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Tim WilsonBoris Continuum's Trails filter
by on Jul 14, 2001 at 7:35:35 pm

Two of Continuum's time filters have made their way into RED 2, including one of the ones Rick refers to, Temporal Blur. You can set how many frames are sampled, forward or back in time (or both), and how they're composited. At extreme settings, it can look quite lysergic, to say the least. If you don't know what "lysergic" means, ask Ron sometime. :-)

The other is Velocity Remap, which is the way to smoothly ramp speed changes. Using this filter inside RED is the only way to get this effect directly inside an NLE, and its way cool.

The other Continuum filter Rick mentions, Trails, does indeed create a look similar to video feedback. (The regular "Trails" setting on the Controls panel of FX is for DVE trails of the edges of a frame, whereas the Continuum flavor is for creating trails using the content within thte frame.) It's really much more, though - as much as any filter I've encountered, this one really is its own mini-application, with a dizzying amount of control.

For example, BC Trails allows users to select and animate the distance between the source and the trailed images.The trail's geometry and feedback have their own geometry and effects controls, and can be animated apart from the source geometry and effects. BC Trails allows users to select and animate the distance between the source and the trailed images.The trail's geometry and feedback have their own geometry and effects controls, and can be animated apart from the source geometry and effects. Apply modes can be set and animated for the trails and source alone or together; trailed images can be composited behind or in front of the source, whose opacity can be animated. Additional effects can also be applied to the trails, such as blurs and hue adjustments. These can be applied once or recursively (once to the first trail, twice to the second, etc.)

And that's just the beginning. Here's more, including a movie. http://www.borisfx.com/products/continuum_feature_tour/Trails.htm


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