App to make Gunshots/Muzzle flashes?

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  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know of a good way to make muzzle flashes from gunfire?

    I found the FXhome software, but i really hate it. I don't like the program in general and it runs extremely slow b/c it's not a Universal Binary.

    suggestions?
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

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    If you have Final Cut Pro, Motion is probably what you're after.

    But really, it's only a one or two frame flash, right? I think the way I would do it is to use Photoshop to create a still image of the flash, and just put that over the video.
     
  3. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I use Shake, but it's overkill for a simple muzzle flash. I agree that the best thing to do would be to grab a paint program and paint what resembles the muzzle flash of your gun (you can check some of your favorite action movies for reference). Then bring it into Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro and use one of the blend modes to overlay the flash. I think the blend mode "Screen" would work pretty well.

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  4. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks a ton.

    i never even thought of painting it! thanks, thanks
     
  5. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    If you want a separate app that is very inexpensive and produces amazing results in all types of effects, check out EffectsLab from FXhome.

    FXhome Special Effects
     
  6. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already said i really don't like those products. They just ran all trashy on my computer. Everything was super slow.

    i think its cuz they're not binaries and i have an intel machine.
     
  7. damienvfx macrumors regular

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    Shake is pretty affordable now though. Might be a great way to go if you see doing more of these kinda things in the future.
     
  8. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well it's for kind of a comedy. it's not even a huge action thing.

    like one, two maybe three gun shots at the most. a nightmare sequence - not even a real fire fight.
     
  9. TheFuzz macrumors regular

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    check here. you should be able to use them in fce, right? i'm not sure what's missing in final cut express as i've never used it.
     
  10. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow, that's really cool! thanks!

    and for anyone reading the thread - click that link!
     
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    After Effects + Photoshop ftw.

    look for tutorials on videocopilot.net, they have some good ones for muzzle flashes and stuff.
     
  13. ivan grev macrumors newbie

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    gun muzzle flashes

    Is it possible to do the gun muzzle flashes using iMovie9 which does not have a time line to accurately place the flash?
     
  14. AWalkerStudios macrumors member

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    I usually bring my files into Photoshop and edit them there. Photoshop recognizes video files with no problem and let's you edit frame by frame. Tedious yes but it does give you full control.
     

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