Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Shake, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- So, in this movie we are here to make our video shake. And under my effects tab, shift seven, if you want to open that up. Or we can switch to the effects tab workspace. What we are going to do is just do a search for S_shake, and we are going to see that this is actually under the Sapphire distort category, and I am just going to drag it on the clip on my video one track. It is a timelapse, and just to show you that everything is looking a lot more shaky. Now, the default shake has a certain amount of random parameters selected.
One is that there is a amplitude and frequency. This is really determining how much shake is happening, and how often it is shaking per second. I am really going to increase the frequency to 56. Now you can see here that there is a lot more shaking going on every single second. That was a little too intense, so I am going to go bring that down to 12. And I am also going to now increase the amplitude that was just above that and this is sort of the amount it shakes by in every single direction. So rather than micro-shakes right now, we have the, almost the end of the world occurring here on our video clip.
Or at least the camera person is jogging a little too fast. You have got different ways of playing with this, if you want more micro-shakes with a high frequency. Let me just bring this down to a value of point one. Look how small those shakes are, and if I increase the frequency there is less movement in x and y and more just microshakes. You do have additional parameters, things such as the Z distance, the idea of the phase that it is on, we can add motion blur on this particular effects, we can also decide to do, if we have extremely high amplitude shakes what is going to happen is watch me throw this clip off the screen, we can decide what happens when that occurs by playing around with the wrap.
So, if nothing happened, on x and y, I will just show you that, you can see here it is just the one video clip, however if we wanted that we could have it repeat on both of these accessed by either having it as a tile or a reflection. It is kind of cool about the reflection is it looks seamless. Getting down to further controls, we have got control over each of our individual x and y shake, as well as the z shake and a tilt. And you can control each of these and it would affect these rather than the overall shake, which amplitude and frequency affect.
Last but not least we have got the ability to, of course load presets with our shake. These are great starting places, depending on what you are looking for. Such as a earthquake, and if we look at that now, we can see that there are a series of parameters, that were applied to make this look like an earthquake. You might notice that I actually have a piece of text above this video clip. And that is just to show you that, don't forget you can apply Sapphire affects like a shake, I applied a shake now to my Miami, Florida text.
And if I go to load a preset and just choose that earthquake we choose in the last one and load that in, notice that now there is a shake also happening here with my text. If I wanted to just tweak that even further, I could increase the amplitude and the frequency, just so that it has its own custom shake, and we could really create some lovely distortion with our video clips with a ton of control using Sapphire shake.
- 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