Nov 23rd 2016 Bounce Pack - In Depth Training Video

Welcome to the In-Depth-Video about Film Impact's Bounce Pack

Bounce Pack is an incredible powerful set of video transitions.
It allows you to quickly create smooth animations within Premiere without having to jump to After Effects.
Here are a few examples of things that can be achieved with Bounce pack.

We'll start off slowly with a small sequence that contains three elements and a white background.
These are two dimensional graphic elements.
And what I like to do is to add a 3D feel to it by applying the "Impact 3D Flip".
Having this applied to the little man on the right will immediately show the effect.
It is a cool 3D reveal with motion blur and a nice bouncy effect.
Let's click the transition in the sequence and head over to the Effect Controls Tab.
Here we can find the parameter controls.
The animation curve that you see over here, will show you visually how the bounce is moving throughout the transition.
See how we can easily tweak the animation by changing just three parameter controls.
We can change the initial velocity, the number of bounces, and the elasticity of the bounce.
Changing the bounce type to "Overshoot" will give another type of animation that is affected by frequency, amplitude and decay.
This is fun to play around with!
Compare this to animating with key frames.
Can you imagine the amount of time this will save you for this kind of animation?

Now look at the quality of the motion blur. This is incredible!
Can you imagine our plugins take up to a 128 motion blur steps to give it that really smooth looking - high quality blur?
Bounce Pack renders very quickly especially considering the amount of blur it processes.
Moving on with this particular animation, I'm going to choose a nice curve that I'm happy with.
Let's copy and paste this transition to the little guy on the left.
Invert the angle to make it move in the opposite direction.
I like to have a different transition length here to give it a dynamic feel.
Doing the same for the light unit above will give this animation! Isn't that cool?

Let's create another animation with a lot more elements.
I'm going to import a layered Photoshop file.
When you import a Photoshop file, Premiere shows a couple of options.
We don't want Premiere to merge all the layers; Instead I'm going to choose:
"import as: sequence"
This will create a sequence with all the layers visible, just like in Photoshop.
To create a nice dynamic animation, I'm going to create an offset of 2 frames for each layer.
Usually having 1 or 2 frames offset is enough for the final dynamics of the effect.
Now I'm going to choose a transition that will work with this particular image.
I'm going to choose "Impact Pop" and tweak the animation curve.
Set the duration of the transition to about two seconds.
And here is the cool part: Select the transition and copy it.
Now select all the in-points of the stacked layers by Command-Dragging them all.
Then all we need to do now is "Paste"!
There you have it: Isn't that just incredible?
If you want to tweak some more, go right ahead.
Select the top transition. Change the parameter controls. Copy the transition.
Again select All the in points and "Paste" it to all the layers.

Did you ever think about accomplishing this effect so quickly right within Premiere Pro?
This is the power and beauty of Bounce Pack!
Thank you for watching.

Bounce Pack - In Depth Video Episode 2 from FilmImpact.net on Vimeo.

filmimpact.net/plugin/bounce-pack/

Nov 23rd 2016 Impact Dissolve - In Depth Training Video

Welcome to the first In-Depth-Video by Film Impact

This episode we'll be talking about the Mother of all video transitions: The Dissolve.
The default cross dissolve built into Premiere Pro has an issue that becomes visible in certain situations.
To overcome this, we've built a new tool for you to use.

But what exactly is wrong with the built-in Cross Dissolve?
I'm going to demonstrate this using a sequence with a white color matte placed on top of a black background.
We are rendering in Linear Color space. This option is set in the sequence settings.
The Lumetri Scope Panel is open to visualize the color information.
Now look what happens when we apply the default cross dissolve to the white color matte.
I'm using the arrow keys to play back the transition frame by frame.
As you can see there is a huge jump from zero to about 22 percent during the first frame of the cross dissolve.
This is quite a leap which doesn't feel smooth at all.
I can try to fix this issue by changing the length of the transition - Let's make it twice as long - But still the first frame goes from zero to about 16 percent.
This is undesired behavior if you like to create a smooth dissolve.

One of the reasons why the default cross dissolve feels rough, is because it works with a linear curve.
A linear curve is basically a straight line that goes from zero to a hundred percent.
We would rather like to use a smooth curve like so.

This is the reason why we've re-created the cross dissolve and called it: Impact Dissolve.
So let's exchange the Cross Dissolve for the Impact Dissolve and see what is happening in the Lumetri Scopes.
The scopes indicate a more graceful start and ending of the transition.
Compared to the Cross Dissolve the Impact Dissolve will feel far more elegant.

