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    I'm trying to do a camera flash bulb effect in Edius 6.

    I need to create a paparatzi look outside a restauant as a car pulls up.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Jim
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  • #2
    Very easy...

    I use the video filter / Color Correction / Dark & Bright

    Use keyframes, set a keyframe, move a frame on and add another keyframe. Set this one with the brightness increased until it bleaches out. I set mine to max.

    Then move on another frame, add a keyframe, this time reverting back to the setting of the first keyframe.

    If you want a slightly longer effect, just increase the distance between the keyframes.

    Repeat as often as you want the flashes. This is quite quick by copying and pasting the original keyframes
    Last edited by John Hooper; 06-05-2011, 07:11 PM.
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    • #3
      If you search here, I have given instructions on how to do a very nice White Flash if you are looking for it. You can also save it as a User Preset. You might want to drop the opacity a bit.
      Last edited by pjsssss; 06-06-2011, 01:32 AM.

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      • #4
        i just put one frame of a white clip before the image/video and lay in a camera flash wav file

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        • #5
          Look to the ProDad Vitascene\ PhotoFlash

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          • #6
            Originally posted by serge26117 View Post
            Look to the ProDad Vitascene\ PhotoFlash
            Hey All,
            Tried different ideas and settled on this one.
            In this clip there are two sets of flashes.

            1. As she steps out of the car you'll see a few flashes done the old fashion way with a white chip. I didn't like the full frame white flash. Did not look real.

            2. The flashes a few seconds later on the car were done in Vitascene but not with photoflash. I used one of the glow filters and then I...well check it out...

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZZrzqa_BZA

            ps; the webpage at the end was all done in the Edius 6 layouter. We use to do it in AfterEffects. Love the new 6.

            jim
            Last edited by JimJulian; 06-10-2011, 08:24 AM.
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            • #7
              Quick Flash

              Originally posted by JimJulian View Post
              I'm trying to do a camera flash bulb effect in Edius 6.

              I need to create a paparatzi look outside a restauant as a car pulls up.

              Any ideas?

              Thanks,

              Jim
              Hey the quick way is create a PSD (Photoshop) file with a white background, and use that on the timeline and make is really short in lenght, its works fine...
              Many thanks
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              • #8
                Hmmm...

                I reviewed the results produced by Jim and frankly I thought it was fantastic - very realistic

                Great job, Jim
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                • #9
                  This may or may not be a factor to consider: Current photoflash are typically a strobe, and the duration of the flash is on the order of 1/1000 sec or less, or all in one field plus time for any CCD/CMOS sensor recovery artifacts.

                  If you are trying to emulate leagacy flash bulbs, the flash duration will be much longer with lower peak brightness, on the order of 1/30 sec. or so with a marked peak early in the flash and a gradual decline. The brightness/time curve will depend on the type of flashbulb used (F, M, S, etc.) and could easily have effects present in 3 fields. The FP (for use with focal plane shutter) bulbs had a longer, flatter curve than conventional bulbs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dpalomaki View Post
                    This may or may not be a factor to consider: Current photoflash are typically a strobe, and the duration of the flash is on the order of 1/1000 sec or less, or all in one field plus time for any CCD/CMOS sensor recovery artifacts.

                    If you are trying to emulate leagacy flash bulbs, the flash duration will be much longer with lower peak brightness, on the order of 1/30 sec. or so with a marked peak early in the flash and a gradual decline. The brightness/time curve will depend on the type of flashbulb used (F, M, S, etc.) and could easily have effects present in 3 fields. The FP (for use with focal plane shutter) bulbs had a longer, flatter curve than conventional bulbs.
                    you're having a laugh - as if anyone is gonna notice (or care) all this when watching a music video. comeone

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pjsssss View Post
                      If you search here, I have given instructions on how to do a very nice White Flash if you are looking for it. You can also save it as a User Preset. You might want to drop the opacity a bit.

                      http://ediusforum.grassvalley.com/fo...ht=White+Flash
                      Tony




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                      • #12
                        Jim,
                        The results were very impressive!
                        Good to see your station working so well with E6.

                        Did you use Mask to do the sky color of the car shot at 00:29?
                        Pretty neat!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rusty View Post
                          Jim,
                          The results were very impressive!
                          Good to see your station working so well with E6.

                          Did you use Mask to do the sky color of the car shot at 00:29?
                          Pretty neat!
                          Hey Rusty,
                          Here is the completed spot for Mercedes USA. Most of the commercial was shot with a $275 GoPro.

                          http://www.kron4.com/SalesWeb/MercedesTestDrive.aspx

                          Gradient sky and color correction was done with Magic Bullet Looks throughout the spot. Oddly, all the night stuff was not touched.

                          Jim
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                          • #14
                            Hey Tony,
                            Not quite what I was looking for. That is used more for transitions. Real camera light bulb flashes tend to conform to objects they are hitting, seldom fill the screen, and are very unpredictable in how they look.

                            jim
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                            • #15
                              Real camera light bulb flashes tend to conform to objects they are hitting...
                              Excellent point. Flashes tend to act like a point source at a finite distance from the object being photographed, with fall-off the further a point is from the flash-subject axis depending on the flash beam width. Because they are ~point sources objects further from the flash receive less light. And if you consider bounce flash, multiple flashs, etc. it gets more complciatiod. The effect on the image content will depend on the shot compositon and where the flash is located and aimed relative to the camera and the object on the scene. A white field is probably a reasonable approximation for a bright flash in a small, light room where everything goes white-out, but not for many other settings.

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