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Making Backgrounds with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge is one of the plug-ins that can be used in photo-editing and graphic programs such as Photoshop. Using Ultimatte AdvantEdge is an art of its own. An excellent compositing output not only...[more]

Compositing Smoke with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte AdvantEdge is a video production and editing tool that can be used by beginners and professionals alike. One of the standout features of the program is its ability to capture nearly transparent objects,...[more]

Compositing Using Ultimatte: The Basics

Compositing is a process by which you can combine vital elements that are obtained from different sources into one single image, creating an illusion that all the elements in the image are part of...[more]

Compositing Using Ultimatte: Advanced Techniques

Ultimate Advantage offers the best compositing tools for several host applications. Below are steps on how to composite images using Ultimate Advantage's advanced techniques Step 1: Install and Launch Advantage Install your advanced plug-in...[more]

How to Use Ultimatte with After Effects

Utlimatte AdvantEdge is a must-have software or advanced plugin if you want to composite images seamlessly and flawlessly, while maintaining the original clarity and the finer details of the image in the composite image....[more]

Making Comic Book City Skylines in Ultimatte Advantedge

Superheroes and villains oftentimes populate surreal, bizarre, and somehow unreal worlds, and Ultimatte Advantedge allows filmmakers to put their characters into just such backgrounds. As an example, consider a film such as “The Dark...[more]

Avoid Over Dense Mattes Using Ultimatte Advantedge

An Ultimatte Advantedge Smart Matte Sizing allows users to figure out the matte density without making it overly dense. To use this tool, users just need the latest version of Ultimatte Advantedge, a background...[more]

Using the Roto Screen Correction in Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge offers highly effective and refined tools packaged in a simple user interface so that it can be used by artists, photographers and directors. Ultimatte AdvantEdge is a powerful and highly advanced plug-in...[more]

Combining Multiple Frame Images with Ultimatte Advantedge

Ultimatte Advantedge allows you to combine multiple frames of images in supremely high quality and this is done automatically within minutes. It allows compositing of the subjects and the backgrounds seamlessly. Just follow these...[more]

Ultimatte: Taking Advantage of Video Correction Filtering

Ultimatte AdvantEdge’s new video correction filtering tool is specifically designed for beginners. It can be used to fix compression issues and fix color problems in a pre-recorded piece of digital video footage. To use...[more]

Create Immersive Environments Using Ultimatte

Ultimatte provides software and hardware to create blue screen and green screen effects. These types of visual effects are needed to create immersive environments as 3 dimensions are needed. Immersive environments are considered virtual...[more]

Fully-Linear Mask: Eliminate Hard Edges with Ultimatte Advantedge

A very powerful software program is available to graphic designers all over the world in the form of Ultimatte Advantedge. This cutting edge software has several features that help you composite images in just...[more]

Getting A Sci-Fi Look Using After Effects Plugins

Your palette as a filmmaker is vastly expanded by using after effects plugins. One of the most stylized genre’s that can benefit from this is science fiction films. It used to be that sci...[more]

Using the Image 80 to Light a Blue Screen

Blue screen compositing is better executed with a perfect photography setup using Image 80 to lighten the set. That’s why you need the best lights that are sensitive to the blue screen. Step 1:...[more]

11 Common Blue Screen Problems

Blue screen problems are a common thing these days. Photographers frequently use blue screen techniques in their work. Let’s see some common aspects that can create problems. 1. Similar Colors Whenever you are deciding...[more]

Making the Optimum Set for Ultimatte

Ultimatte is a very sophisticated plug-in that was developed for video compositing. You will be able to use this advanced plug-in with a host of applications like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Shake...[more]

How to Fix a Blue Screen Memory Dump

A blue screen memory dump is an error screen that comes up just before the system gets rebooted, because the operating system is no longer able to function properly due to a variety of...[more]

Ultimatte: Compositing Death-Defying Scenes

One of the most powerful tools available for filmmakers of all levels is Ultimatte, the compositing tool that seamlessly melds characters with scenes and backgrounds that never existed outside of your imagination. Throughout most...[more]

7 Reasons to Invest in Motion Analysis Software

Motion analysis software, also known as motion capture, is used to capture motion and then have it translated to be used in a digital form. This is used in many industries, not just entertainment....[more]

Capturing 3D Video Motion Analysis

Video motion analysis involves capturing motion through the technique of recording movements and then transferring those into a digital format. The main thing that this is used in is 3D movies and animation. It...[more]

Rendering 3D Motion Analysis for Sport Science

3D Motion Analysis has a number of uses including Sport Science. This makes it possible to observe how people move when they are playing sports. Computers have made lots of things possible, and this...[more]

Half Speed Video: Teaching Movement

There are numerous benefits in showing parts of the video at half speed. One is that playing the video at a reduced speed or in slow motion induces a different set of emotions. It...[more]

Creating Text Images in ProAnimator

Proanimator can be used as either a standalone product or as an Adobe After Effects plug-in, which allows After Effects users to eliminate an extra step by keeping all of the editing in one...[more]

Simple Time Lapse Tutorial for Twixtor

Sometimes you might want to create a time lapse video so that you can see something that normally happens very slowly. The most common examples of this include filming a flower opening or other...[more]

