Sunday, December 12, 2010

Compositing and Translucency Transitions for Windows Movie Maker (Re-released)

Blaine's Custom BlendsI'm rereleasing my Compositing and Translucency transitions. These new installers will work for either 32-bit or 64-bit versions of WMM 6.0 (Vista) as well as WMM 2.x under XP. The Vista versions require you to download Rehan's ShaderTFX add-on; XP does not. Please follow the instructions for your specific version of Movie Maker.

Click here, for a sample video of Compositing and Translucency Transitions.
Windows Movie Maker 6.0 (64-bit):
You must first install the latest Direct X Runtimes and then Rehan's ShaderTFX (64-bit). You don't need a registered copy, just the trial will work. Verify that those new transitions are working as expected.
Next, run the Blaine Blends (64-bit) Installer

Windows Movie Maker 6.0 (32-bit):
The instructions are similar to the 64-bit version. You must first install the latest Direct X Runtimes and then Rehan's ShaderTFX (32-bit). Verify that those new transitions are working as expected.
Next, run the Blaine Blends (32-bit) Installer

Windows Movie Maker 2.x (XP):
If you have Windows Movie Maker 2.x, ShaderTFX is not needed. Just run the Blaine Blends (32-bit) Installer

After restarting Windows Movie Maker, you should have 12 new transitions with corresponding icons:
  • Compositing (A add B) - for best results, one clip should be on a black background. Things like explosions, flames, snow fall, raindrops, etc. work best.

  • Show A, Show B - these just show clip A or clip B respectively. These are useful when you want to cut away to another clip without affecting the overall timing of your main clip.

  • Translucency 10% through 90% - these blend the two clips so you can see both at the same time.
  • 130 comments:

    1. How do i know if i have the 32 bit or the other one??

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      1. I Also had an issue about it i downloaded 32-bit installer then downloaded all files even the TFX thing i copied all of it from shared file in my Movie Maker 2.6 in my Windows 7 on mine but still don't see any Comp A and B Transition

        Why is that?

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      2. I'd recommend installing WMM 6.0 instead of the old 2.6 then you could really take advantage of the GPU for this. I don't really see any advantage to using 2.6 plus it always means extra work to get the XML into the non-standard folders. But if you copied it right it should work. By the way, ShaderTFX isn't used on 2.6.

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      3. every time I click run on the 64 bit installer package it comes up with: This installation pack could not be opened. contact the application vendor to verify that this is a windows installer package.

        and, every time I save it, it apperes where I saved it but five seconds later it disappears!
        Help!

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      4. Luca, what version of Windows are you using? And which version of Movie Maker do you have?

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      5. Luca, what version of Windows are you using? And which version of Movie Maker do you have?

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    2. Go to your start menu and find 'Computer'. Right-click on that and choose 'Properties'. Under System Type it should say '32-bit Operating System' or '64-bit Operating System'.

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    3. Oh, but it says that i only have like 12 days left...

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    4. That's Rehan's ShaderTFX that is giving the expiration warning. You can choose to register using his website if you want to remove the nag warning. But even if you don't, you can still continue using many of his transitions. My Compositing and Translucency transitions work even with the expired version of ShaderTFX.

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    5. Alright so if i use it unregistered, I'll still have it?

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    6. Yes, the compositing and translucency transitions work even with an unregistered/expired version of ShaderTFX.

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    7. i downloaded everything for the 64bit but the comp and translucency isnt on there. please help me!

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    8. Do you have a 64-bit version of Windows Movie Maker 6.0? What's in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker?

      Also, did you get Rehan's ShaderTFX transitions working first?

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    9. Alright, I finally got it to work. It's working on WMM and everything, but when I go to publish a movie with Comp A and B in it, the movie screen goes all black. It looks fine when I preview it in WMM though! Help?!

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    10. The black output on publishing is a common side-effect whenever you are using file types other than WMV/WMA/WAV. Try converting all your video clips to .wmv format and all your audio clips to .wma or .wav format.

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    11. They're already in WMV format. The only thing that plays is the music and the little part in the beginning before they're blended together. Then it goes black, except for the music...

