by Hillary Knox on Jan 9, 2011 at 3:17:50 am
I'm almost afraid to ask this question, because I think I know the answer...but here goes nothin.
When animating a vignette manually using keyframes (not using a tracker), is there a way to easily & quickly either: 1) not have the Shadows/Mids/Highlights settings animate (don't think there is), or 2) copy Shadow/Mid/Highlight settings from one keyframe to another?
I'm trying to do a vignette around a face that starts off-screen. The ideal frame for adjusting the Shadows/Mids/Highlights is naturally somewhere in the middle of the shot. So far, the best/fastest process I've been able to come up with is:
1. Do the secondary grading on the "beauty" frame
2. animate the vignette forward & then backward from the beauty frame
The only thing is, this locks you into doing the grade first, the animation second, and then if you want to change anything on the beauty grade (& have that ripple forward & backward through the shot), you basically have to start all over...Unless I'm missing something.
Any thoughts? Or is the answer simply "use a tracker"?
Re: Secondary keyframes by Joseph Owens on Jan 9, 2011 at 5:45:02 pm
You can copy the secondary values into the storage area on the left of the screen, but that also carries the position information for a vignette. You can also "drag" the keyframe back and forth on the timeline. It is inconvenient that individual settings can't be selectively copied into keyframes.
Re: Secondary keyframes by Jeff Greenberg on Jan 9, 2011 at 6:20:46 pm
You're not missing anything.
Right now, Color does everything for a specific secondary in a single keyframe.
I'd build the look and vignette 'finished' and work backwards. Finished KF first. Start KF second....and then add KF as necessary letting color store the secondary added info interpolated as you work from left to right.
Yes it's sucks. You could track to separate the position (or use the manual tracker....lots of clicks!)