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Hi

You may probably be able to download an effect clip with a bit of diligent searching, or if you want to TRY something with VP, perhaps along the lines suggested by Borate or you could experiment a bit around this idea....

You will  need an image generated in a graphics package similar to this...

lines-1.jpg

or you can copy StarTrek hyperspace drive images from the web and use those in a similar way as described below...

The image above  is a 16:9 jpg  of a simple long-pointed star with a black disc placed in the centre to cover up the convergence point. It was created in a graphics program

  • Place this on Track 1 and add a zoom effect so as to end up inside the central black circle.
  • Check it zooms in at a suitable speed by lengthening or shortening the duration of the clip. Lets say around 4 seconds.
  • Copy  the clip from the Video Track 1 and Paste (overlay) it onto Video Track 2.
  • Position it so it starts around 1 second after Track 1.
  • Add a Green Screen effect to Track 2 setting black to be transparent
  • Add a Rotation effect of a few degrees.
  • Copy the clip on Video Track 2 and Paste (Overlay) onto Video Track 3
  • Position it so it starts about 1 second after the clip on Video Track 2
  • Add a Rotation effect of a few degrees to the clip on Video Track 3
  • Continue until you have Video Track 4 complete when the sequence should have zoomed into the black centre of the frame.

aa.jpg

Obviously you will need to experiment to get just the effect you require. If you have a background clip of a cockpit with transparent windows simple place this above all the tracks so the effect is seen through the windows.

Hope this gives some ideas. There are a limited number of NCH clip art images you could  try if you right click the clip bin and select Add Images from NCH Clipart Library.

Nat

 

 

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Hi

Been playing with this a bit more and something possibly usable (and much simpler) might be done like this....

  • Download any image of a star field..
  • www.jpg
  • Add a Zoom effect right into the centre
  • Add a Motion blur effect set at maximum duration.
  • Put this on Track 1
  • Place your spacecraft (or Double Decker Bus) cockpit view on Track2 and make the windows transparent with Green screen.  (Here I am using a Star Wars Millennium Falcon cockpit view)
  • dd.jpg
  • Position the stars so the vanishing point (centre) looks to be in the window centre.
  • zz.jpg

Once through the timewarp (the zoom) add the star clip/image again with a slight colour change to give the impression that the region of space has changed. With suitable engine noise and whoosh sound effect this works reasonably well. ( But not QUITE like the film though. :))

There are lots of whooshes in the NCH Audio library. (Right Click the clip box and select Add Audio from the NCH Sound Library)

Have fun!

Nat

 

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Thanks for this!

A few questions:

1. For step 1, you added keyframes to animate the zooming into the centre?

2. Near the end when you say "once through the timewarp (zoom)...: do you mean once the zoom effect has stopped zooming in further and so we would be looking at a more or less still image?

2. Where did you get that star field image? It looks awesome.

3. Are there copyright issues if using the NCH audio clips?

 

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Hi Dallan

"1. For step 1, you added keyframes to animate the zooming into the centre? ..."

Yes. keeping the AR at 16:9 (If that's what you have, just set the first keyframe at minimum zoom.(All the frame) Slide the effect red cursor to end of the image clip (right hand end) and close zoom down to as small as possible. You can either monitor this in an enlarged clip preview or pull the ends of all four graph lines down (the orange keyframe markers)  so that they are all together at the right on the centre line. The preview should show a zoom in to the very centre of the frame.

"2. Near the end when you say "once through the timewarp (zoom)...: do you mean once the zoom effect has stopped zooming in further and so we would be looking at a more or less still image? .."

Yes...As it was just a test here I used the same starfield image but better still use a different one..After all it's presumably meant to be a different place in space. You could even add a planet, or use a planet surface...The first image zooms in and becomes the second image. I suggested a colour change to show it was "somewhere else"

As it's a sudden change try putting it on a higher track (shift the cockpit up to the top of course) and then use transparency or a short fade-in to make it appear more gradually as the zoom on the lower track ends. Playing around with these things is an excellent way of learning the program.

"2. Where did you get that star field image? It looks awesome. .."

There are many thousands of such images on the web.. Try here....These are in the public domain...

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b&q=starfield+images&tbm=isch&chips=q:starfield+images,g_1:public+domain&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj2qfX2o7vsAhVK8uAKHQSrDm4QgIoDKAF6BAgJEAk&biw=1024&bih=645

"3. Are there copyright issues if using the NCH audio clips? .."

No. They are available for you to use. For fun you could even record your own by saying "Schwooooooooooo" for the right length of time. :)

Have fun

Nat

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Hi Dallan

OK. It downloads and will play from the download folder. (At least here it does.) As this was just a test it needs a little more "tweaking" e.g. The green screen threshold needs adjusting to remove the white outline but I hope it gives you some ideas. It uses the same starfield as before but this fades through white for a second to come back in on one of my own Moon photos. This has suitable zoom and motion added to make it appear that the craft has materialized and is flying over the lunar surface. The Whoosh sound is followed at the white fadeout by one of the NCH explosion sound effects.

Nat

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