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    12. What if you downloaded the 32 bit of RehanFX , but downloading the 32 bit of Compositioning and Transluency won't let you download on a 64 bit computer?

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    13. Use the 64-bit installer that matches your PC. It should still work with Rehan's 32-bit version of ShaderTFX.

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    14. But when I download the 64 bit, it doesn't show.

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    15. Check that you have the 64-bit version of Movie Maker installed in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker. Also look under C:\Program Files (x86)\Movie Maker. If you have it under there, then you must have a 32-bit version of Movie Maker.

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    16. Does this work with windows live movie maker on windows 7?

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    17. @Alex, WLMM has a completely different render engine and they haven't published any specs on how to customize the transitions and effects. This is for WMM 6.0 only.

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    18. @Alex, if you like you can install WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 also. You can have both Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM) and Windows Movie Maker (WMM).

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    19. Hey, does this work with Windows 7? I have Movie Maker 2.1 but i keep getting Blaine's Custom Blends (Translucency and Compositing) cannot be installed on Windows XP/Vista/Windows7 x64
      Can you help?

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    20. Jordan, You have 2.1 on Windows 7? Why not WMM 2.6 or WMM 6.0?

      Where is 2.1 installed on your computer? Try the 64-bit installer then you might have to move files from C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared to wherever your WMM 2.1 Shared folder resides.

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    21. Hi there Blaine, thanks for all the work you do. I would like to ask what happened to the options given in Publish a Movie that allow you to make a video on HD quality 720 ?? seems that the new version does not support or includes? Did I do something wrong when I tried to re-install everything on the Win 7? The highest that it gives me now is DVD QUALITY 3Mbps ??

      Halkios

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    22. @Halkios, try reinstalling Windows Movie Maker 6.0 under Windows 7. I noticed that my installers didn't include the extra HD output profiles, so I added them. Let me know if you have any problems.

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    23. what's up Blaine i'm having a problem with downloading your package to my computer so i can have Composting.

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    24. I'll need some more details. Which version are you downloading? Did you get Rehan's ShaderTFX working? Did you save it somewhere on your computer? Any error messages?

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    25. THANKS alot man! These new editions to WMM are INCREDIBLE! Great help to those of us who can't afford Adobe! Thanks for your hard work!

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    26. hello
      i'm french my english is bad
      but after 3 hours i find your transition i installed your transition but it's not in my movie maker i have got windows 7 and i can't do this help me
      sorry for my english and thank you four your web site

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    27. The transitions work on Windows Movie Maker version 6.0. They do not work on Windows Live Movie Maker.

      If you are using WMM 6.0, is it installed in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker, or do you have a different folder on French Windows?

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    28. Hey, I have a problem with this :) I've followed all the steps, and repeated them to their exact order about two times. I'm using the right WMM and the right bits (32-bit), and everything is downloaded, but it seems that every time I add one of these effects as a transition, it goes black. Like, the effect doesn't show up, it turns the pictures/videos black in the duration its there.
      :/ Any way to solve this? Or have I done something wrong?

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    29. I installed all three but it didn't work:-/ What am I doing wrong?

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    30. @Charlotte, a few things to check:
      1) Do any of Rehan's transitions and effects work? Start by getting support from his website if they don't.
      2) Test it first with images and .wmv files, does that work?
      3) Have you checked to see if you have the latest video drivers. That will often fix black video.

      Let me know how things go.

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    31. @Rane, Did you install ShaderTFX first and test it before continuing? That's a pre-requisite. As for installing the 3 others, you should only install one. Uninstall them from Control Panel, install ShaderTFX and install the one that is appropriate for your version of Movie Maker. If you aren't sure, go to Help > About and post what you see.

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    32. i just downlaoding the link but it wont let me get it? i dont know what to do:(

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    33. @TwigBoy, I might be able to help if you give more details. What version of Windows Movie Maker do you have? Did you download and install ShaderTFX and did those transitions work? Did the install give an error? More information please.

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    34. Hi there, I have Windows XP, and when I run your installer, it says it's gathring information and stuff, and then nothing ahppens. I went into my WMM but the effects don't seem to be there.

