I don't know about the others here but I have no idea about a 'Gleam' effect or what you mean by the variety pack. How old is it and does it work in a 64 bit environment? I can't even find mention of it on the FXhome site.
The Variety Pack was includd with my 2017 MEP Plus. It appears now it is only included in MEP Premium (which I upgraded to). Maybe it’s not on the FXHome website because it is an OEM type package that only gets included with a host platform...
Thanks for your response and help. I will check that out but I don’t think that’s the problem. The effects pack is “activated” and they all work (lens flare, gleam, flicker, etc.) there is just some strange behavior with the automation that actually seems more like a problem with the automation editor within MEP. I suppose I need to send a tech support request and see if they can duplicate it. It usually seems quicker figuring problems out in the forum but maybe not this time.
Yes, and Flickr, but haven't been on the Stienberg forum for some years :-) Still running version 5. I was younger then and got stuck being known best from that forum name :-) Happy to be called Ray though. I'm relatively new here but getting into the video side of editing with some enthusiasm.
Ok. Thought I saw you posting more recently but it was probably a close variant of your username. I’ve been on since Cubase 5 and have been having fun making videos for my music. Still a beginner but having fun.
I didn't think that I had this as I have HitFilm Toolkit pack, but it's there. I just tried it in VPX and I can confirm that there is a major problem with the keyframing of the Y value. You can't even set a kf on Position: Center: Y.
I tried out some other parameters and there are even more problems.
Time to raise a ticket. You should raise one as well.
Thanks for checking it out. I did submit a support ticket. Out of curiosity, I am going to try the Video Pro X Trial just to see what that does. In the features descriptions it looks like it may be the same or a very similar engine though but it looks like your saying you tried it in Video Pro X (VPX?). Do you have the "Radial Blur" effect? It also has an X,Y center point that behaves similarly when I try to automate it. I can successfully automate the X,Y coordinates of an object using the stock "Size/Position" effect so it is possible it is specific to the HitFilm effects but as I said in the OP, I have done it before successfully with the Gleam effect about a year ago.
I downloaded and installed the Video Pro X Trial and tried the same test. The first time I applied the Gleam effect, I also did not even have a "Y" parameter available for setting at the key frames. But then I removed the effect, re-applied it and I had all the parameters and I was able to successfully animate the X and Y values to create a diagonally moving gleam effect. I also tried this on the Zoom Blur and Radial Blur effects (from the Hitfilm Variety and Stylized Packs) and those worked also! I went back to MEP Premium and still no luck. So it seems to be specific to the MEP program (for me at least). I did an uninstall and reinstall of MEP last week to try that and it didn't help but maybe I need to do one of those "remove every trace of Magix" procedures.
Thanks for pointing me to this post chain. I did not see it, I was searching for lightining and superhero pack.
This does sound like the Issue I was having. I noticed the Y value seemed to increase as scrubbing was performed, until it grew too big and caused an overflow error. I asked Hitfilm about it and they said it was a bug, but as of a few days ago, there was no timeline for fix. I was using MEP Premium 2019. Noticed it with lightning and laser beam effects.