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TOPIC: How to do dimming - dimness - pointer?

How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 19 Jan 2015 23:34 #58674

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Like in a videos below


23s; 28s
or

17s; 34s

That would help me a lot.

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How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 20 Jan 2015 03:22 #58680

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Very easy. Either 1- use a plugin that does that (easy to create if you know the basics of Motion),
or 2- stock two copies of that clip on top of each other. Lower the opacity of the bottom clip. Place a mask on the top one, position it correctly, feather the edges.

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How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 20 Jan 2015 06:52 #58688

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… easy (Mr Wolsky taught me this trick) :



  • select the clip in your project
  • in the Inspector, select Mask for Color Correction
  • in the Color Board, select 'Outside'
  • dim brightness ...

to make the highlight appear, you have to create a secondary ....
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How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 20 Jan 2015 17:11 #58719

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wow, that is awesome, thank you! Stunning effect and so easy to do when you know how :-)

"to make the highlight appear, you have to create a secondary ...."
... what did you mean, secondary file just for this effect?

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How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 20 Jan 2015 18:06 #58723

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Orlov wrote: …... what did you mean, secondary …


Any settings in the Color Board are not keyframe-able. Yet! <fingers crossed for future versions>

so, if you want to make a soft dissolve, grab'n drag your clip from the storyline while holding the alt-key = doubles the clip. Apply to the top one the effect mentioned before. cmd-T, secondary fades in and out, and the highlight fades in and out … 

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How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 20 Jan 2015 20:04 #58734

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Another really simple way to do this: use the Censor effect. Select Method>darken and check Invert. Adjust Amount to suit. The nice thing is all of this is set up to keyframe too so it's easy to follow your subject.

Enjoy!
Ed

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How to do dimming - dimness - pointer? 21 Jan 2015 19:41 #58772

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Guys,
I got to say you are awesome!

Karsten, your trick is briliant, thanks to that I can show different shapes like one line or columne in a table.

Squamish ed, the Censor effect is so easy and quick!

Fantastic! Thanks a lot!

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