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  • Thu, Jan 24 2013 9:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    Thanks a lot guys for trying to me help me out. I really appreciate it.

    But this was not the idea with this post.

    My idea though was to encourage Avid to make it possible to do layer blending indside MC without having to use 3rd party software. What I would like them do is give us a plugin in the Blend category that takes care of this.

    So if you agree with me give this post a +1 or in some way express that you would like this plugin to be made.

    Isn't that what this part og the forum is for?

    Again, I really appreciate you guys trying to help.

    Cheers, Jeppe

  • Thu, Jan 24 2013 9:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    I'm fine with the idea of adding transfer modes natively, but seeing as you can already do that using Avid FX or a third-party plugin, I'd rather Avid concentrate on improving other aspects of the software first.

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  • Thu, Jan 24 2013 9:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    Jeppe,

    I am completely with you on this one.

    I used the DNM plug-in a lot when on Meridien systems, in fact on a Sci-fi series it was used on almost every composite.

    I and others have asked for this back in the last century, as it does seem amiss that tranfer modes are not in the basic toolkit.

    The BCC composite mode does work well if you have it, however.

     

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    camoscato:

    I'm fine with the idea of adding transfer modes natively, but seeing as you can already do that using Avid FX or a third-party plugin, I'd rather Avid concentrate on improving other aspects of the software first.

    I am with you on that Carl

    MC is an NLE, Avid FX is a compositing application.
    They work well together

    Better Avid concentrates on the NLE side of things while BorisFX concentrate on the compositing and fx.

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  • Thu, Jan 24 2013 4:39 PM In reply to

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    Avid FX's implamation works really well, although it would be great it was actually realtime. BCC has a realtime version. wish they would unlco that in Avid FX. 

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  • Wed, Jun 5 2013 1:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

     

    Hello to all .. forgive my bad english but I'm Italian.Embarrassed

     

    However, I completely agree with jeppe.

     

    It 's absurd that you can't do a simple layer blending through avid without using Avid fx. 

    Ok it is a NLE software but compositing mode fx i think is a basic operation on the time line..

     

     

  • Thu, Jan 8 2015 4:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    *BUMP* Layer modes are how you composite lens flares, leaks and a host of other common lighting effects. It also helps you composite screens on laptops and smartphones which is a very common task for editors. Not everything goes out to an After Effects artist or a Flame anymore. What good is it to track a screen on a phone but you can't use a Screen or Multiply effect to sell the effect right out of the box? Why isn't this included in the so-called "Symphony" option of the latest MC8? Why go to a 3rd party plugin that doesn't work well (BCC Composite makes the blacks look washed out) or After Effects, an Adobe product and your competitor? Saying Avid doesn't have time to add this basic feature is like Apple doesn't have time to add copy and paste a few years ago when Android beat them to it. There's no excuse for this.
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  • Mon, Jan 12 2015 8:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    Unfortunately Avid relied to much on 3rd party apps. AS we see they are no longer bundled with MC 8. Everything is a seperate buy now and BCC is way over priced as compared to other NLE cost. So yea it would be nice to finally put this inside MC at this point. Wish they would have focused on building a full suite without the need to fully depend on 3rd party apps.

  • Mon, Jan 12 2015 11:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    Avid have at various times owned products that would have been the basis of a great production bundle.  About the only thing that I can't recall in the mix is a decent graphics program.  Their approach seems to be "buy it - do we understand it - dump it".  If Avid had a coherent acquisition plan Adobe would never have got their foot in the door.

    It's too late to close it now.

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  • Thu, Feb 5 2015 10:34 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    Now it's even worse.. With the new relase Avid given't any more Avid FX in the box, 
    and Boris Continuum Complete is only lite version without Composite mode.
    
    
    So, now if you want to do a simple layer blanding you have to buy an external plug in 
    certainly..  
    
    
    I can't belive it.. You CAN'T do this simple thing with the most popular editing software in the world..
    
    
    RIDICULOUS.
    
    
    Ps: sorry for my bad english 
  • Thu, Feb 5 2015 2:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    You are correct - Avid really should have had this long ago. Although it's true that it can be done with 3rd party software, this type of thinking is the reason for Avid's low market share. Many editors are deciding that the best 3rd party software to add is the Adobe Suite, and then dumping Avid completely. It's like when Avid decided years ago that they would absolutely not import DVD video without 3rd party software. Despite changes in mangement, Avid simply cannot seem to stop making the same industry-lagging decisions year after year. 

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  • Thu, Feb 5 2015 7:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    I realy can't understand why..

    If you can put spectra mate in your software, paint fx, camera stabilizzator, motion tracking, animate with any kind of mask, second color correction.. why you can not put a stupid transfer mode...?????????

    Please Avid let give us a solution..  I really don't want tell to my client: "Yes, I know what you mean, but I can't do it.."

     

  • Tue, Feb 17 2015 1:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    +1

    We really do need a native transfert mode in the effect palett. I already said that but it seems unbelivable to me that MC (the leader) is the ONLY NLE without a native composite effect. At least, add the BCC Composite to the free BCC Lite suite !

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  • Tue, Jul 26 2016 2:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    +1

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    Re: Media Composer Transfer modes/Layer blending

    +1

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