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    35. Wait, nevermind. I had an older version of one of the transitions on my laptop and was looking for a different transition symbol and didn't see them. They are here after all. Thank you so much ^^

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    36. Installed the video effects for WMM V2.0. I can locate the .xml files, however, none of the video effects are listed from within WMM. Is this a known issue and if so, what's the fix?

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    37. @Tech, more details on which exact version of WMM you are running, where it is on your computer, and where the .xml files got installed. By the way, these are transitions, not effects, so maybe that is part of the problem. Check your transitions.

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    38. when i installed the shaderTFX alot of effects/transitions came up WHICH WAS GREAT! but when i tryed to install the blaine blends the compostiting A addd B and the traslucency isnt there
      could you please tell me a way to fix this???
      P.S im a 64 bit user

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    39. These are all transitions so make sure you are looking there. And make sure you have your copy of WMM6 in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker (not the x86 folder).

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    40. Hey Blaine.
      I have been trying to download the trial version of shaderTFX, but for some reason, it won't install. I have Windows 7, 64 bit, and Windows Movie Maker 6.x. I downloaded directx and all, but when I click on the 64 bit download button on the webpage (http://www.rehanfx.org/shader.htm), nothing happens. Do you have any idea why this is happening?

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    41. @fma, check that you don't have some software preventing the download/running of .exe files. I tried it and had no problems. If you still have problems, you'll want to talk to Rehan, since that is his application. There's a support e-mail address on his website.

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    42. I tried to install it for Windows Movie Maker 2.x, but it wouldn't work, if I'm missing something, please help, if it's my OS, please work on one for mine. I don't know, I understand very little about the finer details of computers.

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    43. By 2.x under XP, I'm assuming you have WMM 2.1? If you have WMM 2.6, you'll need to a bit more work. If you copy the *full* contents of AddOnTFX from C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX to C:\Program Files\Movie Maker 2.6\Shared\AddOnTFX you should have the XP version of the translucency and compositing transitions.

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    44. Hi Blaine,

      Thanks for the ref on WMM.net... I'm going to try this, but I'm a little unsure about the DirectX Runtimes.

      Below is a spec for my Graphics card from my computer info... I think I already have the Direct X Runtimes, but I'm not sure...

      NVIDIA integrated video (DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 GPU)

      This is on a Windows 7 ULT machine with SP1 and it has had all of the ongoing updates that come through Windows Update.

      I see the Runtimes download page is dated last month... how can I tell if I need those?

      Thanks,

      digi

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    45. @digi, the DirectX SDK runtimes give some additional functionality that isn't commonly loaded with the operating system. The way to know if you need them? Are Rehan's transitions/effects working? If not, load the DirectX runtime.

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    46. I've tried to to do this over and over and over again for vista because when I download the 64 bit. I keep getting the normal fade effect. How can I fix this?

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    47. @Meredithe, make sure you get Rehan's ShaderTFX working first. Double-check that you loaded the DirectX runtimes and can see Rehan's effects and transitions working. If not, look to his site for further support.

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    48. Hello, I've downloaded the xp version of this and everything I click run.. it runs and after configuring it stops downloading or running.
      Could you please help? Thanks :)

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    49. im having the same problem as gwen. i keep downloading it and it will download for like two seconds then the screen will just close and the transitions aren't on there. Please help !

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    50. Hello Blaine, i did all of the downloading, finally got the Shader to show up in movie maker, but now having problems with the Blends. I have a 64-big computer, and when i installed the blend, it installed and sent it to my downloads, well i went to my downloads and found it, and its still sayin i gotta install it.. is it suppose to b like that? and which file am i suppose to put it in? Everytime i install it again, it just keeps saving as a windowns installer.. if u could help id be much appriciated :)

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    51. @Gwen and @Jared, I'm going to need some information on what is happening. Could you first enable Microsoft Installer logging? Run the 'Fixit' item to enable logging. After that, try running the installer again which I assume will not complete successfully.

