Ever want to use the amazing VFX Effects but only have an iPad? Well it’s your lucky day! I’m about to tell you what I did when my MacBook died.
First thing I did was reach out to the ActionVFX team, I explained my situation. While they were not able to help much, they did give me an idea! They said I needed to find a way to convert the files to MP4 format so it could possibly work on my iPad Pro. So I began my investigation into how to convert files using my iPad. The next thing I did was go to everyone’s best research tool, Google! After checking a few sources I found there is an App called MediaConvert. MediaConvert allows its users to convert all kinds of media formats to popular media formats: mp3, mp4 (mpeg4/h264,aac), ogg (theora, flac) , avi (mpeg4, mp3), mpeg (mpeg1, mp2), flv (flv, mp3), gif and wav. After playing around with the App for awhile I decided to try my luck and see if it would work. First thing I did was download one of ActionVFX’s amazing free VFX Effects. I decided to try my luck with the FREE SPELL HITS VFX. I downloaded the 2K Zip File, the uncompressed the File which was named F-SH1_2K-PRORES. I then saved the F-SH1_2K-PRORES File to my ICloud File App to its own file and went to the MediaConvert App and opened it. Next thing I did was click the little Plus Symbol that’s in top right corner, soon as I clicked it a few options came up. I clicked the bottom option which was Files/iCloud Drive, my iCloud Drive came up in a pop-up window. I clicked on the F-SH1_2K-PRORES File and clicked the first effect which was Spell_Hit_7_1226_2K. The Spell Hit effect came up with the option of “Convert Video”. The VFX converted from an MOV file to an MP4. I clicked the information icon on the right and saved the file to my iCloud File App. (To make it easier on me, I created another File, I named it VFX MP4 Effects) After saving the file, I opened my LumaFusion Video Editing App and opened a new project then opened up something I pre-recorded with my wife and kids. Next I opened the Spell Hit VFX MP4 file and drug it over the pre-recorded video and it worked amazing! I downloaded a few more VFX Effects from ActionVFX and followed the same process with each of the VFX’s I did with the Spell Hit VFX and saved them to the same MP4 VFX folder I made earlier. Using those VFX’s I converted. I made a cute little home mini-movie where my youngest daughter, Vanessa, finds Thor’s hammer. How do you guys think it turned out?