Impact Dissolve comes with an added option for doing a 'Film Dissolve'
If we apply a dissolve in between two clips, colors may become a bit dull right in the middle of the transition.
To keep the colors more vibrant, select the transition, go to the effects controls tab
and change the dissolve type to 'Film Dissolve'.

I would say: from now on your default video transition should be The Impact Dissolve.
Let's change that right now.
Right click the Impact Dissolve in the effects browser and select 'Set as default transition'.
Next time you would like to add a dissolve, just select a cut and press Command 'D' (Control 'D' for Windows users).
This will apply the Impact Dissolve.

And here is the best part: It's is free!
Just download the "Transition Pack 1 Demo" from our website.
This pack comes with a couple of free transitions including the Impact Dissolve.
The other video transitions in the pack are watermarked for you to try.

Thank you for watching and stay tuned for more In-Depth-Videos by Film Impact.

Impact Dissolve - In Depth Video Episode 1 from FilmImpact.net on Vimeo.

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Nov 3rd 2016 What is new in Premiere Pro CC 2017?

It is always a pleasure to see new Creative Cloud Updates coming our way! Premiere Pro CC 2017 brings cool new features to your favorite editing program.

Many of you will probably like added GPU accelerated Effect and a more streamlined integration of Dynamic Link between After Effects and Premiere Pro. Other added and improved features include: Improved Lumetri color correction tools, Visual keyboard shortcut mapping, Improved VR support and Improved Audio FX. 

Below is a list of added and updated features for you to enjoy:

Collaborating using Team Projects (Beta)

This release introduces Team Projects, a hosted service for CC enterprise users that lets editors and motion graphics artists work collaboratively in projects within Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Prelude CC. This service adds deep collaboration features such as version history and smart conflict resolution.
More information about working simultaneously in shared video projects.

New VR support

You can work with stitched equirectangular video to show field-of-view, enabling you to replicate viewing experiences while you edit your content. Premiere Pro now auto-detects the ingested VR media type and determines the proper VR settings. You can easily add a metadata flag to your content so that VR-capable video players, such as YouTube or Facebook, automatically recognize that your content is 360-degree.
More information about support for VR workflows

Enhanced open captions

Premiere Pro allows editors to create Open Captions, also known as subtitles, which are captions burned into the video stream. You can create, import and export XML and SRT files. In the Captions panel, you can create caption blocks, add text, and change the text formatting.
More information about working with captions

Visual Keyboard shortcut mapping

This allows you to optimize your workflow by mapping your keyboard to functionality that you use very frequently.
More information about Keyboard shortcurts in Premiere Pro CC

Refined Lumetri color tools

Enhanced color grading that works great with HDR footage.
More information about High Dynamic Range Controls

Improved Live Text Template

You can now use Live Text Templates to include dynamic graphics with video content in Premiere Pro. Since this helps you to directly edit the text within those graphics, saving a round trip to After Effects.
More information about using a live text template capsule (.aecap) file in Premiere Pro

Dynamic Link

Dynamic Link between Premiere Pro and After Effects is improved, making working with both applications more streamlined.

Improved Audio Effects

Some effects are updated adding higher quality sound processing and improved fidelity. Here is a list of updated effects:

  • Adaptive Noise Reduction
  • Dynamics Processing
  • Parametric Equalizer
  • Automatic Click Remover
  • Studio Reverb
  • Analog Delay
  • Chorus/Flanger
  • DeHummer
  • Guitar Suite
  • Phaser
  • Single Band Compressor
  • Tube Modeled Compressor
  • Vocal Enhancer 
  • Multi-Band Compressor

Support for extra file formats

Along with more efficient ingest of camera media, this version also provides for native QT DNxHD / DNxHR export.

More information about the features of Premiere Pro can be found here: New Premiere Pro Features Summary.

Continue reading: Creative Cloud Update Recommendation

Nov 2nd 2016 Creative Cloud Update Recommendation

Adobe has released another big update on their entire range of Creative Cloud Applications. All professional video applications like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder and others have now been updated to version CC 2017. 

Updates are always cool because they usually add new features to programs we use on a daily basis. However: We always recommend people to be careful when updating.

Updating your Premiere project to CC 2017 is a one way street. You don't get to switch back easily. This is why we recommend updating after you finished your current project. This saves you from disaster if something was to break or work differently in the new version.

How to update safely?

Did you know you can have multiple version of the same Adobe Application side by side? This is a very effective solution to update more safely. It allows you to finish your project in the older application version and start off new projects with the new one. Here is how:

When the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop asks you to update your applications, please consider turning Off the advanced option 'Remove older versions'.

