download and decompress a new transition, they must use Repare-HFX-10.bat to allow Studio 10 redo the album transitions. Its users find the user manual batch file in the tutorial "Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio 9-15".

Step 4 : Users who stopped at Studio 11,12, 14 or 15

According to technical developments, changes in OS, version changes, several versions of batch files have been available for users of Pinnacle Studio 1-15.

Currently, only one universal batch file Repare-HFX-11-12-14-15.bat allows you to display in Pinnacle Studio 11, 12, 14 and 15 all the transitions present in Hollywood FX. Its users find the user manual batch file in the tutorial "Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio 9-15".

Step 5: Users with AVID Studio 16, 17 or 18 and still have Studio 11/15 installed

During spring 2011, Avid Studio has been released. With its very special architecture that had nothing to do with the well known architecture of Pinnacle Studio version 1-15, it was necessary to challenge and create new tools.

A feature of a new Studio version is that it can not not be displayed in the library transitions added or modified in Hollywood FX. So we must use Pinnacle Studio 1-15 as a relay. After applying step 4 above, the transitions are in the album of Pinnacle Studio 1-15. We then created a small batch program TransHFX.bat (Version 3) that will recover the transitions in Pinnacle Studio 1-15 to copy them in new Studio versions. Its users find the user manual batch file in the tutorial "Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio".

Step 6 : Users with AVID Studio 16, 17 or 18 and Studio no longer have 11/15 installed

To overcome the lack of Pinnacle Studio 1-15 on your computer, we provide you with a file : HFX-DVFX-STUDIO-xxx.zip which contains :

  1. The file 00 - Declic Video.bmp with all thumbnails 001 à xxx
  2. The xml files of all the transitions 001 to xxx
  3. An installation file INSTALL.BAT

Its users find the user manual batch file in the tutorial "Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio".

And if you do not understand everything, do not hesitate to ask questions...

{Thanks to saby who translated this tutorial from french to english and cross-checked it}

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mehaul By # mehaul @ Monday, June 4, 2012 9:05 AM
Your .bat file to repair studio 15 will not work for me, it's telling me that it is not a standard installation, yet suudio 15 in insatlled on the C drive in the normal way,
Any advice is most welcome

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Tuesday, June 5, 2012 3:16 PM
Hello Mehaul,

It means that your Studio 15 has not a standard path for some of the components. Before applying the patch, we are testing all path, if one fail, then we do not do anything and we report this error message. Therefore, you need:
- either to re-install in a standard way
- using a manual method described to patch


Sonnetje69 By # Sonnetje69 @ Friday, June 8, 2012 2:44 PM
Hi there Declic people<

I've recently installed Avid Studio (1.1) om my Computer. Both Pinnnacle Studio 10 Plus and Studio 12 Ultimate are still installed om my pc too.

I tried to get both your transitions and my own personal ones into Avid Studio, but no such luck:(

I have Windows 7 64 bit. My user account is an administrator one and I have set the user account control to zero. I ran the Repare-HFX-11-12-14-15.bat file. After that I openend Studio 12 to regenarate the transitions. Next I ran the Trans-HFX-AVID.bat file. After that I openend Avid. But unfortunately not Declic or personal transitions in Avid.

I tried the whole above procedure again but this time ran the bat files as administrator (right click, run as administor). But that didn't do the trick.

I'm out of options. Can you please help me out? What do I wrong?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Kind regards,

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Friday, June 8, 2012 2:59 PM
I just sent you an email, to try solving this problem all together with some screen capture.


mehaul By # mehaul @ Saturday, June 9, 2012 3:08 AM
I would appreciate a copy of that email,
Many thanks

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, June 9, 2012 3:42 AM

As far as I understand, Sonnetje69 has a standard installation. You don't have a standard installation, and therefore I can't do anything for you, excepted if you dig into the batch file code and do the modification manually.


Kiron By # Kiron @ Friday, August 3, 2012 8:15 AM
What is now latest version of hollywood fx.......

