Hello. I am using a piece of pre-keyed stock VFX footage -- of ground cracks that appear, then fall exposing a hole in the ground.. It is approximately 6 seconds long..
It imports great into Hitfilm Pro 12, but the issue is it disappears after completion, so the "hole in the ground" does not stay visible for the rest of the composite shot. The website I purchased it from has a tutorial using After Effects with an option called "Freeze Upon Completion".. I don't use AE, but it looks like that keeps the last frame of the element visible for the duration of the shot after its normal completion..
Does anyone know if Hitfilm has a similar feature? Or, any ideas on a workaround? (I tried lengthening the SPEED/DURATION option, but that made no change. )
I'm thinking a keyed .jpg image of the last frame added onto the end of the element would do the trick.. But while I tried using the Snipping tool to create one, the area that is supposed to be keyed out is a "checker board" type pattern, and I do not know what key effect can remove this. (the pattern is removed automatically when i import the original video element).
Any and all suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!