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  • One way is to turn the particular clip into a composite shot.  That's usually how I do it.
  • Thanks guys!  And hm, yeah apparently I forgot to uncheck the Auto Scale parameter before using Motion Persistence.
  • @Triem23 Cowboy Nob Best typo ever
  • @BobDiMarzio probably, but I shot this footage on my phone.  Thanks for reminding me, though.  I should definitely look into that for the future. @Triem23 I was using the 2-point.  It occurred to me later that the 4-point might have been a better c…
  • I use Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra with Reaper, as well as DSKMusic's virtual instrument plugins for my orchestral needs.
  • hm yeah, if you don't mind it looking a little cartoony I would definitely recommend using Facerig, especially with the Doge avatar if you have a webcam.  It's a great program.
  • Ya, the only reason I mentioned it was on the off-chance that you needed to render out to a format that didn't support inherent alpha.  It's definitely better to go the native route, even if I personally don't like using image sequences (thousands o…
  • Are you working in Express or Pro?
  • As for getting the models to render with transparent backgrounds, only have whatever you want in the scene with no sky or background and select alpha settings in the render settings. Another option is to render it out with a solid green/blue backgr…
  • 2. How do I create the shrink/grow effect that happens when you look at the ship from the outside as it pulls into and out of hyperspace? I've done this one (it's in the opening shot of DOWNFALL).  The way I did it is to keyframe the ship's positio…
  • Put the light flare on a new Plane layer instead of on the spell effect layer, and make the Plane as large as it needs to be.  (Set the color of the Plane to black, and the blend mode to Add.)
  • Note Animated Lasers is a "bolt." For a "beam," use Lightsword.  You can totally do beams with the Animated Laser.  There's a specific property that dictates how far from the start point to the end point the beam goes.  If you set it to maximum, vo…
  • Is there a tutorial on using the blaster effect, or is it the same as the lightsword? It's not the same, but it's similar enough that if you know one, you can use the other.  You put the blaster effect on a separate plane and change the endpoints, …
  • Now I need to learn a better way to combine the transparent video with the background video.  Will start a new thread on that.  Um.  Both the video I originally linked, and the second video I posted, do exactly that.  You should probably actually d…
  • Of course, you would need to "play" your own music, just with a MIDI Keyboard.  No, you wouldn't.  There's plenty of composition software out there (I use TuxGuitar, since I... y'know, play guitar) that'll export to MIDI, which can then be imported…
  • Reaper. http://www.reaper.fm It's nagware, which means they want you to buy it eventually, but the software is fully functional and never "expires". It comes with a MIDI piano roll/editor and several sampler plugins, as well as full VST support. …
  • @tddavis Yeah, that's what I was going to say.  There's a few ways to green screen in Hitfilm, and the easiest and most "idiot-proof" is the Color Difference Key.  Drop it on the footage in your comp and select "green", and voila, you're (probably) …
  • Yup.  Green screen is what you're thinking of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ayXCMXj4s
  • Problem is you need the Jedi force tricks to go with it, otherwise some clever dick will come along and pull a gun (bang) you dead. Funny thing, that; I used to GM a Star Wars d20 roleplaying campaign and despite slug throwers being a thing (stats …
  • ...as this thread is two years old, I'd imagine the OP has already settled on a software package.  However, someone else mentioned Trelby, so I wanted to throw my vote in for it as well; I've been using it for a year or two and it suits me just fine…
  • Is the text's duration within the composite equal to the length of the composite?
  • Why do I use Hitfilm?  Because it does what I need it to do, and the pricing options are better than that of similar software (suck it, Adobe). HF is one of the two most expensive software packages I own and I've already paid for an upgrade.  No ot…
  • Basically because I can now have the sexy Custom Url, and not some random string of digits. Oo, jealous!  I hate it when people are all like "oh, you make movies?  What's your YouTube channel?" and I have to go "www.youtube.com/shfvbsdbf.kjfb.ebfbs…
  • Honestly, it doesn't sound to me like you did anything wrong at all.  Dude you were talking to was just a dim bulb.  It happens.  I've had so-called "server engineers" who couldn't tell a standalone E-mail client from a web page no matter how many t…
  • and this one, which covers it in depth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wImgDtDkqCk
  • Hell, if I uploaded a video using my own former band's music I'd get the copyright warning, then have to go through Youtube to prove that I am the copyright holder of my own music. However, since the album is distributed on CDBaby, CDBaby will flag …
  • @Danny77uk yes, I've seen that happen before with video layers, but I'm not sure how it would apply to audio.  The audio track in question was actually cropped in the original project; it's two minutes long but trimmed down to end after 30 …
  • @Triem23 you might be on to something.  The project framerate is set at 23.97fps, but the video clips I'm using are mostly 24, with some at 23.97 and at least one at 25(?).  The audio sampling rate for the project is 48000Khz, but most of the audio …
  • @Danny77uk @Triem23 I imported the rendered .mp4 back into Hitfilm as suggested. Hitfilm reports the video length as 14:39:10, which is the same as the original project.  Putting it onto the editor timeline, I can see that both the audio and video…
  • @Triem23 good idea.  I'll try that tonight.  I doubt it's significant, but Windows reports the file as being 14:39.  Since the last few video frames are a still image, it's tough to tell if the entire video's being truncated since there's no movemen…