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DVEs: Lower Thirds - Volumes 1-3 : Plugins
Minimum Requirements
Software: VT (2/3/4/5) or TriCaster (Standard/Pro/Pro FX/Studio)
OS: Windows
Description
Eventually, most video editors need to create a lower third title or graphic of some type - particularly if you work on documentaries or news programs. The Lower Thirds DVE collections, as the name suggests, are designed to simplify the process of building lower third overlays.
"Movement on these Lower Thirds adds elegance to what would be an otherwise dull fade in and fade out on identification graphics." -- George Rogers, Moment Productions

At the basic level, these DVEs will take any video stream (video, stills, Effects/Solid Colors/, etc.), automatically mask it to a lower third size, and overlay the result onto the main video stream. The lower thirds appear with a soft fade in/out, and/or are animated in many practical ways. The inclusion of transparency variations insures that text and graphic overlays are easily readable against a changing background. And animation variations will allow you to add variety without losing consistency. Also, because they are DVEs, you can stretch the effect to any duration.

Each collection includes 30+ useful DVEs - which is to say, there are no gimicky, rarely usable DVEs in these collections. If you need a lower third, most of these DVEs should be appropriate for the job.
Features
  • NTSC 720x486 -or- PAL 720x576
  • Stretchable to any duration
  • Designed for use with the Timeline and Storyboard editors only
  • Include Filebin icons
Volume 1 : 30 DVEs
  • Fade - A/B
  • Fades in the B-stream as a lower third over the A-stream, holds, and then fades out
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 4
  • Grow - Animated A/B
  • Fades in while gradually revealing the B-stream as a lower third over the A-stream, holds, then reverses while fading out
  • Includes Left, Center, Right, and Left+Right animation variations
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 16
  • Shift - Animated A/A + A/B*
  • Fades in a shadow backdrop lower third over the A-stream while shifting it 0-20 pixels, holds, then reverses while fading out
  • Includes Left and Right animation variations
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% transparency variations
  • * 100% transparency variations can also be used as A/B DVEs
  • Total DVEs: 10
Volume 2 : 32 DVEs
  • Expand-V - Animated A/B
  • Gradually reveals the B-stream as a vertically expanding lower third over the A-stream, holds, and then reverses
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 4
  • Glide-B - Animated A/B
  • Glides a lower third view of the B-stream up from the bottom over the A-stream, holds, and then reverses
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 4
  • Roll - Animated A/B
  • Fades in while rolling the B-Stream as a lower third over the A-stream, holds, then reverses while fading out
  • Includes Up/Down and Up/Up animation variations
  • Includes Slow (076) and Fast (126) variations
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 16
  • Turn - Animated A/B
  • Fades in while doing a 3D perspective-like turn gradually revealing the B-stream as a lower third over the A-stream, holds, then reverses while fading out
  • Includes Left and Right animation variations
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 8
Volume 3 : 32 DVEs
  • Expand-VRC - Animated A/B
  • Gradually reveals the B-stream as a vertically expanding lower third like a ride on a roller coaster over the A-stream, holds, and then reverses
  • Includes 8 roller coaster animation variations
  • Includes 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% transparency variations
  • Total DVEs: 32
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Can these be used with the Switcher?
  • A. No. Currently there is no way for the Switcher to process a DVE without doing a take. A take makes no sense with these DVEs. They act more like a downstream key.

  • Q. Are these really DVEs? There aren't any transitions or 3D objects!
  • A. DVE is an acronym for Digital Video Effect. A transition can be a DVE; but a DVE does not have to be a transition. That is, a DVE does not have to contain a 3D flying object... they can also do other things such as apply motion blur or colorization effects. On the Video Toaster, a DVE is a particular kind of program file that contains "instructions" on how to process streams, and graphic data. Typically, they have a filename extension of .dve.

  • Q. What are those little squares on the DVE icons? Is that alien language?
  • Q. What is the difference between A/B and A/A effects?
  • A. The squares indicate whether the DVE is an A/B or A/A effect - or both. They are representative of the way the DVEs are used on the timeline. For A/B DVEs (two different colored squares stacked on top of each other), you place the main video (A-stream) at the top, and a B-stream directly underneath it. Then you drag-and-drop the DVE onto one of the streams to create the overlay. An A/A DVE (two squares of the same color) works similarly, but you use a duplicate of the A-stream instead of a B-stream.

  • Q. What fonts can I use with these DVEs?
  • A. These DVEs do not create text overlays. Graphics or text titles can be added as alpha channel overlays in the timeline/storyboard editors - created using ToasterCG, Aura, etc... or can be part of the B-stream imagery.
Pricing and Ordering
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Gallery
Click on thumbnail images for animated versions

Shift-L_075.dve

Fade_000.dve
with motion video

Fade_000.dve
multiple titles with still