Light Streak Freeze Frame Effect for Avid Media Composer

You can create some amazing effects using
a combination of Avid Marquee and Avid Media Composer. Check this out. To create this effect, park over a frame within
your sequence that you want to freeze. Then click on the Composer window fast menu. Now click on the match frame button within
the tear off tool palette. Navigate to the Clip menu and choose a one
second freeze frame. Then select a media drive. Choose an open bin to save your frame freeze
and press the ok button. Press the Splice in button to insert your
freeze between into the your sequence. Now place the playhead indicator over the
freeze frame. Navigate to the Clip menu and choose New Title. Click on the Marquee button. After the Marquee title tool opens, click
on the pen or shape tool. Now carefully trace around your object. After you’ve traced around your object navigate
to the file menu and choose Save to Bin. Give your title a name and press ok. Within Avid Media Composer choose a bin to
save your title. Navigate to the Avid timeline turn off all
the audio tracks and make sure V1 is the only track that is turneded on. Now press the mark clip button. Use the keyboard shortcut Command Y to add
a video track. Patch the V1 source track to V2. Then press the red overwrite button. Move the position indicator back over top
of your freeze frame. Press the mark clip button again. Press Command Y to add another video track. Now patch the V1 source track to V3. Press the red overwrite button again. Click on the freeze frame that’s on V1 with
the red segment arrow. Use the keyboard shortcut command C to copy
the clip. Move your playhead indicator to the end of
the timeline. Now use the keyboard shortcut command V to
paste the clip. Using the red segment arrow, double click
on the white title matte clip that’s on V3. Using the red segment arrow, drag the freeze
frame that you created into the fill area for the V1.2 fill track. Navigate to the Effects palette within the
Avid project window. Look for the BCC lights category and find
the BCC Rays Puffy filter. Drag the BCC Rays Puffy filter on to the white
title matte that is on V2. Turn on the V2 track and turn off the V3 track. Move this monitor icon onto the V3 track. Now press the effect mode button. Twirl down the disclosure triangle for the
Title Matte category. Activate the Apple to Title-Matte option. Within the Composer window more the position
indicator to the first frame of the clip. Click on the add keyframe button. Adjust this red cross hair off to the side
of the image. Now move the playhead indicator to the last
frame of the clip. Move the red cross over to the other side
of the image. Within the effect editor window press the
render effect button and then press ok. Okay, back up to the front of the sequence
and watch the final composite. For other great tips like this or to enroll
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