      Next open your 'Run' command (Press Windows key + R). Type explorer %temp%. That should open up the temporary folder. Find any log files starting with MSI and 5 other random letters or numbers. Open up the most recent one if there is more than one.

      Please open the log in Notepad and scroll down to the bottom of the file. Tell me what kind of errors it is logging there. List anything that you think might be relevant.

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    52. @SweetCaramelApple, from your download folder, find the install file (BlaineBlends-64.msi) and double-click on it. It should start the Microsoft Installer. If it doesn't work, follow the steps in my note to Gwen and Jared.

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    53. Hey Blanie!Im having some troubles with this.Im not sure if it has to do with my Windows7?When I try to run the Installation it says "Blaine's Custom Blends (Translucency and Compositioning)cannot be installed on Windows XP/Vista/Windows7 x64" and i dont know what to do....And when its say 2.x does that mean WMM 2.0 and 2.6?

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    54. @Victoria, unfortunately you have WMM 2.6 (a 32-bit application) running on a 64-bit version of Windows 7. My installer can't deal with that situation. I would ask why you are using WMM 2.6 on Windows 7? That version was intended only for users that had insufficient hardware to run WMM 6.0.

      I suggest you install the 64-bit version of WMM 6.0 (available from the button above) and then get the 64-bit version of ShaderTFX. Then you'll be ready to use the full 64-bit version of these transitions.

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    55. how to download your movie maker blaines?

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    56. @radjo, just look at the top of my blog. There's a link for installing WMM 6.0 under Windows 7. It's on the menu bar that starts with 'Home'.

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    57. hello Blaine when i use this (compositing) i use a black background as u said for explosions well when i do that it fades to the black background videos

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    58. @jesus, it doesn't sound like you installed ShaderTFX correctly. Be sure you loaded DirectX first and didn't get any errors. Also, check all of Rehan's effects and transitions first. If they aren't working, get support from Rehan using the e-mail address on his site.

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    59. Hey Blaine. I am getting everything right so far but the BlaineBlends what download. My WMM6 has the Rahen transitions but not your BlaineBelends.
      Help?!?!

      Oh, My computer is on Windows 7, 64 bit and I am using Windows Movie Maker 6.

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    60. @Zach, are you using the 64-bit version of WMM6? Did you download it from my website or elsewhere? Are Rehan's transitions and effects appearing in your list and are they working? (again did you download DirectX and a 64-bit version of ShaderTFX)?

      For the BlaineBlends, do you see them at all in the list? There should be under transitions with the names shown above (Composting, Translucency, Show A or Show B).

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    61. I am pretty sure I am using the 64-bit version, and no I downloaded it else where. And yes Rehan's transitions and effects are appearing on my list. I downloaded both DirextX and 64-but version of ShadarTFX.

      BlainesBlends shows in my shared AddTFx files but not on moviemaker.

      I am not sure if it makes a difference but I have both Windows Movie Maker 6 but also Windows Movie Maker 2.6(Downloaded it for a split transition to do cloning).

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    62. @Zach, are you looking in the Transitions? And are you looking for Compositing, Translucency and ShowA/B? They aren't called 'BlaineBlends' inside of WMM6.

      What's the exact folder where MovieMk.exe is installed?

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    63. @Zach, to ensure you are running with a 64-bit version of Windows 6, I would suggest reinstalling with my installer. It also adds some HD profiles that other installers leave out.

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    64. need help do you now how to fuse videos on windows movie maker 2.6 in windows 7

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    65. Is there a reason you aren't using WMM 6.0 on Windows 7? Wmm 2.6 was designed for Vista users that didn't have the hardware to run WMM 6.0. By now I'd expect your Windows 7 to be powerful enough...

      In any case, the installer tries to put the files where WMM 2.1 (probably C:\Program Files (x86)\Movie Maker. Copy the contents of Shared (including the subfolder) over to the Shared folder for WMM 2.6.

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    66. i keep getting a problem when trying to run ShaderTFX.windows movie maker gives me this pop up sayingThe file C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\az5tf33o.tmp\SetupShaderTFX.msi cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.

