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Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180667

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i am using Lightworks for first time. I added all my clips from my raw data, now I need to add music and highlighters. I am trying to place a circle or an arrow around a player to show college coaches my son's lacrosse highlights. Is there an simple way to spotlight and highlight a player in a series of clips? any advice and information is greatly appreciate. thanks so much

Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180670

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Hello and welcome!

What you can do with default effects is creating a spotlight look-alike with the effects "Matte.Simple 2D Shape" together "Mix.Blend". On "Blend" adjust "Opacity". On "Simple 2D shape" select "Shape.Ellipse" and adjust "Width", "Height" and "Softness". To move the spot, enable keyframes on Position.X and Position.Y and follow the player.

I can imagine that there are user effect for this too.
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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180671

Appreciate the response, i have no idea where default effects are located. What you described is what I am looking to do. I just downloaded the free version to start playing around, would I need full license? thanks

Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180674

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No, the Free version is sufficient to do this, it's basically a full featured Pro version with limited export formats.

Before starting your work, I'd suggest watching this video about basic procedures



and reading the Quick Start Guide.
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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180675

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Select VFX. And you can achieve a really nice highlight effect by using a circle wipe, which you will find in the VFX section if you're using the fixed GUI or under effects in your timeline in the flexible version.

Open Mix > Wipe, select Iris > Circle. You will need to arrange your routing to look like this.


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Then you need to turn off keyframing. Do this by clicking on the highlighted stopwatch.


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Set up the progress, border size, colour, position and softness. You will end up with something like this.


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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180676

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You can enhance that further by adding a colour correction effect. I'll leave that up to you, but this is the routing that you would need for that.


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With that arrangement you can do something like this.


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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180696

Thanks for help, I am still very much a beginner, however I find most of your commands. I cant make the yellow circle yet. and I just dont know how to execute the highlight into my clip and encircle my player at the start of each clip. any advice is great, thanks

Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180705

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What have you tried so far, and at what point do you need help?
Do you have screen shots of your attempts?
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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180706

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The snip shows a rudimentary image what I would like to accomplish. I just don't know how to do it in Lightworks or where to look for guidance/tutorials. From the two days I have been playing around on Lightworks, the software seems it should be handle such a task. I just don't have the product knowledge to make it work. Sorry to be a pest.

Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180707

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It's not that easy either.
See the video:
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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180709

Actually, that was not not too bad following the video, thanks so much!!!!

Now I have another challenge. I only want the circle to display for the initial appearance on his body and then disappear as the clip progresses.

what is occurring is that the yellow circle travels the whole length of the clip and gets bigger as he is running to space

snip one is initial circle, snip two is when he is running to goal


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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180717

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Here's an example to dynamically change the position and size of the circle ("keyframing"):
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In the end, I copied the effect to other segments by holding down Alt-Tase while dragging it over with the mouse.
Of course the settings have to be adjusted for other segments.
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Re: Making sports videos 2 years, 2 months ago #180724

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Here is an example, if the circle should disappear slowly.
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Re: Making sports videos 5 months, 3 weeks ago #215007

question-
I can make the circle and move it where it need to be etc. but I want it to appear and the disappear quickly once second max- right now it grows and expands throughout the clip, which isnt professional looking. How do I remedy??

Re: Making sports videos 5 months, 3 weeks ago #215008

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Before you apply the effect at all, place a mark where you want it to start by pressing the I key. Move to where you want it to end and apply the wipe. It will just cover the section that you need the effect on. Now set it up the way that schrauber demonstrated. The clip is growing and expanding because you've set up a start keyframe but not an end.
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