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Re: Lens Flares In Post
by Matt Stewart on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:02:46 pm
in the Lightwave Forum
There are two ways you can do this that come to mind. Both ways require additional software though. One way is a plug in for lightwave called AElink. I think it exports light position data, as well as camera and 3d solid data to after effects. Anothe
News: Schneider Optics Now Shipping 2X Tele Lens for iPro Lens System to go with iPhone 4/4S
by Cow News Droid on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:50:04 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
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Re: Is there something like optical flares but free?
by Sebastian Vallin on Jun 28, 2012 at 5:04:36 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Yes! You can use the flare under the Generate menu, but it looks like crap. Since I can't afford Optical Flares, I made this: http://www.sendspace.com/file/nnpilv It's a free download, and it looks great. Plus, you can move it in 3D space.
Re: Grading flare when text fades out
by Andy horvath on Jun 24, 2012 at 6:08:25 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I have been dealing with the exact same issue. What I found that works is clicking the actual fade, then in the viewer window, drop the soft fader to about 7. When I did this, the flare went away, however now it appears that the text fades a few fr
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in the Forum
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Re: Goto: Effect->Video Copilot->Optical Flares
by John Cuevas on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:25:17 am
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Obviously you have discovered that the AE default lens flares aren't that great. Optical Flares are pretty good though, when you finish with your logo project Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot did a great set of tutorials on using them. You should defi
Re: Goto: Effect->Video Copilot->Optical Flares
by John Cuevas on Jun 21, 2012 at 7:46:15 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
It's a third party plugin from Video CoPilot. Very popular lens flare package. Unfortunately it isn't available in a trial version, perhaps you can create your own lens flare or use the lens flares found under the Effect -> Generate -> Lens Flare.
Attach flares automatically according to hot spots in footage
by Noa Kotler on Jun 19, 2012 at 11:51:02 am
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi, Does anyone know an expression/script that can automatically attach a flares to "hot spots" in a video footage? and also adjust each flare's radius/brightness according to the brightness of its "hot spot"? Thanks, Noa
101 Burning Questions Answered about Smoke 2013
by Brian Mulligan on Jun 18, 2012 at 4:07:11 pm
in the Forum
Autodesk Smoke is now available in its first Pre-Release Trial. I am sure you have many questions, so here are a few answers. I have been a beta tester on for Smoke 2013, and have been a long time user. So beyond that, I have...
Re: a couple of questions
by simon brewster on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:06:57 pm
in the Autodesk Smoke 2013 Forum
hi Aaron doing ok here how about you? just finished working on some acura spots ...used flare but really missed being able to quickly edit things back together so was checking out smoke ..... which looks great .. if only i could see my renders updat
Re: a couple of questions
by simon brewster on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:47:23 am
in the Autodesk Smoke 2013 Forum
speed is not everything guys! buy a burn node or two if you want that i honestly i never met one flame artist that would work that way... also clients like to see things moving on the screens that they are paying for ... and watching frame by frame
Re: Bent paths in Motion Editor For No Apparent Reason
by Kevin Camin on Jun 12, 2012 at 7:47:15 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
It's the x and y positions of an optical flare. So when watch my movie, the flare is roving around between keyframes to unwanted places.
Re: FCP Filter effect
by Elliot Beach on Jun 9, 2012 at 7:18:41 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Thanks guys. Yes I realise this can be done in camera which is obviously much better and more rewarding, but I wanted to replicate that particular type of hot circular flare as seen in the photo. Thanks for the link. I will see if i can get a tri
Re: Lens flare in old videos
by Igor Harmendani on Jun 9, 2012 at 3:58:48 pm
in the Cinematography Forum
These are really useful links, thanks for them! ^^ And thanks to everyone who helped!
Re: Lens flare in old videos
by Rick Amundson on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:14:20 pm
in the Cinematography Forum
I love Optical Flares from Video Copilot for AE. https://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/ You can also mix that with any number of "physical" flare products like Lumineux from Crumple Pop. http://www.crumplepop.com/fcp-6-7-plugins-effe
Re: Lens flare in old videos
by Todd Terry on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:43:00 am
in the Cinematography Forum
Well, the main thing they did to contribute to the "look" of it was shoot all the original footage with a gawd-awful 70's-era six-point star filter on the lens. That's what caused almost all of the flares. The other smearing, as Angelo pointed ou
Re: Lens flare in old videos
by Igor Harmendani on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:28:26 am
in the Cinematography Forum
Thanks for the reply, Angelo! Is there any way I can replicate this effect in After Effects or simillar?