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    67. @Nathan, you don't *import* an installation file (.msi). You simply click on it. The Windows Installer should then unpack the files needed and install them in the right directories.

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    68. Hi Blaine, you are amazing for putting all of this out here. I had a question about Compositing. I'm using Compositing (A add B) to place Scene B (a black screen with sparkles) over Scene A. But no matter how much I trim B, and how far I move it over Scene A, when I play the two scenes composited, the whole thing is fine until the end where there's always a blip of the tail end of B. Do you know how I can get rid of that (I tried splitting to get rid of that tiny bit of B at the end, but it doesn't give me that as an option when I've tried). I'd appreciate anything you think of! Thanks!

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    69. @LLCC,

      First to explain the problem, WMM won't let you get a complete overlap of two clips. It always wants a bit you can "hold on to".

      I've used two methods to workaround this:

      First, you can always save your movie, reimport the composited clip back into a WMM project and trim off the extraneous frames, and save it one more time. This is called the "two pass" method for obvious reasons.

      Second, you can split your main clip into two parts and sandwich the mostly black clip in between. Let's call the clips A and B. Split A into A' and A" and put B in between (A' B A"). Now overlap A' and B (with the compositing transition between) do the same thing with B and A". Push things together until A' and A" touch again.

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    70. When I got the Downloaded the Windows Movie Maker 2.x (XP), and saved it onto my folder, and tried to install it, it did not begin to install, so I was wondering if you can help.

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    71. @Xiaonu, please read my comment above to Gwen and Jared. I need more information to be able to figure out why the installation isn't working for you. I assume you are on Windows XP and using 2.1? If you are using WMM 2.6, I'd ask that you upgrade to WMM 6.0 instead.

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    72. I installed everything but i dont have the transitions?

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    73. @Lostfood

      1) Are you on Windows 7? Did you install the correct version of WMM 6.0? If not, click the button at the top of my blog to install WMM 6.0 on Windows 7. If you got it correct, WMM will run from C:\Program Files\Movie Maker
      2) Did you correctly install DirectX and ShaderTFX? You must test that is working correctly first before proceeding.
      3) After that it should be straightforward to install these.

      If you are on a different version, please tell me the details of XP, Vista or Win7 and 32-bit or 64-bit. Plus if you are using WMM 2.6 uninstall and install WMM 6.0 instead.

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    74. @Blaine

      I am using windows 7 and i did install the correct version of wmm 6.0. But i'm not quite sure how to test if DirectX or ShaderTFX is working or not.

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    75. @Lostfood,

      First do you see any new transitions or effects that start with RehanFX? Try them out. If they aren't working, they will be black or just fade.

      If that is the problem, start again with installing DirectX (using the link on Rehan's page) and *then* install ShaderTFX.

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    76. Howdy there. Vista user with WMM 6.0 (64 bit).

      The RehanFX files installed just fine, and those transitions work. However, when I try to install your file, I get an error saying "The Windows Installer service could not be accessed". Any suggestions?

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    77. @Nobody, it sounds like you may need to repair or reregister your Microsoft Installer.
      Support KB324516

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    78. hey i have wmm 6 64bits and i download ShaderTFX the effects are working but the trasitions no what should i do ?? and i download blaine blends the compostiting A addd B and the traslucency arent on my movie maker why ? please help me !!

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    79. Make sure you've followed all the steps. You need to ensure all components are 64-bit (e.g. Movie Maker is in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker).

      Also, before installing ShaderTFX, be sure you click the DirectX runtime download on Rehan's pages or else certain parts may not function correctly.

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    80. Do you have a link for me to register RehanFX PipPlus Plugin? I have XP

      Thank You

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      1. For support of Rehan's downloads, use the links on his website, not mine, please.

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    81. Thank you but I don't see a register link there at all

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      1. Go to RehanFX.org. The third link down is for XP: PIP Plus for Windows Movie Maker 2.x. On that page that appears, the registration link is in a big box on the right side in green (the download box and then the registration box below).

