7 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2009 5:27 PM by the_wine_snob

    TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT

    tvteacher2

      I have Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 and I want to end a video with the effect of it looking like it goes to a TV screen of static with that sound.  Is there any possible way to do that???

        • 1. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          My first thought would be to tape an analog TV tuned to a channel with no signal. Otherwise, you could probably pull the Ant. connection and tape that.

           

          For the Audio, if you do not get what you want (I'd use the Audio Out on the TV to the Audio In on the camera), you might look for on-line SFX sites. Here are a few:

           

          http://www.stevengotz.com/audio.htm
          http://www.findsounds.com/ISAPI/search.dll
          http://www.freesound.org/index.php
          http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/
          http://www.ljudo.com/default.asp?lang=tEnglish&do=it
          http://www.sounddogs.com/
          http://www.soundsnap.com/

           

          I'm also sure that there would be stock footage of the "static" on video, but think that your video camera would get exactly what you want, including the bezel, if needed.

           

          Good luck,

           

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          • 2. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
            Paul_LS Level 4

            Static like on a TV is easy... use a greyish matte and apply the Noise effect and set the noise to 100%... looks just like my TV when the signals gone...

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            • 3. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
              tvteacher2 Level 1

              Thanks for your help.  Can you explaining it a little better though?  Where would I get a greyish matte?  I would like to have it look like the poltergeist thing like that static with the blac and white with the sound.  Is the sound already there or would I have to get it from somewhere else.

              • 4. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                Paul's idea is a good one. For the Grey Matte, you can do that a couple of ways, but Project>New (icon upper-right)>Color Matte is probably the easiest. Just choose a grey color for this, then add a Noise Effect. You can add "animation" a couple of ways. I'd apply Motion>Scale and go to ~ 120%, then Keyframe Motion>Position to this. You could get more involved by then doing a Copy/Paste to the Video Track above, lower Opacity on the upper and change its Keyframing, so that you have two "fields" of noise moving about.

                 

                As for the Audio, you could capture it from a tuner, or TV or by locating an SFX file. The URL's that I furnished should have several, though you will have to search each site. Google might yield other sites and other files. Many of the sites that I included offer free Audio files, though some are for sale, or by subscription. In my SFX library, I think I have maybe 3 dozen different "static" files. If you get one that you like, but it's not quite right, you can use the freeware Audacity to modify it.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

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                • 5. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Using similar to what I outlined above, but without any Keyframing, I lowered the Opacity of the Copy on VT2 to 50%, and then added the Old Film Effect and then the Black & White and finally Invert Effect. Looked great with some random "flickering" of the image, almost as if a signal was "trying" to get through. If one was going to go from this to an image on the screen, you might want to Keyframe Levels, to brighten the "static" up to the point that the image appears. You could transition to this with all sorts of Effects, like Gaussian Blur, and maybe Facets. It's up to you to decide on the exact look that you want and need. Wave Warp and Mosaic come to mind.

                   

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                  • 6. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
                    Paul_LS Level 4

                    Yes the keyframing is not really needed. And if you dont want anything too special the simple grey matte with Noise effect applied at 100% should do the job.

                    • 7. Re: TV STATIC WITH SOUND EFFECT
                      the_wine_snob Level 9

                      When the OP mentioned Poltergeist, I assumed that something a bit more than static "static," would be required. [Pardon the double static.] That is why I was looking for a bit more, that could be built upon. For just plain "static," I agree completely.

                       

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