RED STUDIO HOLLYWOOD and MAXX DIGITAL EVENT 6-13-2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE JOIN US
by Bob Zelin on Jun 9, 2012 at 1:14:17 am
in the RED Camera Forum
Please join us as we prepare for the open house next week (Wednesday, the 13th) I wanted to give you a chance to invite your customers and partners to next weeks' event as it will fill up quickly once we announce to the RED community in a few hours.
Re: Lens flare in old videos
by Angelo Lorenzo on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:49:26 pm
in the Cinematography Forum
Television cameras originally used analog pickup tubes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_camera_tube . In specific the Image Orthicon was prone to these issues. As far as I know it has to do with how slowly the tube dumped the charge, but my exp
RED STUDIO HOLLYWOOD and MAXX DIGITAL EVENT 6-13-2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE JOIN US
by Ron Amborn on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:49:02 pm
in the Maxx Digital Forum
Please join us as we prepare for the open house next week (Wednesday, the 13th) I wanted to give you a chance to invite your customers and partners to next weeks' event as it will fill up quickly once we announce to the RED community in a few hours.
Lens flare in old videos
by Igor Harmendani on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:40:50 pm
in the Cinematography Forum
Hello everyone! I was wondering what cause the huge amount of flares as can be seen in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFZjqVnWBhc I don't think it's and post-process effect but a camera issue, since old videos tend to have more
Re: FCP Filter effect
by Shane Ross on Jun 8, 2012 at 8:45:37 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
That's called a LENS FLARE, and is most often done in camera. Meaning that it is actually caused in the camera by the light shining into it. Some people use special lenses to enhance this effect, like JJ Abrahms, for example. Filters for doing t
Re: AE CS6 Camera Tracker with Optical Flares
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jun 7, 2012 at 3:33:06 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
If you're using Video Copilot's Optical Flares effect then just follow the steps I've provided.VC's OF has a Positioning Mode property that allows you to apply a flare to an AE Light. The tutorials from VC for OF are really good. You should spend
Re: AE CS6 Camera Tracker with Optical Flares
by Clarke Flippo on Jun 7, 2012 at 3:16:28 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Yes I forgot to specify it is a 2D flare. I'm not sure what you mean by the flare's generating point. I don't see that in the effect controls. I'm pretty new to optical flares.
Re: AE CS6 Camera Tracker with Optical Flares
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jun 7, 2012 at 4:29:31 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
1) complete your track with AE's 3D Camera Tracker 2) select a solve point(s) and create a camera & a null 3) create a light 4) Shift+Parent (new technique in CS6) the light layer to the null 5) create a solid for VC OF and set it to use the ligh
AE CS6 Camera Tracker with Optical Flares
by Clarke Flippo on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:32:17 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hopefully a pretty simple question. Can you use AE CS6 camera tracker for tracking info instead of motion tracker? I want to parent an optical flare to a null created from camera tracker. If so, how is it done? Thanks! Clarke
Re: a couple of questions
by Brian Mulligan on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:25:56 pm
in the Autodesk Smoke 2013 Forum
[simon brewster] "can anyone tell me if the connect fx is compatible with flame /flare? ( please put flare on a mac!) can smoke 2013 conform .edl with frame rate convert etc? does the thumbnail layout still exist? ... a tab? how about a lustre n
a couple of questions
by simon brewster on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:07:36 pm
in the Autodesk Smoke 2013 Forum
hello can anyone answer these questions? can anyone tell me if the connect fx is compatible with flame /flare? ( please put flare on a mac!) can smoke 2013 conform .edl with frame rate convert etc? does the thumbnail layout still exist? ... a ta
Re: Semi-OT: Color shifts when wearing eyeglasses?
by Joseph Owens on Jun 5, 2012 at 4:45:40 pm
in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
I've always made it perfectly clear with my optician that my lenses have to be absolutely neutral, and so far, so good; the coatings have done their job. However, since my near-vision does not actually require correction, I find myself grading witho
Re: Best film grain methods/plugins? And best natural sun flare methods/plugins?
by John Cuevas on Jun 4, 2012 at 9:04:37 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I'm a fan of VideoCoPilot's Optical Flares. Another good one are the Knoll Light Factory flares
Best film grain methods/plugins? And best natural sun flare methods/plugins?
