Lightworks: The professional editor for everyone - Forum Kunena Site Syndication https://www.lwks.com/ Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:02:11 +0000 Kunena 1.6 components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png Lightworks: The professional editor for everyone - Forum en-gb Limit on text size difference when animating - by: Phybot https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=225489&Itemid=81#225489 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=225489&Itemid=81#225489
I'm trying to do some simple text animation, where the text starts tiny and blows up towards the viewers as it fades away in about 30 or 60 frames. For some reason, I just can't seem to do it, the slider for the text size only goes from 0.01 to 0.25 (which is too small), and if I try to type in a different max value, like 0.5, then the minimum size just gets relatively bigger (so it still says 0.01 but the initial text size is bigger than it was when the max was 0.25).

I must not understand how text sizes work, could anyone please explain to me how to do what I'm trying to do?

Thank you!]]>
Effects Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:21:52 +0000
VFX keeps adding more and more FX - Tracks and meeses with relation to FX -track-id - by: bodo.te https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=225201&Itemid=81#225201 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=225201&Itemid=81#225201 each video track has first a ChromaKey, then ColorCorrection then DVE .
In addition there is a ColorMatte for the background.

Actually for easy navigation, I wanna have track FX1 for Video1, FX2 track for Video 2 and so on.
Then in each FX track only the FX for the video track with same channel number.
But no matter what , when I add a FX , even when I disable all but the FX track i wanted it to be placed in, Lwks puts it either in another random FX track or even worse, keeps adding more and more FX-Tracks until there is not longer any relation FX-Track-id to video-track id
This makes tweaking the FX very hard. Each time I need look up which video is in which FX track.
More over the "Routing" panel is also messed up.

Any Idea how to clean this mess up? Or to avoid this in the first place?
See Screenshot attached]]>
Effects Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:41:30 +0000
Black background on pasted effects - by: Phybot https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224928&Itemid=81#224928 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224928&Itemid=81#224928
When I copy effects from the VFX track (two titles effects in this case) from one sequence and paste to another sequence, I do not see the video over which it's been pasted anymore, just a black background. Yet when I copy and paste in the same sequence it works fine (I can still see the video under it.

Could anyone please explain to me why this happens and how to do what I'm trying to do?

Thank you!
-Yannick]]>
Effects Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:45:13 +0000
a kind of teleportable magnifying glass? - by: olivernils8@gmail.com https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224882&Itemid=81#224882 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224882&Itemid=81#224882 Effects Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:32:49 +0000 Layered PiP/"Floating" Images? - by: MythicThomas https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224578&Itemid=81#224578 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224578&Itemid=81#224578
My main goal with the software is producing some nice looking video-essay style clips for my work. Ideally I can intersperse footage of myself speaking against a background (with a pic-in-pic for reference next to me) with cutaways to other images or footage.

Getting that picture-in-picture is fairly simple with DVE, but I'm running into problems whenever I try to get more advanced with it. I'd like to be able to have more than one PiP track overlaid onto my main video at once so I can add a little motion and visual interest. For instance, in the example image I've attached I'm explaining the connection between 3 comic books - I want to be able to fade in the image of each book as I bring it up, but keeping the earlier ones in my shot so they overlay and show a nice visual connection. Really basic stuff like that.

Right now each comic cover is an image on its own video track with its own DVE, and it's simple enough to squish and stretch and move those around using keyframes. My issue is that I can't get my "top level" DVE to blend more than 2 inputs (FG and BG), so my 3 different PiP tracks have to be layered onto one another instead. The 3rd PiP image track is the FG for the 2nd PiP image; that DVE becomes the foreground for the 1st PiP image, and then that is the foreground of the top level DVE (with the footage of me talking + backdrop as the background).

Of course then the issue I encounter is that the 2nd and 3rd PiP images are constrained by the boundaries of the DVE from the layer above - they can't move outside their background! And even if I expand that background to the size of my "work area" and rescale the actual images to fit, I'm left with an ugly blank black background I can't key out!

I managed to get my 1st PiP to be "floating" by making ANOTHER DVE above it where I insert a flat green slide as the background to the PiP image and then chroma key it out, but that is still a compromised solution as it limits what I can do with the opacity etc. of the PiP images. It also doesn't help when it comes to trying to overlay multiple PiP images, as with my comic covers example. I've attached a photo of my current routing for you to shake your heads at knowingly

Anyway, I'm certain there's a way to do this but none of the tutorials or other topics I've found seem to address it directly. Is there an easy way to:

1. Have a DVE where one BG has several FG inputs which are independent of eachother?
2. Layer the contents of multiple video tracks over one another as described without resorting to DVEs?
3. Set a DVE to have a *transparent* background, other than the clumsy green-slide method I tried for the 1st layer, so I can scale up the area of the DVE beyond the actual image displayed?

WRT the last one I suppose I could edit all my images to have large transparent backgrounds baked into the files, but that gets messy instantly and I'm sure there's a way to do what I want within the software. Any advice greatly appreciated, especially if it happens to be in the next day or so!]]>
Effects Mon, 07 Sep 2020 00:13:03 +0000
How to DVE a clip into keyed shape? - by: stanthedrybear https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224575&Itemid=81#224575 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224575&Itemid=81#224575
Basically I want to duplicate the technique used this this music video to place clips between the band members hands.

youtu.be/tolm-07if3c

I actually literally want to inlay a different clip into this specific video so your helpful description can be specific to this clip.

Thanks!]]>
Effects Sun, 06 Sep 2020 22:35:34 +0000
How do I do this? RESOLVED - by: DeltaYT https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224531&Itemid=81#224531 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224531&Itemid=81#224531 psychedelic, glitchy and smooth type effect for a few days now and I can't seem to find any fx that fit it that much. Here's a clip of the video I'm trying to get that from. If you have any solutions or tips on how to get this effect please reply!]]> Effects Fri, 04 Sep 2020 19:26:18 +0000 Super Slow Motion with low fps - by: sharkyboy321 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224497&limit=15&limitstart=15&Itemid=81#224497 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224497&limit=15&limitstart=15&Itemid=81#224497 Effects Thu, 03 Sep 2020 02:12:13 +0000 Need help to put a black line behind rolling (crawling) text - by: Mandi@MooreConnected https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224490&Itemid=81#224490 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224490&Itemid=81#224490 Please help someone.]]> Effects Wed, 02 Sep 2020 19:54:49 +0000 Keyframe-able Numbers - by: ahrneely https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224283&Itemid=81#224283 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224283&Itemid=81#224283
I have several different video files that require me to track a moving number over the course of time. For example, distance and speed (in miles or kilometers) as a vehicle travels or depth in feet or meters as a SCUBA diver descends or ascends. Obviously, as far as speed and depth are concerned, these are going go fluctuate, whereas distance will only ever increase.

I'm no longer in a position where I have the time to fiddle with a lot of script writing. I just need to get the project done. Is there an easy way to throw superimpose some kind of rolling digit animation onto a video and keyframe it so it changes accurately per readings from my external meter?

Thanks!]]>
Effects Fri, 28 Aug 2020 01:51:29 +0000
How to apply LUTS into just one section of a video... - by: phillipparkinson https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224261&Itemid=81#224261 https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=7&id=224261&Itemid=81#224261
TIA]]>
Effects Thu, 27 Aug 2020 20:58:48 +0000