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    82. OMG! i need your help whenever i try downloading it theres a netwrk error! please help me i cant download anything from your site! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! (i have Windows 7)

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      1. Try the steps listed in the following post to correct your Network Error. It sounds like an installation didn't complete correctly and is now blocking all other installs.

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    83. umm... well, i downloaded the transition effects, adn they show up in the effects section of movie-maker, but not in the (right-click on clip, view effects, add/remove effects) so... i think that they aren't actually there, and I don't know how to fix it. And yes, I DID make sure it was the correct 64-bit download for my computer. Help?

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    84. oh, also, ALL of the other effects and transitions appear and work in my movie maker. I have movie maker 6.0 I have WMM6.0 installed in C:/Program files/moviemaker. Do you have ANY idea why this particular transition won't work in my movie maker. It even appears in the transitions... but the transition has no effect on the video. And this just happens to be the transition I need the most! (for overlays) Can you help me?

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    85. never mind. i figured it out and I now feel really stupid... i just needed to read the instructions and install the first 2 things... brings this quote to mind, "If at first you don't succeed, try... reading the instructions."

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    86. Hi,
      When I run BlaineBlends32.msi I get an error saying it can't be installed on XP / Vista / Windows 7 x64.
      I know I’m being stupid but I don't know if I have 32 or 64 bit windows (Control Panel\System and Security\System says I have a 64-bit OS but System Information says the system directory is C:\windows\syster32).
      I've installed; Movie Maker 6, DirectX & ShaderTFX. Note that the ShaderTFX is the 32 bit version and it works fine.
      Should I install the 64-bit version of BlaineBlends and will it work with the 32-bit version of ShaderTFX?
      Your help would be much appreciated!

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      1. You have a 64-bit version of Windows. You should install 64-bit versions of:
        1) Windows Movie Maker 6.0
        2) ShaderTFX
        3) BlaineBlends64.msi

        It sounds like you have a 32-bit version of WMM and ShaderTFX. That puts Movie Maker in the wrong directory. Please uninstall and reinstall as directed above.

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    87. I tried to install this and I keep getting this error:
      Blaine's Blends cannot be installed on XP/Vista/Windows7x64
      I even moved the folder and etc and it didn't work!
      What's going on?

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      1. You have a 64-bit version of Windows, so you should be installing the 64-bit version of the Blends. Did you perhaps install the wrong version of Movie Maker? You should have the 64-bit version of WMM 6.0 installed, not the 32-bit version. If you installed the wrong version, please reinstall WMM 6.0 using the link provided.

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    88. When I downloaded Rehan's ShaderTFX (64-bit) all I got was pictures of what the transitions were supposed to look like. How do I install it so the transitions actually work. Also, when I downloaded Blaine Blends (64-bit) Installer and restarted my cpu, nothing happened to WMM

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      1. Make sure you get Rehan's ShaderTFX working first. Double-check that you loaded the DirectX runtimes and can see Rehan's effects and transitions working. If not, look to his site for further support.

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    89. Hey there... first of all, thanks for posting these.

      Just one quick question...

      I get an error message saying "Blaine's Blends (Translucency and Compositing) cannot be installed on Windows XP/Vista/Windows7 x64.

      I've tried all three of the above, downloaded the other two programs, etc. I have three versions of WMM installed on my computer: WLMM, WMM 2.6, and another which I don't know the release of (that's the one the transitions from the other download are registering on). Help please? :/

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      1. You must have the 64-bit version of WMM 6.0 and the 64-bit versions of ShaderTFX and these transitions. You can't install the 32-bit version of my transitions on a 64-bit version of Windows; my installer will prevent you from making that mismatch.

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    90. *the one I didn't know off the top of my head is version 6.1. :)

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      1. No, it isn't because there isn't a WMM 6.1. I think you are mistaking the version of Windows (the internal version of Windows 7 is 6.1) with the version of Windows Movie Maker. In the About dialog look to the *last* line. Again if you don't have the 64-bit version of WMM 6.0 and the other parts, get it from the WMM 6.0 link above.

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      2. Thank you for all your help and patience! I got it. :) You have legitimately made my night.