Twixtor: Making Time Lapse Videos of Floral Growth

Twixtor is a useful plugin which makes creating time lapse videos very simple. This means that you will be able to shoot something very slow like a flower opening and then speed it up....[more]

Graduation Videos: Getting to the Good Part with Twixtor

Graduation videos are a very popular way for students to remember one of the most exciting days of their lives so far. Many students will keep these graduation videos forever, so that they have...[more]

Controlling the Frame Rate of Promotional Dance Videos

If you are creating promotional dance videos, then it is possible to adjust the frame rate so that they cannot be used for any other purpose. It is possible to control the frame rate...[more]

Enhancing Your Wedding DVDs using Twixtor

Creating wedding DVDs can be a great money earner for anyone interested in videography. If you want to make your videos stand out from the crowd, then you will need to learn how to...[more]

4 Video Editing Tips for Twixtor

Twixtor is a new plugin used in the editing process of images and movies, which can be slightly complicated, but the following video editing tips will simplify everything for you. Compatible with certain Adobe...[more]

Editing Promotional Skateboarding Videos with Twixtor

Twixtor can be used to apply various effects to videos. This also makes it possible to create promotional videos for skateboarding. Promotional videos are designed to be easy to distribute on the Internet. This...[more]

Creating Light Flares in Knoll Light Factory

Red Giant Software’s knoll light factory allows users to add some interesting effects, including light flares. These can brighten up dull photographs or just a different element to the overall picture. Further, it is...[more]

How to Replace a Background Using Difference Matting

Avid’s difference matting feature allows users to easily replace a background by removing a stationary background from a moving object. This is done by basically keying it out using the Difference Matte Key. This...[more]

How to Use Twixtor in Premiere Pro

Twixtor is a handy plug-in that can be used in Premiere Pro. It allows you to change the speed of clips or even stretches it depending on how you want to do it. It...[more]

Slow Motion in Sports Movies

Slow motion is a camera and post production technique that will slow down the footage. Because sports games occur live and the photographer does not know how events will unfold, most slow motion in...[more]

The Difference Between Slow Motion and Half Speed

Slow motion and half speed both create the same type of effect. But one is an in camera effect and the other is achieved in post production. But how they're created is only the...[more]

How to Perform Stage Combat For Slow Motion

Stage combat is a skill that all actors and filmmakers should familiarize themselves with. When the actors and filmmaker know what they're doing, they can safely shoot fight scenes that look real. When they...[more]

Using Slow Motion in Romance Movies

Slow motion is a type of effect that can be used in many different styles of movies. Ultimately, the footage is recorded at the same speed, but then in post production is played at...[more]

How to Convert from a Higher to a Lower FPS Rate

Video’s real time playback speed is usually 30 fps (it’s really 29.97 fps and some cameras play back at 24fps). Changing the recording frame rate of the camera has the ability to create high...[more]

Converting Frame Rates In Compressor

Final Cut Studio’s Compressor allows users to add clips with different frame rates to the timelines, but these clips will have to be rendered before they can be outputted. While this task can be...[more]

How to Simulate Super Speed by Controlling Frame Rate

You can easily simulate super speed by controlling the frame rate of your video. This can either be done in camera or in an editing program. Both methods of obtaining super speed will give...[more]

Using Twixtor in Time-Travel Science Fiction Movies

Twixtor is an interesting plugin which can be used to change the frame rate. This makes it possible to speed up or slow down the frame rate of your film with ease. The plugin is...[more]

7 Benefits of Motion Analysis Video

Motion analysis technology for movies offers several advantages and benefits. This is considered cutting edge technology. The camera will track and record the actor’s movements, then this motion is inputted into a completely digital...[more]

Practical Uses of Twixtor

Twixtor can be used to slow down or speed up footage by changing the frame rate of the footage. It is very accurate and will eliminate many artifacts that can occur when the frame...[more]

3 Tips for Using ProAnimator

You can purchase ProAnimator in two different forms. The first is an application that stands alone on your computer. The second is a plug-in that you can integrate with other applications such as programs...[more]

5 Tips for Using Twixtor with Final Cut Pro

If you would like to learn how to use Twixtor with final cut pro, then follow these simple steps on how to use them together. Twixtor is a plug-in that can be used to...[more]

After Effects: Changing Frame Input and Output Rates

Adobe after effects allows editors to manipulate the frame rate when importing and exporting video. These manipulations can be done in either the Project Panel or Composition tab. Just by learning a few simple...[more]

Generating Perfect Oceans in Psunami

Psunami is a computer program that plugs in and can be used in conjunction with a camera. It can create advanced and detailed layouts of the surface of ocean waters and can consequently produce...[more]

Choreography: Shooting Slow Motion

When teaching choreography dances, sometimes it may be best to record the dance either using a slow motion camera or by simply slowing down the entire sequence. If a slow motion camera, however, is...[more]

Using Slow Motion In News Reports

News reports use slow motion in many different ways. In particular, weather will use a type of slow motion similar to many other news events. As with any slow motion usage, it is best...[more]

Four Tips for Using Slow Motion in Comedies

Slow motion is a special effect that can get a lot of laughs when it is properly used in comedy. The effect can be achieved either in camera or in post production with an...[more]

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