how to use Twixtor -

Last December I received an email from a friend with a link to a video shot on a Canon 7D at 60 fps and using the plug-in Twixtor to raise the slow-motion effect.

The result was hypnotizing and Twixtor became very very popular.

Problem is, if Twixtor can give amazing effects it requires, like many other tools, a bit of settings and a good understanding of the overall process.

Fortunately, Elliott. G. Montello did a tutorial on how he used the plug-in, with After Effects, to ‘Twixtorize’ fire, one of the hardest element to slow down, with water.

The tutorial is very well done, it’s clear and you get to see all the settings directly on screen, a time-savior for beginners.

Here is Montello first tip before you watch the video:

Before you start, for best results use a shutter speed that will match your final framerate to avoid blurry slow motion. Also, use the highest framerate setting on your camera possible e.g. 60p, 60i or if you are using a 5D Mark II use 30p; The more frames Twixtor gets to play with, the better!

A second tutorial, that hasn’t been posted yet was mentioned. Let’s hope a sudden wave of clicks will motivate Montello, we would be all very happy!

(thanks to @PhilipBloom)

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By mentorless| 4 Comments | Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools

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  1. Hey buddie thanks for the write up on the tut, here is it part 2 :)

    • Thanks Elliott,
      will share shortly!

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