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, August 4, 2012 2:47 PM
The latest version is V 6.0.5 build 197 (August 2012)


Kiron By # Kiron @ Monday, August 13, 2012 8:29 AM

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Friday, August 17, 2012 3:14 PM
Hello Kiron,
Please consult: Tip-7 Installing Hollywood FX Pro V5.1 into Adobe Premiere Pro
(But HFX V6 is *NOT* compatible with Premiere, sorry...


Migi By # Migi @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:58 AM
I tried to use Trans-HFX to convert the HFX used in Studio 11 to new Studio 16.

When I open the folder in Windows Explorer, I can see that the HFX are transfered, but they do not show up in the library of Studio 16. Any tricks?

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:57 PM
Hello Migi,
We can not solve your problem here. I get in touch with you by e-mail not to cluttering the comments section.

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:36 AM
Hi all,
The problem was solved ... but migi does not answer anymore :-)

Rudolfusv By # Rudolfusv @ Saturday, December 29, 2012 5:26 PM
How can I get all the Declic transitions into Pinnacle studio 16. I.ve tried it many times with all the patches on this site but it did't work.
Does someone have an idea?
greetings RudolfusV

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Sunday, December 30, 2012 2:51 AM
Hello RudolffusV,
Yes, I have several ideas:
- You do not read carefully all our HFX tutorials;
- You don't know run a batch program correctly;
- You are not running the right program batch;
- Your configuration is not standard.
I can only encourage you to read our tutorials dealing with the topic and affirm you that it's possible...

Migi By # Migi @ Monday, January 7, 2013 10:41 AM
No, Migi did´t die. But he had some other things to do. ;-)

It´s right that the problem was solved with the perfect help of Le Papy - thanks again! :-)

@Rudolfusv: Did you run the batch-files as an administrator (if you´re using Windows)? That´s what solved my problem.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Monday, January 7, 2013 1:54 PM
Thanks for the feedback Migi, always appreciated.


tanu By # tanu @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:23 AM
I have some hollywood fx trnsitions(indian fx) ( effects,object,image) .. This effects opens with hollywood fx 6.0.5 dats comes with pinnacle 14 ..but its not showes in pinnacle studio But . after delete rtfx catches n xml files form RtFx -> HfxL nothings comes up..

So plzz help how me to show dis effects in transission area with pinnacle 14 ya 15 and dis effects workwith folwlessly in adobe premiere cs4... i hv win7 x64 bit sp1 installed.

Some guy is successfuly work with this eddects in pinnacle 15.
Check Dis Out -


Luis By # Luis @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:14 AM
I have installed Pinnacle 17.

No matter how I install the declic transitions they never appear in my list of transitions in Pinnacle.

I've been following your instructions carefully but not success at all.

Please let me know what I am doing wrong

Thank you

tanu By # tanu @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:08 AM
At last problem is solved.. I figure it out myself.. Thnx 4 dis awesm tutorial.

Luis By # Luis @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:09 PM
I know and followed the tutorial but those transitions do not appear in my list

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:32 PM

Try to better explain your problem, or join the forum and we will try to do our best to make your transition appearing.


milon By # milon @ Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:48 PM
i need .hfz file extension please hep me to find.

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:07 PM
Look at this page. Clic on DOWNLOAD.

milon By # milon @ Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:49 AM
it shows error. File may be corrupted.

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Wednesday, February 3, 2016 8:01 AM
Look at this tutorial (Step 1, Point 10).

milon By # milon @ Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:41 PM
How can i add hollywood and indian fx on pinnacle studio 18.

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:22 PM
@ milon : This comment section is generally reserved for discussions related to :
- errors on our part
- effects which are described in our article and not possible for any reason
- asking details regarding a particular point
- approval that you were able to find and apply this article, or on the other hand, your disapproval

Unfortunately, your question is not covered by any of the above. This site is managed by volunteers and we do not have the means for direct assistance and troubleshooting for issues not directly or indirectly related to our publications. In this case, we recommend that you go directly on the forums listed at the bottom of our home page. You will receive a prompt response to your question, either from forum members or ourselves if we have the time available.
Best Regards,
DV FX Team

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