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Offline massarosareloud

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Force Frame Blending in Sony Vegas
« on: May 31, 2012, 02:11:32 PM »
Hi everyone,
I am making a movie right now, and I have a couple scenes which I've undersampled to about 6 fps (24x0.25 undersample rate=6fps) and I want to force Vegas to frame blend in between those frames. The scene is supposed to represent the main character after he uses drugs, so it needs to be somewhat trippy (for lack of a better word). I wish I could find a sample video, but I am having trouble. If you've ever watched the TV show House, often when House is on drugs, they will undersample the video and then sort of drag the last frame along with the next upcoming frame and it creates a blurry, dreamy video.

I hope I am clear enough here, I am not sure how to be more clear so if anyone needs clarification I can do my best. And more hopefully, if anyone can recommend an effects package or a way to do this within Vegas that'd be great.
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Offline 1074

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Re: Force Frame Blending in Sony Vegas
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 03:36:13 PM »
I'm not at home, so I can't fire up Vegas and try, but my initial guess would be to maybe split the video up onto 2 video tracks, and dissolve back and forth with an overlap??

That's just the first thing that pops into my overworked brain...  ;D
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Offline massarosareloud

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Re: Force Frame Blending in Sony Vegas
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 05:08:29 AM »
Let me see if I can get that worked out. Thanks for the idea!
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Offline martyboy

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Re: Force Frame Blending in Sony Vegas
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 12:42:25 AM »
you could drop the clip you want to look trippy onto the timeline then create another two video tracks then drop the same clip on to them,then advance the middle clip one or two frames and then advance the lower clip a further one or two frames,now on the top and middle video tracks drag the opacity bar to about half way (hover pointer around the top of the video track pointer will turn in to a hand with a pointing finger,left click to drag) You can play around and add more tracks or advance more frames etc to get the look you want. Adding effects like blur and lightrays etc could  be used to good effect aswell. Hope this helps.....marty

Offline massarosareloud

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Re: Force Frame Blending in Sony Vegas
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 08:39:04 AM »
Hahaha, martyboy, I did exactly that and I've just come back here to report my success! I'll bring up a preliminary render later tonight if I remember to show you how it looks.

Thanks 1074 and martyboy!
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Offline massarosareloud

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Re: Force Frame Blending in Sony Vegas
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 08:53:06 PM »
Here we go: unfortunately it is very very very heavily compressed, but I promise it looks much better than the video permits. Thanks for the help everyone!

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9484/wo5k.mp4
CAMERAS: T2i | PowerShot A570 - CHDK Enabled | PowerShot A460 - CHDK Enabled
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