[Paid Gig] Plugin Request for Magix Vegas. Audio Driven Opacity track/

Miles-Thatch wrote on 8/13/2020, 1:57 PM

Good day, everyone.

This is a paid gig to develop a plugin for Sony Vegas that does one simple thing. Uses the audio from a an track to drive the opacity of a video track or video clip.

I'm looking for a visual effect / filter that I can apply to a graphical component which would allow me to use the amplitude of an audio track to drive the transparency / opacity parameter of a clip or video track. Currently I have to use After Effects with it's Audio to Keyframes feature to convert the amplitude and then use the data to drive the opacity to produce this effect. This process adds about 4 to 14 Hours of extra production time, as well as an extra 6 - 10 GB video file after render. I believe that both of these are unnecessary costs with just a bit of coding.

The ONLY alternative is Beat Reactor that is a part of Boris Effect Continuum which costs $928.38 CAD. And they insist that I can't License a single plugin and I need to buy / rent the whole damn package that includes a whole bunch of plugins I do not need and will never use.

Please DM me your offer and quote for the job.

The plugin features should include being able to select which audio track I want to use and which track channel (left or right) I want to set as the source of the signal. I also want to be able to set /adjust the sensitivity of the effect. Meaning being able to set the upper threshold threshold of how loud the audio track amplitude needs to get for the opacity to be at 100% visible. I would prefer a plugin the does it in real time as the video is being played back but I can work with a script too that converts the audio to envelope key-frames (only if there's no other way). The important part is being able to set the upper threshold / sensitivity.

Thank you.

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jetdv wrote on 8/13/2020, 2:05 PM

Scripts cannot see the audio level of an audio clip. So to do this, it would have to be able to read the actual audio file.

Miles-Thatch wrote on 8/13/2020, 2:53 PM

Scripts cannot see the audio level of an audio clip. So to do this, it would have to be able to read the actual audio file.

So instead of script, an actual insert plugin then? Boris FX has one but I can't silence it without licensing a whole bunch of other stuff I'll never use.

What is the file format of the video plugins? OFX or GFX something?

lenard-p wrote on 8/13/2020, 3:58 PM

 

The ONLY alternative is Beat Reactor that is a part of Boris Effect Continuum which costs $928.38 CAD. And they insist that I can't License a single plugin and I need to buy / rent the whole damn package that includes a whole bunch of plugins I do not need and will never use.

 

Have you used that plugin before . using it the way you outlined. How is it?

 

jetdv wrote on 8/13/2020, 5:58 PM

At one time I used a Blue Cat plugin which would create a series of keyframes on an audio event based on the audio level and was able to use that audio level to do automated voice overs. I don't know if this one would work the same as the 32-bit free one they used to offer.

https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_DPeakMeterPro/

With the one I used, you would have to play back the timeline and it would create a series of keyframes based on how loud the volume was. Then my script would read those volumes and do what was needed - in your case adjust the associated video opacity. If it works, at least it's only $99.

Miles-Thatch wrote on 8/16/2020, 12:45 PM

 

The ONLY alternative is Beat Reactor that is a part of Boris Effect Continuum which costs $928.38 CAD. And they insist that I can't License a single plugin and I need to buy / rent the whole damn package that includes a whole bunch of plugins I do not need and will never use.

 

Have you used that plugin before . using it the way you outlined. How is it?

 

I have not used it before. Only seen the presentation videos. The feature set lists what I need.

fr0sty wrote on 8/16/2020, 10:25 PM

You can try this in VEGAS Effects or Hitfilm (both are pretty much the same thing), then use the audio output to drive your opacity.

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michael-harrison wrote on 8/17/2020, 6:39 AM

I recommend you:

1) Download the BCC trial and see if the plugin you're trying to mimic does the job you need.

2) Take a look at the unit offerings they have to see if they'll meet your needs re. cost. https://borisfx.com/store/?collection=continuum-units&product=continuum-units-blur-and-sharpen

3) Consider going month to month for continuum if a unit won't do. That way you only pay if you're using it for a job. at $25/mo it's going to be hard to say that you can't afford it if you can afford custom programming.

 

I seriously doubt you're going to pay less for custom programming than you could pay using one of the payment options available from Boris

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