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  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 4:57 AM

    • Steve Lewis
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    Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    I want to apply a "blending" or "transfer" mode to a title that will be above a video clip.  I understand there are no blend modes in MC, however I read that the AvidFX filter has a provision for blending modes.  

    I tried to drag and drop the AvidFX filter to a title but it didn't work.  I tried Option-dragging and that did work! (i don't know why though)

    However, when I apply the effect to the clip, go into the interface, click on the Composite tab and select a blend mode I want (Overlay, for example), the filter seems to apply the blend mode to the underlying video track and not just the title.

    Why is this happening?  Is there any way to use the AvidFX or some other method to "blend" titles with underlying clips on the timeline?  

    Honestly, I'm surprised as a new user to learn that MC doesn't have a simple blend mode option for all clips (video, text, image, etc..) in the timeline.  In FCP or Premiere Pro, this was 2 second operation....

     

    Thanks for any assistance!

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  • Sat, Jul 20 2013 5:16 AM In reply to

    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    My Best Guess would be to replace the existing title in your timeline an Avid FX on filler and remake the title in Avid FX with blend mode.

    Or place Avid FX on the video layer above the Title and add the blend effect to the Video layer in Avid FX with the Title on it. (Remember Avid FX numbers the video tracks differently to the Avid Timeline)

    Douglas eill probably chip in here with a better option!

  • Tue, May 13 2014 8:20 PM In reply to

    • mBlaze
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    There is a Avid FX Title-Matte Effect that theoretically lets you affect the title without affecting the background. The drawback is once you add this to your title, the title is no longer editable.

    Your best bet is to rebuild the title in Avid FX as Andrew suggested.
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  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 11:38 AM In reply to

    • Peter Lund
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    Puh,

    i thought i was the only one with the problem! 

    is there any really good tutorial out there? 

    man the interface of avidfx is .....

     

    we had to adopt to the new interface of MC

    i worked on AE Media Illusio, had a look at Combustion, Media Illusion, Avid DS, 

    and now this...

    looks like fast machine ;-) 

    it´s like a complete nightmare and slow, i can´t even see something in realtime...

    what about timings...... how can i achieve a rampreview ? 

     

     

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  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 11:58 AM In reply to

    • Peter Lund
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    Hi , 

     

    i did a video to show what i mean :

     

    https://vimeo.com/101611724

     

    so the blur itself behaves like an adjustment layer wenn he is placed above all layers.

    i hope that the video is good for clearing this out....

     

    kind regards peter 

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  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 12:17 PM In reply to

    • Peter Lund
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    And here is the 

    apply "hard light" blending mode to a text layer video

     

    i hope this helps 

     

    kind regards peter 

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  • Thu, Jul 24 2014 1:04 PM In reply to

    • Peter Lund
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    Peter Lund:
    what about timings...... how can i achieve a rampreview ? 

     

    heres the rampreview (and sorry) 

     

    https://vimeo.com/101612832

     

     

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  • Fri, Jul 25 2014 7:49 AM In reply to

    • Sef
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    And what about these tutorials, still available:

    AvidFX tutorials

    Search for 135 and further....

    If you take some time and do some AvidFX tutorials, you will see that you get familiar with this tool.

     

    You might need Firefox to play the tutorials.....

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  • Fri, Jul 25 2014 8:46 AM In reply to

    • Peter Lund
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    Re: Apply AvidFX filter to a title

    Hi Sef, 

     

    thanxs. 

    i did this a long time ago. But back then it wasn´t stable....

    last night i had a session with douglas and avidfx and marquee and i encountered no crash.

    so i am looking forward to use avidfx 

     

    peter lund 

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