The built-in Lens Flare effect in Premiere is dependent
on the opacity of the clip to which it is applied.
Apply the effect directly to your clip, and use the
"Blend With Original" control to adjust opacity of the flare.
If you really need your lens flare to be on a separate layer from your video,
you can apply it to a 'Black Video' clip on a second layer, then set that clip's
blend mode to 'Screen'.
Download the Knoll Unmult from Red Giant
Make a black solid superimposed over the clip
Add the lens flare
Add the unmult, it will knock out the background
I don't use 'Unmult'.
In your opinion, is the resulting comp superior to 'Screen' blending?
Hi Ann and Mr. Bloe
Thanks for both of your insight. The Screen blend mode seems to work on a black video clip as Joe states. Ann, I do have the Red Giant plug "unmult", but PrP acts up when applied with a lens flare on black clip. The layer below the black clip, with the lens flare, gets all crazy (flips horizontally, goes out of color gammut). Does yours as well??
tried the unmult and yes it acts up.
Did not use to.
Have no idea why, have not used it in a while.
Should have tested it before suggesting it, sorry.
Thanks for trying, anyway.