The colorful title that is packed with effects (with text) has already been created with proDAD Heroglyph using Alpha Keys (saved as a *.tif file).
Use the following settings for single frame export in Heroglyph.
1. Use as a plug-in:
The title you have created can subsequently be imported, for example into the video editing software Timeline (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro), go to the Adobe Premiere Effects folder. Once the Video effects folder is open, you will see the proDAD folder, which contains the Vitascene Filter.
Now hold down your left mouse button and drag the Vitascene filter onto the clip in the Timeline. Vitascene will start automatically, now choose a suitable video effect from the Filter Templates (for example Ray #390). A playback of the current video clip with the selected video effect will appear in the Vitascene preview window.
Once the project has been edited and completed in Vitascene, simply press the F12 key or click on the symbol to return to Adobe Premiere Pro.
This will automatically save the Vitascene project.
2. Stand-alone use:
Or import the title direct into Vitascene, in order to apply the Ray filter or to modify the title with drifting light reflections by using Key frames.
First start Vitascene, then go to the Filter-Presets and select the Ray filter (e.g. effect #390) by double clicking in the Vitascene preview window. The effect is applied to the title (created in proDAD Heroglyph) and light reflections are visible at the preview stage.
After saving the effect, the desired background (image or clip) will no longer be visible in the preview window. To import our previously created image, go to the Navigation Menu in the Source field and click on the Video A option.
This opens the Video A dialogue box. In the Source field click on the Type of fill option, this opens a drop-down menu; select the Image / animation option. Then click on the Folder button - to the right next to the Image drop-down menu - to select our image file, for example, and import the file with the help of the Image option. The format 720×576 Pixel RGB + Alpha is displayed within the details of the graphics used.
The image file appears immediately in the Vitascene preview window (with the Ray filter already integrated).
For this workshop, use the original image without additional settings.
Now go to the Navigation menu in the Parameter field and click on the Filter option.
This opens the Filter dialogue box with various settings for the active Ray filter.
Here you can modify the settings for the Ray filter, but first go to the preview window and check whether the Keyframes option is activated (key points during the course of an animation, which have various properties at pre-determined times).
Without activation of the Keyframes option no changes in the effect, in relation to the progress of an animation, will be shown. In this case, the settings will apply to all points in time during an animation.
Now alter the setting for the Length option, selecting a value of 24%, for example, and set the reduce f
licker controller to 35%.
Now select the Bright Edge setting from the Scan Mode drop-down menu.
In addition, set the Threshold controller to 20% and, in the Method drop-down menu, select the Motion Beam setting.
Set the Exposure controller to 4.50 and the Zoom controller to 1%.
The preview window will now display the effect of the Ray filter on the image used as follows. Clear light reflections are visible within the Vitascene text, which run from the centre of the image to the edge of the text.
Now alter the Ray effect with the help of the controller :
Composite = 0%
Scene-Intensity = 100%
And set the Glow-Intensity = 55%.
Leave the Highlight Color option as white and Highlight -Intensity at 25%.
Now select the Tint-Color Red (in relation to the rays of light), set the Tint-Intensity to 200% and Exposure Tint to 1.15.
The preview window will now display the effect of the Ray filter on the image used as follows. Clear light reflections as well as Red discoloration is visible within the Vitascene text.
Finally alter the position of the source of the rays of light in a horizontal and vertical direction, use Key frames to do this (at the beginning and end of the animation).
First place the slider (position in the time axis beneath the preview) at the beginning of the animation.
Then move the Horizontal controller to -57% and the Vertical controller to 46%.
The preview appears as follows.
Now place the slider (position in the time axis beneath the preview) at the end of the animation.
Then move the Horizontal controller to 57% and the Vertical controller to 46%.
The preview appears as follows.
Now start an animation in the preview window with the help of the Play button. You will notice that the light reflections move during the course of the animation. This movement is created by placing a beginning Key frame and an end Key frame. Of course, you can position further Key frames during the course of the animation. To do this, you need to place the slider in the required position and then alter the effect properties using the controller. Repeat this for each Key frame within the animation.
Naturally, you can shift Key frames within the Timeline, to do this place your mouse on a Key frame, hold down the left mouse button and drag it to a new position in the Timeline. You can also delete Key frames during the course of an animation, to do this place the slider on the corresponding Key frame and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
To round off, click on the Color Adjustment option in the Navigation menu.
This opens the Color adjustment dialogue box, which provides access to the following display settings for the image or video material used.
All the details of Colour Adjustment can be seen by clicking here.
This completes application of the Ray filter.
More details of the Ray filter can be seen by clicking here.