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Duke Sweden
Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 5, 2017 at 6:58:45 pm

I swear I don't sit around thinking these things up. In Premiere Pro, you can add an adjustment layer to a clip, add an effect, then drag the end of the adjustment layer so it only covers part of a clip.

Can that be done in Resolve? Obviously there are no adjustment layers, but there must be a way to do such a basic task.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 5, 2017 at 8:18:04 pm

Just razor blade the clip into two separate clips, do your effect on the part you want to change and not the other.

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Michael Gissing
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 5, 2017 at 11:14:47 pm

And you can even dissolve between the bladed clips so the effect tails off rather than just cuts off if you want.


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 4:58:59 am

And most effects have blend or strength values that you can keyframe to turn the effect effectively on or off.


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Duke Sweden
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 11:37:17 pm

Thanks, Tero, but I'm not referring to the OpenFX. I know about the blend option. I'm talking about the curves and color wheels, mostly the power windows. Anyway, good ol' David gave me my method of choice.

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Peter Chamberlain
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 9:42:51 am

This is managed in the Keyframe Timeline, bottom RHS of color page. Details in the extensive and searchable manual.


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Duke Sweden
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 12:41:31 pm
Last Edited By Duke Sweden on Nov 6, 2017 at 12:51:05 pm

At my age it's a bit too extensive. Also, some things just aren't easily worded when doing a search.

As for the keyframe timeline, even on a node with one or two effects added, when I twirl down a corrector there are a whole bunch of categories, most of which I have no clue what they mean (misc isolation!?!).

I think I'll go with the razor blade to the clip technique. Thanks everybody.

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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 12:55:58 pm

You're just getting lazy 😉

Page 939 -> a whole chapter on keyframing

This will be useful with more stuff than just keyframing effects.


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Duke Sweden
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 9:20:54 pm

I started keyframing when Flash 3 was new. I know how to keyframe. I'm just saying what's the deal with all those categories under each "corrector"?

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Michael Gissing
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 6, 2017 at 10:23:22 pm

With an effect that you want to keyframe, just make a new node for just that effect and you can keyframe just that node. I know it's easy to end up with a few different things in a node. The razor trick doesn't really solve the issue of too many things in a node to keyframe but it is a quick way to transition a big complex set of grade nodes to a new grade


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Duke Sweden
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 7, 2017 at 4:20:03 am

If I remember to, I would create a node just for the one effect I wanted to control, but of course I want to do things the right way so I'll look into keyframing it. Cheers!

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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Add an effect to a node that only covers part of a clip?
on Nov 7, 2017 at 5:02:32 am

[Duke Sweden] "I'm just saying what's the deal with all those categories under each "corrector"?"

It's for advanced use that shows each keyframable tool as their own track if you want to keyframe different tools at different times in one clip. You can make a "master" keyframe that controls everything in a certain node during the keyframes so you don't even have to twirl down and look at those extra options.


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