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I think the Lighting 2 effect would be easier and do exactly what you want. You just need to enable "Thunder Flash" and then set the "Core Size" and "Glow Size" to zero. Doing this gives you a similar flash.

Ash


Thanks so much. I'll try it
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Its actually not so much where the flash is coming from, no need to mask it. What I meant by showing you that is how smooth the flashes look, in comparison to if I adjusted the brightness of the image at random points. It wouldn't look like real lightning flashes. Again, I apologize for how unclear and stupid this sounds lol.


Actually, I think I got it. I'll use old movie and adjust the noise option at random intervals and that might work
Quote The easiest way to do what you're looking for is to use keyframes to set the overall brightness at a low level then jump up to a higher brightness for a frame or two and go back down. You'll have to do it several times in random locations to make it look like real lightning. Ther are actually several FX with lightning bolt shapes if that's of any interest.

The windows scene in the linked video is much more complex, because you'd need to have a mask in the shape of the window to only brighten things showing through it, and then to also light up the inside frame on the brightest flashes.


Its actually not so much where the flash is coming from, no need to mask it. What I meant by showing you that is how smooth the flashes look, in comparison to if I adjusted the brightness of the image at random points. It wouldn't look like real lightning flashes. Again, I apologize for how unclear and stupid this sounds lol.
Quote Well you can do that with a combination of lighting changes and keyframes, or you can try the Old Movie FX:



Yeah I tried using old movie, I don't think there's any way to make the flicker brighter and darker. Like I mean how it flickers stays constant, I want it to grow really bright, then dark, then kind of bright, then dark. I could always hit split and make each image brighter but it doesn't give off a flashing effect, you know? Sorry this sounds extremely unclear, I just really don't know how to explain it lol. I'll give an example of what I preferred it to look like:

Go to this video and to the time stamp 10:01. See how it flashes there?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9x7LwN2fk
I don't mean like a PiP object, but like an effect you can apply to an image that makes the image brighten and darken, like thunder. Similar to the old movie effect
Quote The rain is too fine and does not work well. Just use the fx Rain. You can adjusted it to your liking.


Yeah I don't mean to sound picky, but the fx rain does this thing at the beginning where it starts slowly coming down, I just want it to instantly come down, and I don't know how to remove that feature. Is there a way?
So I'm trying to use this effect for my video to simulate a rainy background:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvix77OuiXY

Whenever I apply chroma key, the rain disappears. Not much other people seem to be having this problem. I tried downloading in the highest quality but it still wouldn't work.
Hi there, when I put images in my timeline and press play, for some reason in the video box to the right the image shows up brighter than what it normally looks like, and only darkens when I click on it. When I export the file, it goes back to normal. Is there a way I can turn this off (or something) because it gets irritating because for the type of videos I make I need to know how bright the image is actually going to be when I export it.

Here you can see how bright the image is supposed to be as opposed to when I drag it into the timeline:
https://imgur.com/a/BHatXNy
Quote Jeff provided you with the answer to all of your questions in the other thread you started. Please review the linked page there which details the items contained in every single pack, including where you will find each kind of object inside PD.

For blending effects, I suggest starting with Content Pack Premium 2.


apologies, I missed the parts where they tell you how to find each effects. Pretty stupid on my part :p
Quote Your screenshot is of the Particle Room (F6). PiP objects are in the next icon up, Video Overlay (PiP Objects) (F5)


ah sorry. Ok now that that's figured out it appears that I actually do have the PiP objects, but I think I still don't have the blending effects. Just for clarification because of my past mistake, which room is the one for blending effects?
Quote What type of license do you have, perpetual or subscription? Can you post a screen capture pic of the edit interface with a room opened that you have missing features? Issue might be as simple as project aspect ratio that is limiting some features like perhaps "Titles" so the pic may help us see what you have.

Jeff


So yeah, it appears I received all of the transitions but nothing else. Odd.
Quote What type of license do you have, perpetual or subscription? Can you post a screen capture pic of the edit interface with a room opened that you have missing features? Issue might be as simple as project aspect ratio that is limiting some features like perhaps "Titles" so the pic may help us see what you have.

Jeff


Hey there, sorry about the late response. I am using perpetual. Here is a screenshot example of what Content Pack Premium 1 is supposed to give me and a screenshot of the transition room, PiP objects, and effects room where everything is missing.
https://imgur.com/a/WfK1Be0
I just realized something even weirder. . .apparently I have all of the transitions I was supposed to receive but I still am missing PiP objects and blending effects. . .that's just for Content Pack 1, I'll do a more thorough search to see what I do and don't have.
So I installed six different Content Packs for PowerDirector 18, and I previously asked a question on this forum about what effects they gave me and someone sent me a list, however I don't have any of the effects promised in that list. Did I somehow install them wrong? Is there a reason they are not showing up? Does the fact I still have PowerDirector 14 on my computer affect anything?

I downloaded:
Content Pack Essential
Content Pack Premium 1
Content Pack Premium 2
Content Pack Premium 3
Content Pack Premium 4
Content Pack Premium 5
Quote You should be able to find you six content packs by name here: https://www.cyberlink.com/support/faq-content.do?id=25083 and see what each one contained.

Jeff


Thank you SO MUCH!
So I installed the six content packs, but I don't think they changed anything. Should it have changed anything? What are they? What do they do? I was hoping they would give access to more effects for my videos but I don't see any new effects in the effects room. (PowerDirector 1
I'm having a problem with a video I was making. I was working on it and I had one image at the top, text underneath, and other overlaying images and they were all showing up. But halfway through the making of the video Powerdirector decided to only show the image on top and anything underneath won't appear. There's no information on how to fix this anywhere so I just decided to post it here. Please let me know what's wrong.
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