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Old 01-01-2009, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default how do u make a video go from color to black and white? (gradual)?

I am not talking about cutting to a black and white clip..
i have seen some videos where it is black and white and color slowly starts to appear

how do you do this?
I have no idea!

the only thing i can think of is to duplicate the track, and make the top one color, bottom one black and white (or vice versa) and have the top track gradually become transparent

is this the only way?
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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oh that worked!
I answered my own question. lol. how easy!
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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thats the way I would have done it (and have done in the past)
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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You can use Blend Filters or enable Keyframes in Color Balance.
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You are talking about Edius 5?
No need for the blend filter
No need for 2 tracks.

Simple as Rusty allready said:
Drop color balance
enable keyframe for chroma
first key frame chroma at -128
second key frame where you want full color 0

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Old 06-09-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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i actually dont understand anything about chroma key :(
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No need to use the chroma keyer. As Steve says, use the COLOR BALANCE control which allows adjustment of Chroma (color), Brightness and Contrast.

Use keyframing within the filter to set Chroma (color) to normal at the beginning of the clip, and use a keyframe at the end of the clip with the Chroma adjustment set to 0.

It really is easy, but your method works too.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:01 AM   #8
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Either use the transparency nodes or just put a dissolve between the same two clips. Really easy with either. It appears you are familiar with that method, so stick to it.
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