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Making your own visual effects without special equipment

Most computers today come with a video editing software that at least has basic functions that one would need to create many different kinds of visual effects. All you need for the two most common visual effects are a computer with a movie maker and a digital camera that shoots video. The most commonly used visual effects are stop-motion and Jump cut editing.

To create stop-motion of say your pen opening itself you would take a series of photos with a slight change in position in every shot. Then at the end you take all the shots and play them together at about .5-1 second per image and it will look like the object is moving on its own. This is particularly useful for when you want to make a person look like they are jumping into an object or flying.

Jump cut, is the most commonly used technique for visual effects. What you do is film the person or object that you want to disappear, then stop filming remove them from the camera's view and the continue filming. When the two shots are played together as one then it appears that the person or object disappears. You can use this technique to make someone appear and disappear anywhere in your shots.

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My Sony Multi-Function DVD Recorder does not recognize my Canon HG10 USB connection, for creating a DVD directly from the Canon HDD. Is there a work around?

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I have recently bought a Samsung Camcorder Model #MX20 with the Cyberlink Media Show 4 software. When installed on my laptop, everything works well, but when installed on my desktop, I cannot get the video picture when playing it back, only the sound. - After asking around, I was informed that the problem might be something to do with the required "codec" and to download the VLC Media Player which has all the required codec info. After downloading VLC I was able to view the video pictures with the VLC Media Player. - Although I can now view the pictures, it does not help when trying to use the Cyberlink software when editing the videos, as the original problem still exists. - What do I need to do to get the Cyberlink software to become functional in this area? - Mike

After the conversation today, I was able, with your suggestions, to view my video pictures, but the core of the problem still remains. I still need to use the Cyberlink software (or equivalent) as it has all the working tools to edit, fix and create slideshows, make DVDs and create different effects etc. The only thing that it did not do, when installed on my desktop, was to display the video pictures from my camcorder. As the system works perfectly well on the laptop, I feel that there is something missing in my desktop computer. With that in mind, I have arranged to try out the software with my videos on a friend's computer in the next few days and hope to pin-point the problem. As my friend has just built his own computer, he may be able to put his finger on the missing hardware or software. If we come up with an answer, I can post it up on this site.
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