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Rafael Braz
Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 14, 2016 at 10:10:20 pm

Hello there!

I've been recording some timelapse videos using a gopro spining on itself. It's like 30 mins per turn.
Note: it's a timelapse made by videos not photos.
I tested some blurry effects and the one that works best is the "CC Wide Time".
The thing is it's a very slow render for this effect.
I researched and found that I could use "RE:Vision SK Frame Accumulate" mixed or not with another blur.
Though, it's still kind of slow but nothing compared with the "CC Wide Time" which asked me something like 24h to render a 30s (60fps full hd) video.
Thus, I can only study the effect and its probabilities in a veeeery slow way.

Here are some references of the look I'm pursuing.

https://s32.postimg.org/nimzjur51/Screen_Shot_2016_07_14_at_7_08_27_PM.png
https://s32.postimg.org/54cgfveud/Screen_Shot_2016_07_14_at_7_08_38_PM.png

Does anyone has any idea to achieve this kind of look using another method?
Or has any hints about these effects that could help me not losing weeks of render?

Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!


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Kevin Camp
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 14, 2016 at 10:32:03 pm

If you're not using cc2015, CC Time Blend is very similar and will render very fast.

If you don't have an earlier version of AE installed you can install cc2014 (or earlier) and get Time Blend.

Time Blend works with cached frames, which is what makes it render so fast. However, the control values are based on cache sizes, so it will take a little fiddling to get values that will close to where you are with Widetime.

Also, since it uses cached frames, you will need to click the 'clear' word at the top of the effects controls after every change you make, and before you render. you'll also want to start have the CTI at the beginning of the comp before starting a ram preview.

And set the 'clear to' to 'current frame'.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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Rafael Braz
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 14, 2016 at 10:40:52 pm

Thanks, Kevin!
I'll try that and then give you a feedback.
Just a quick question, what CTI stands for?


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Kevin Camp
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:35:19 pm

Current Time Indicator (fancy talk for the line that marks where you currently are in the timeline)

time blend is pretty cool, and I don't know why it's been discontinued... the only frustration is usually if you do a render and forget to clear the cached frames or move the CTI to the beginning of the comp and then find out you need to re-render....

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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Rafael Braz
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 15, 2016 at 1:56:49 am

Thanks a lot, Kevin.
Your tips were awesome.
I re-downloaded AE 2014 and found the effect very useful.
As you made me aware of the CTI, I've being testing it so easily.
Also found this creative cow's tutorial very useful:

https://library.creativecow.net/articles/stern_eran/Time_FX/video-tutorial

I guess that's all, thanks!!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:36:08 pm

CTI = Current Time Indicator. In other words, the timeline cursor.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Rafael Braz
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 15, 2016 at 7:55:52 pm

Hey, Kevin, last question I guess.
I have a composition with a 30 min video that I applied the effect.
Before rendering, should I ram preview the entire composition?
I tried to render but the result failed, a lot of repeated frames, except the ones I had ram previewed.
It's a little bit confusing, let me know if I'm not clear.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 15, 2016 at 8:44:29 pm

What are your render settings?

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Kevin Camp
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 15, 2016 at 8:55:29 pm

you shouldn't need to ram preview prior to rendering...

you might try selecting edit>purge>all memory and cache prior to rendering.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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Rafael Braz
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 15, 2016 at 9:06:59 pm

Ok, I'll try that! Thanks


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Rafael Braz
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
on Jul 15, 2016 at 9:06:36 pm

JPEG sequence, 1920x1080, 30 fps.


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