by Danny Mulen on Jun 4, 2012 at 8:50:41 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I really like Gorilla Grain and how subtle but realistic it looks, but before buying it I wanted to ask how some of you achieve realistic grain (that actually moves and changes instead of just staying station). Same question for sun flares, I can
Re: BCC8 Stability with Vegas
by Robert St-Onge on Jun 3, 2012 at 2:38:43 pm
in the Boris FX Forum
In the case of the BCC8 Lens Flare 3D filter, long is meaningless as I pointed out earlier, only I did believe it was triggerred by a long project just like in the case of the Sony Color Curves settings not showing up. Are these two problems interrel
Re: BCC8 Stability with Vegas
by James Houghtaling on Jun 3, 2012 at 4:31:57 am
in the Boris FX Forum
So what's the definition of a long project? My music video was 4 minutes but had a color treatment added to 6 or 7 video clips at the mediaFX level that consisted of 4 different filters, Then add on to that at the eventFX level, lens flare or othe
Re: BCC8 Stability with Vegas
by Robert St-Onge on Jun 3, 2012 at 12:25:34 am
in the Boris FX Forum
Same problem here using Vegas 11 64-bit an BCC8 Lens Flare 3D, no XY box on a long project. Quick test I just did, if I open up a new Vegas session and drop one event with BCC8 Lens Flare 3D, the XY box will show up but if I just add a Sony Color Co
Service: Fidget
by Casey Smith on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:54:27 am
in the COW - Services Forum
Over 10 years experience in post production, Working on Feature 2D/ 3D films, Television series, music videos and commercials Have experience working on solo projects to working in teams of 30 artists with vfx producers, directors, clients involveme
Fidget
by Casey Smith on May 31, 2012 at 6:54:27 pm
in the Forum
Over 10 years experience in post production, Working on Feature 2D/ 3D films, Television series, music videos and commercials Have experience working on solo projects to working in teams of 30 artists with vfx producers, directors, clients involvemen
News: Powerband Films Pushes Extreme Sports to the Limit with Fujinon PL Lenses
by Cow News Droid on May 29, 2012 at 7:15:05 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Wayne, New Jersey--May 29, 2012) On a given shoot they may be capturing the grueling tension of a 24-hour car race or the adrenaline excitement of a 400-foot motorcycle jump. But veteran extreme action sports cinematographers Mike "Mack Dawg" McEnti
BCC8 Stability with Vegas
by James Houghtaling on May 29, 2012 at 2:25:28 pm
in the Boris FX Forum
I just completed a larger multicamera project with lots of edits and BCC filters. I really struggled towards the end as Vegas would crash every 15 minutes or so and throughout the editing process BCC filters would act up. I'm not sure where the blam
Re: smooth zoom within after effects
by Kevin Camp on May 24, 2012 at 4:47:45 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
most of the time you don't really need to use an obstruction layer for a flare effect. you can just keyframe the brightness of the flare as the light source in the footage moves behind something. you can use expression, like the one found here:
RED5 Damaged TV Filter Disabled?
by Jaeson Koszarsky on May 24, 2012 at 3:52:05 pm
in the Boris FX Forum
I just watched the tutorial video featuring the Damaged TV filter and wanted to give it a try. But I get this error message: Filter Disabled Please Click Options For OpenGl Preference Clicking OPTIONS in the CONTROLS window doesn't do anythin
Compositing Assist
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in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
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smooth zoom within after effects
by cherlique lilienthal on May 24, 2012 at 7:40:48 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
hi peeps. i'm working on a music video right now. my mind went a little blank because i overworked myself the last couple of days with some other projects. so i went online for some inspiration and i found a music video by t-pain called "booty wurk"
Re: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by Stephen Smith on May 21, 2012 at 4:39:16 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
James, Thanks for the kind words. Here is my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/lonepeakproductions
Re: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by James Dayton on May 21, 2012 at 4:34:20 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
This is legit Brother, do you have a YouTube Channel to subscribe to? You can subscribe to me here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCZCfOJrxKs
Re: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by Stephen Smith on May 21, 2012 at 4:23:27 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Here is a video I did with Optical Flares: https://vimeo.com/35776680 Here is a link to the product: https://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/ It is worth every penny.
Re: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by James Dayton on May 21, 2012 at 4:15:48 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
For Real Man...post a link on here to a YouTube example. I'd love to see it.
Re: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by Stephen Smith on May 21, 2012 at 4:13:58 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Optical Flares rocks! I love that you can even add dirt to the lens when the flare hits it.
Re: Optical Flares does not appear!
by ciearon matthews on May 20, 2012 at 6:01:38 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
have you tried putting the optical flare on a adjustment layer and setting the mode to screen?
Re: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by Perry Kroll on May 19, 2012 at 5:36:42 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
You may also enjoy Optical Flares from Video Copilot. It's a pretty sweet lens flare plugin that lets you make almost any kind of flare you could imagine.
Re: Anamorphic Lens Flare in AE
by James Dayton on May 19, 2012 at 3:01:50 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
For a simple step-by-step tutorial follow this link: http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/50/859285

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