sparkle effect for wedding ring (wedding video)

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    • #46596
      vmorley
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      Hello!

      I was particularly impressed with the winner of Videomakers best event video "The Wedding of Lorna & William". I am editing a wedding video (my first ever!) & would like to do something similar to the above: make the wedding ring sparkle.

      I only have a still of the wedding ring on the brides finger & want to fade in (& out) a sparkle to draw attention to the ring. I use Vegas 6.

      Do I need any additional plugins (I have Pixelan’s Creativease already, but haven’t had any luck making sparkles with it), or is there some fairly straightforward way of doing it in vegas?

      Would appreciate your suggestions!

      Many thanks

      Virginia

    • #192060
      birdcat
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      Hi Virginia –

      Check out the line-up from Digital Juice – You could add lots of effects, like sparkle, using their motion design elements (kinda like clip art for video) – http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/product_volumes.asp?cid=1&pvid=11

      They also have two editors toolkits specifically for weddings – http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/product_volumes.asp?cid=1&pvid=4

      And a motion background (JumpBacks) for weddings – http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/products.asp?pid=13

      If you need RF music, they have really good stuff in their StackTraxx collections – http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/products.asp?pid=13

      These are top quality, royalty free assets for bargain basement prices – http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/product_volumes.asp?cid=1&pvid=8 or their BackTraxx collections – http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/product_volumes.asp?cid=1&pvid=1

      Good luck!

    • #192061
      vmorley
      Participant

      Thanks for your help Bruce!

      Looks like Digital Juice has the answer. I will investigate these!

      I also checked out Particle Illusion- in fact was able to download the SE version for 30 days. I achieved the sparkle, but somehow (& don’t know what is going on): it degraded (i.e. made the still image) very pixelated. The sparkle effect was good though. I wondered if it was because I was using the trial version- I couldn’t put effects over .AVI files either.

      Cheers!

      Virginia

    • #192062
      D0n
      Participant

      I’m partial to doing the effect in camera…. a simple four or six point starburst filter (make you own with a skylight filter/uv filter and a couple quick swipes with sandpaper) and a mini mag flashlight…

    • #192063
      D0n
      Participant

      if you’re looking for a simple, single starburst, before you spend your money, you may also consider using photoshop.

      make two versions of the image, add the starburst effect to one image, then layer the images in your nle and do a cross fade between the two images.

    • #192064
      Grinner Hester
      Participant

      Genarts Sapphire is your friend.

    • #192065
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Genarts wouldn’t help the original poster unless he had switched from Sony Vegas to a supported platform for Sapphire.

    • #192066
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Why not upgrade to Vegas 9 pro and use the new included plug-ins like rays or glint or whatever. there must be 2 or 3 different ways to do this in Vegas !

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