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Fred MatthewsText shadow levels AE - AVID MC7
by on Jan 17, 2014 at 9:49:34 pm

I am exporting some video with a simple text layer that includes a drop shadow...nothing fancy. My issue is that when I import the clip into my Avid the shadow on the text is coming in at "0" on my waveform when I need it at 7.5.

I can get everything else to 7.5 with the Levels effect but that doesn't work with my text if there is a shadow. I can easily put a color effect on it within AVID but I would prefer to eliminate the need by fixing my export/import settings.

Exporting as a Quicktime and importing as 601.



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Dave LaRondeRe: Text shadow levels AE - AVID MC7
by on Jan 18, 2014 at 12:11:55 am

When you make something that's all-black in AE, then import into Avid, does it also read as 0 instead of 7.5?

If yes, raise the lack level of the shadows in AE: 16/16/16 (RGB, 8-bit) for black ought to get you to 7.5.

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

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Fred MatthewsRe: Text shadow levels AE - AVID MC7
by on Jan 21, 2014 at 8:56:48 pm

How do I change the black levels on the shadows themselves? I have levels on the text but if there is a way to adjust the levels on the shadows I am unaware of that.


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John CuevasRe: Text shadow levels AE - AVID MC7
by on Jan 18, 2014 at 2:01:30 pm

Import as RGB and it will come in correctly.

Or, go to your project settings, change the working space to HDTV(REC. 709) 16-235 and check Linearize Working Space and import as 601-701.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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