Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Digital and film damage, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Instructor] Sometimes you've got to spend a lot of time taking your pretty footage that was shot or acquired and damage it up. And that's exactly what this video is about. Exploring how to use digital damage inside of Sapphire. I'm in my Chapter 4_3 sequence. You can find that in your Chapter 4 bin, under the Exercise bin. Now what I'm going to do is actually under my Effects tab, Shift + 7 to open that out. So I'm going to come up to top of my Effects tab and actually just do a search for S_Digital. And, under Stylize, we've got a digital damage look.
Once I place this onto the clip, although nothing has updated just yet, if I start to scrub through it, I've got a lot of damage here that you see. The cool thing about this effect is that if I select it, go Shift + 5 to reveal that in Effect Controls, is that there are a certain amount of elements that are involved in the creation of this digital damage. All of them are controlled by the Intensity value. You can see there that increasing the Intensity increases the overall value, or overall intensity, of all of the elements, Freeze, Shift, Bright Noise, Pixelate.
And then you've got, also, a Time Intensity too, so you can play around with time and that number. And how often that, essentially, or this digital damage occurs over our beautiful footage of Seattle. One cool thing that you can do is choose which ones, first of all, you want to have involved. So scrolling down, in Effect Controls, I am going to actually just sort of turn off each of these elements. And this is just another great way of also figuring out what is involved. So if I simply just turn on Freeze, and scrub through the project, you'll see that there is a little bit of freeze noise that's sort of added at certain places where the video will go static and freeze.
If I add Shift to the mix, you can start to see how Shift is involved in that. Another cool thing is if you look under the element, there is a ton of defaults for each of the individual elements that make up your digital damage. You seriously have a lot of control in how that digital damage looks in what situations. If I go here and add some Block Noise, just to show you, I can go into its details, and increase the intensity of just the Block Noise, while leaving the other two amounts, the Shifts, as well as the Freeze, as is.
So it doesn't effect them all at once. So there's a lot of power to just control the individual elements. And, like many Sapphire effects, all of them are keyframeable in Premiere Pro, if you use the stopwatches. So there's a little introduction to creating some damage on your clips. I'm just going to actually remove this effect. Because it should be worth mentioning that there is another type of damage, S_Film. And you'll see that, under the Stylized category, there is a way to create film damage on your clip. And, very similar to digital damage, this effect has a series of elements used to create the damage, such as Scratches, Hairs, Dust, and Density.
The difference is you're going to just want to play around with the numbers and bring them down to zero, if you don't want Scratches or, let's say, Hair, in your video. So have some fun playing with film damage, as well as digital damage, to see how you can make your nice clean video nice and messy.
- Getting started with Sapphire
- Essential parameters
- Working with presets
- Adding transitions
- Creating photo-realistic lens flares
- Adding backgrounds and textures
- Building custom effects
- Working with Mocha