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  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 1:50 PM

    • cocarroll
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    Extending a clip in AvidFX

    Hi,

    I have just finished quite a complicated animated opening title clip in AvidFX and realised that I have not left any time to dwell on the final title, so I need to add three seconds onto the clip without disturbing the previous timings. The timing of the clip is quite comlicated with the "camera" following a row of "typeon" dots - a bit like a reverse PacMan where the dots are appearing rather than disappearing!

    Is this possible to do without having to move all the keyframes and re-sync each one individually?

    Thanks,

    C.

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  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 3:06 PM In reply to

    • Pheral
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    Re: Extending a clip in AvidFX

    I would probably just try this first:

    Duplicate the sequence first.  From the effects editor (not the Avid FX editor) drag the effect clip to a bin.  then delete the effect from the exiting clip in the timeline.  Extend the clip for the additional time you need, leaving its in-point intact.  Drag the effect clip onto your newly extended clip.  Either render for review or enter the Avid FX editor to check the timing.  I think Avid FX may leave your keyframes where they originally were.

     

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  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 3:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Extending a clip in AvidFX

    Unfortunately it just stretched all the frames out over the extended time. My guess is that I have to do something in AvidFX itelf. I have look in Preferences and Project settings where it shows the length of the clip, but you can't change it there. I have also tried to drag a clip to the right so that it's end keyframe is further on the timeline, but It won't let me navigate out to there.

    I also tried to "Insert Composition" but it inserts it horizontally rather than vertically.

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  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 5:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Extending a clip in AvidFX

    Try as I suggest above, but before you do, go into the effect in Avid FX editor and select Window/Show Keyframe Palette.  In the dialog that opens, check the box that says Keep Keyframe Time, then Save the effect.  Then do the steps above in my first post.

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  • Fri, Jul 22 2016 7:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: Extending a clip in AvidFX

    Thanks Pheral. That did the trick - I knew there had to be a way! I didn't have to do any copying of the FX in MC. All I did was enable the "Keep Keyframe Time", "Apply" and then stretch the clip in MC. When I went back to FX, the final keyframe was where it was and there was 5 more seconds of blank - exactly what I was after Smile

    Thanks again,

    C.

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