Turn off the advanced option 'Remove older version' to keep the older versions

Switching OFF this checkbox allows you to keep the older version of the creative cloud applications. They can work safely side by side allowing you to move over to CC 2017 when you are ready.

 

Sep 6th 2016 V3.5 Update

Our V3.5 update adds CUDA and OpenCL support

What does this mean?

All our plugins now follow the CUDA and OpenCL render path using Adobe Premiere. This generally improves the render speeds significantly for our GPU accelerated packs (Transition Pack 2, Transition Pack 3 and Bounce Pack). It also adds the ability to use our transitions with different blend modes. 

What products are updated?

Our entire product line has been updated:

  • Transition Pack 1
  • Transition Pack 2
  • Transition Pack 3
  • Bounce Pack

Is this update free?

YES! Everyone that has bought one of our products after October 2013 can update for free!

Get your updated copy now

Jun 21st 2016 Creative Cloud 2015.3 Update

Today Adobe comes with a big update on their entire set of creative applications including Adobe Premiere Pro. This update has performance improvements, product enhancements and support for new formats like Red Weapon 8K and Red Raven.

If you are working with high resolution videos (4K, 5K, 8K and beyond), you will be very pleased with the new Proxy Workflow. Other enhancements include: Editing and Delivering 360 VR Videos and improved Lumetri Color Tools. 

Dave Helmly shows many of the new features in a video walkthrough:

Here are a few new tutorials by Adobe that may be of interest to you:

New proxy workflows in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 

Learn how to generate proxies of your media for working on lighter-weight devices, and easily switch between original high-resolution and proxy low-res files.

Edit and deliver 360 VR video 

Learn how to work with VR media directly, including stereo media, so you can edit sequences, apply special effects, and output 360-degree projects tagged properly for media players.

Using the Lumetri color tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 

Learn how the Lumetri Color panel helps you make quick and advanced color adjustments to your video, including white balancing, color grading, secondary color changes, and creative vignettes.

Change or correct a specific color with HSL Secondaries in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 

Learn how secondary color correction works by applying nuanced color adjustments to specific color pixels based their hue, saturation, and luminance values.

 

Feb 9th 2016 NEW: Bounce Pack

Animate logos, titles, lower 3rds and more

BOUNCE PACK is a special set of transitions that will produce stunning animations.
The box consists of seven energetic video transitions designed for creating
beautiful logo reveals, title animations, lower 3rds and any other graphic elements.

These FX are GPU accelerated.
Visual controls make it fun and easy to play with.
It is a very fast and clever way to animate layers right within Premiere Pro.
 
Now available for Premiere Pro CC!

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Jan 28th 2016 Free Updates: Transition Pack 1, 2 and 3

Transition Pack 1 just got updated to version 3.2.1

What's new?

  • Improved Blur algorithm
  • Overall render speed has significantly improved
  • Memory Management is now done by Premiere
  • Fix for Windows users: Dialogs now adapt to Display Scaling Settings
  • Finally we've improved the alpha handling of Impact Chaos

Transition Pack 2 got updated to version 3.2.9

What's new?

  • Memory Management is now done by Premiere
  • Fix for Windows users: Dialogs now adapt to Display Scaling Settings
  • Impact Wipe: Compatibility fix for Intel Iris Pro video cards

Transition Pack 3 got updated to version 3.0.5

What's new?

  • We've fixed an undesired tiny gray line that could appear when rendering white objects on top of a white background
  • Memory Management is now done by Premiere
  • Minor fix for Windows users: Dialogs now adapt to Display Scaling Settings

Download your free updated copy now!

Jan 27th 2016 Premiere Pro CC 2015.2 Update

Adobe just released Premiere Pro CC 2015.2

The Premiere Pro CC 2015.2 update is fixes multiple bugs as described here. We found this update greatly improves memory usage when using 3rd party video transitions like ours. That is why we recommend you move forward to this version as soon as you can. Please keep in mind we generally recommend to wait before installing any update if you are in the middle of a big project and things are working well for you.

 

  • Dynamic Animations

    Bounce Pack is a set of energetic video transitions specially designed for creating beautiful logo reveals, title animations and lower 3rds. Learn more…

  • Transition Pack 3 for Adobe Premiere CC 2017, 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6 & CS5.5

    10 Additional quality video transitions for Premiere Pro. GPU accelerated for high performance! Try for free!

  • Transition Pack 1 for Adobe Premiere CC 2017, 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6 & CS5.5

    10 High quality video transitions for Premiere Pro are now available. These transitions have a 64-bit-multicore-engine to deliver both speed and quality! Now including: Impact Dissolve!

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