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How do you add the gunfire effect on videos? Answered

My team and I are gonna make a trailer for a certain book. We don't have licenses or even the materials for special effects. I keep seeing these edited videos with gunfire that looks so real like "The Incredibly Slow Murderer with an Extremely Ineffective Weapon". Just go type it into the YouTube search box. If my trailer looks extremely real, then I'll post it on YouTube. Oh, and the software I have to use for these effects has to be freeware.

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As I'm just plain cheap here is the free answer: get the free muzzlefashes from the site. Next effects for Windows Movie Maker :P XP chroma black: http://windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=74030 Vista chroma blue/green: http://www.rehanfx.org/shader.htm Okay there is the free option. you just saved $185 :)

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DanC26

3 years ago

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nfk11

7 years ago

either make real gunfire and record it or go online and get special effects

Just to make this clear, these effects are called muzzle flashes in the trade. You are going to need either Adobe After Effects, Final Cut, or anything better(More expensive). I would use Final Cut Express($185). Go to www.detonationfilms.com to download some muzzle flashes and follow their tutorial on keying them out.