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  • Wed, May 2 2012 9:13 AM

    Avid FX, Camera DOF Effect

    Hello,

    I cannot find any related tutorial about this. I'm trying to do photo montage with a 3D-space effect, commonly done in AE. One thing I cannot seem to figure out is the camera dephth-of-field.

    I have three separate layers I called foreground, mid, background, each on a seprate Z-axis, inside a 3D container. But I cannot see any change when I switch the camera DOF on. I tried some camera movement/animation. Is it just on my preview?

    Any ideas? Any suggested settings/workflow on this kind of project?

    I really wish for a richer resource for AvidFX.

    Thanks.

     

     

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  • Wed, May 2 2012 9:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid FX, Camera DOF Effect

    Ervz Tia (Tikboy):

    I really wish for a richer resource for AvidFX.

     

    I agree, I just had to start using Avid FX with the move to MC6 and it's confusing to say the least. Hopefully maybe Douglas could do an overview of the interface, and explain why FX sometimes play or not, what preview to RAM actually does, and should I be concerned about the 'projects' that get saved when you leave the app.

    I did find a nice FX called 'Gradient blur' though, which is not exactly what you want but did give a pleasing fake 'shallow focus' type of effect.

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  • Wed, May 2 2012 12:54 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid FX, Camera DOF Effect

    I got your e-mail through vimeo.

     

    I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the Camera DOF functionality in AvidFX. But what I would do is just add a Gaussian Blur filter in between each layer and adjust the blur to your liking to create the depth of field you desire.

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  • Thu, May 3 2012 2:18 AM In reply to

    Thanks guys. Yeah, that's what I imagine as the alternative solution.

    It's just natural if the DOF thing work as it is meant to.

     


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  • Thu, May 3 2012 2:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid FX, Camera DOF Effect

    BTW, here's the tester im playing with>> FX_PhotoLayers

    somebody, please help me decode the DOF mystery!

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  • Thu, May 24 2012 4:14 AM In reply to

    Re: Avid FX, Camera DOF Effect

    Hello, did anyone played with this lately?

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