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    91. I downloaded only Compositing A and B and WMM 2.6 on my Windows 7 laptop , when i opens WMM 2.6 , there is compositing A and B there but when i try to uses it , it seems that there is no mixing functions , i tried over and over again but the results is a failure with over and over again ...

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      1. First, 2.6 requires manual steps to move the files to the correct directory. Did you do that correctly? Do you see all the added transitions? Next be sure to overlap the clips as much as possible. Finally is there any reason you are using 2.6 instead of 6.0?

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    92. And when i try to download the Blaine Blends (64-bit) Installer on my Windows 7 , it says not supported on your types , pleases contact the vendor , how can ???

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      1. Please answer my other questions. Did you manually move the files to the AddOnTFX folder for 2.6. Or if you want to use WMM 6.0 instead, uninstall WMM 2.6, then install WMM 6.0. There's a link at the top of my blog.

        You need to know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. From your description, you have a 32-bit version of Windows, so use the 32-bit installer for WMM 6.0. Then install DirectX runtimes and 32-bit ShaderTFX as noted by Rehan's website. Finally, come back here and install the 32-bit version of these transitions.

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    93. for some reason whenever i click the installer it loads a bit and closes and never shows up again help plz!

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      1. That's all it needs to do... it is very quick. Now check that Movie Maker is correctly installed in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\ and that the new transitions are added under there in Shared\AddOnTFX.

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      2. And read the end of the post... it explains that these will appear as added transitions. Place the desired transition between your two clips and overlap them as much as possible on the timeline. They will be composited together for the duration of the transition.

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    94. how to know if I have WMM 6.0 or the other version?

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      1. Inside of Movie Maker, you need to go to the About Movie Maker option. For the classic versions, go to the Help menu and find About Movie Maker. Read the version of Movie Maker at the bottom of the dialog to see if it is 6.0. If not, you can install Windows Movie Maker 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8.

        If you have the newer version that is part of Windows Essentials, the version is found on the File menu (Alt+F) under About Movie Maker.

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    95. The 64-bit Blaine Blends Installer is saying message that says, The installation package could not be opened

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      1. Several questions:
        1. Which version of Windows are you using?
        2. Which browser and version are you using?

        I just tried on Windows 7 x64 with IE11 and had no problems. You do get warnings about using an unsigned MSI file, but if you accept those, then it should install correctly.

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    96. Is this free?. The downloads are free? :"). Thanks by the way :"D.

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    97. Could someone help me please? I downloaded this and it seems to be working fine, but the translucency effect is nowhere to be found. Where do I find it?

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      1. Which version of Movie Maker? It's a transition, not an effect. Also, is ShaderTFX working?

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    98. Hi, Blaine, thank you so much for all the great stuff you do! I've downloaded DirectX and ShaderTFX and it's working fine. But when I go to download the 64 bit Blend package, my Norton antivirus tells me it's unsafe and removes it. Then I get a message that "the package has failed to open", presumably because my norton stopped it. I have 64 bit and am using WMM 6.0, Windows 7, and Chrome. WMM is not installed in the (x86) Program Files folder.

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      1. I wish I knew why Norton wants to block the installer. I can only suggest workarounds like downloading the .msi file first, then installing it separately. Also turning off Norton during the install is another option.

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    99. When I try to install the DirectX Runtimes- it goes as far as installation- but it then says "Installation Failed"

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    100. Hello there,

      I've downloaded the June 2010 DirectX Runtimes, the ShaderTFX, and the Blends all successfully, but when I open Movie Maker, they won't run.

      If you could help me, I would appreciate it.

      Thanks ~ Feast

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    101. Read through my prior answers. Important things: make sure you have the correct version of Windows Movie Maker 6.0 (32 or 64 bit). And verify ShaderTFX is working first.

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    102. Hi, I've used these transitions before but I ran into a problem. Seems the ShaderTFX link no longer works, and I can't get the 64bit version. Is there any other way I could work with this?

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      1. I've tried to contact Rehan to find out the status of ShaderTFX. I'll update here if I get a reply.

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      2. I've tried to contact Rehan to find out the status of ShaderTFX. I'll update here if I get a reply.

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