hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

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Leslie Wand

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hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 7:48 am

i have both boris and sapphire ofx collections. whilst i did use them heavily in the past, i now no longer use the vast majority of them. however, i would like to keep a number of them available whilst 'hiding' those i don't require from the list of fx available in resolve.

is this possible, or do i have to continue scrolling through seemingly endless lists of fx ;-( ?

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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 1:36 pm

I'm not aware of any way to hide individual effects from the list. Best you might do is Search for the one you want to find it easier. (That's what I do even without any plug-ins added.)
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 1:51 pm

You certainly can hide the vast majority of them Leslie ... well, kinda sort of.
Mark those that you use regularly as Favourites, then if you switch your OFX Library view to 'Favourites' (instead of the default 'Show All') then it'll list only those that are marked as such.
That's how it works in the Color page at least.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 1:55 pm

How do you switch the view, Andy?
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 1:57 pm

Jim Simon wrote:How do you switch the view, Andy?


Hey Jim... I was just editing the post to note that this was for the Color page ... the three little dots at the top right of the Library tab in the OpenFX pane.
In the Edit page it permalists Favourites in the bottom left quadrant of the Effect Library pane.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 2:02 pm

Yeah, that's what I'm seeing.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 2:20 pm

Yep, how Effects Favorites are displayed is more than a little inconsistent between pages:
in the Cut page, Favorites have their own a separate tab (that ought to also be search filterable but isn't)
in the Color page, Favourites are accessed via a context menu in the Library tab (and these can be further search filtered)
in the Edit and Fairlight pages, Favorites are only visible in their own fixed list below the categories lists, assuming those category lists are displayed (and these also can't be search filtered)
and in the Fusion page, Favorites haven't been implemented at all
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 3:20 pm

You can disable OpenFX plugins under preferences.
Resolve Looks, Plugins & Transforms: https://xtremestuff.net/store
Open Source Resolve transforms: https://github.com/xtremestuff
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostTue Jun 15, 2021 4:11 pm

That's an excellent method for disabling entire plugin bundles Asim, but I think Leslie is looking for suggestions on how to hide just selected individual plugins within a bundle.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostWed Jun 16, 2021 3:57 am

thanks guys (seems we're mostly males hereabouts, though i have worked with some pretty incredible female editors in the past - though not many*).

andy was correct, just want to hide some ofx, not all, from boris / sapphire.

it looks like favourites is the way to go.

again, thanks

* as an aside - is editing a 'blokey' thing, you know, buttons, dials, scopes, etc., etc.,? i know / have known quite a few female book and picture editors.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostWed Jun 16, 2021 3:08 pm

Many would say George Lucas' wife Marcia is the reason Star Wars became such a cultural phenomenon.

She won the Oscar for Best Editing.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostThu Jun 17, 2021 2:42 am

Jim Simon wrote:Many would say George Lucas' wife Marcia is the reason Star Wars became such a cultural phenomenon. She won the Oscar for Best Editing.

Not exactly true. She made key suggestions at critical moments, but the vast majority of the work was all George. I worked for him for almost four months and Lucas is the most hyper-focused of any director I've ever seen on editing and timing -- he knows that process backwards, forwards, and sideways. Read Paul Hirsch's recent book A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away, which tells the real story of how Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back were edited. Hirsch did the vast majority of the editing on both pictures, and Lucas literally said to him at the premiere, "thank you for saving my movie."

As to OFX: I have everything clogging my Resolve station, and we invested in BorisFX, Sapphire, Neat Video, Scatter, Filmbox, Ignite, the works. (Basically everything except New Blue, which always seemed too buggy to me.) I figure out which ones I use the most, make them favorites, and kind of ignore everything else. I've been using ResolveFX ContrastPop a lot more often lately, and it's basically Midtone on steroids: lots of interesting controls in there. Plug-Ins make a huge difference, particularly when you want a strikingly different look, or you're trying to help an actor look a little more glamorous, or when you're desperately trying to salvage some ugly footage. I keep 2 nodes open for OFX all the time in my node tree, and while they stay empty most of the time, sometimes they wind up being extremely necessary.
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Re: hide unwanted 3rd party ofx?

PostFri Jun 18, 2021 2:56 pm

Thanks for the tip, Marc. Have to check out that book.

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