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Chromanator VS. Adobe Premier

Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 6:49am

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Which is the better compositter?

I bought Chromanator thinking it would solve all my compositting problems, and, I find ina a FEW areas it is lacking. I personally wish it had chroma keying set up the way premier has it, where you can select a color from the video to be keyed out instead of only red, green, and blue.

I do need to spend more time with Chromanator though. I am really happy about the garbage matting and think that made the purchase worthwhile in its own right. I just think Premier has a lot of great movement, transparency, keying features that I wished Chromanator could have one upped a little more.

As it is, I do love the program. And, I cannot wait for future reincarnations as they will probably make it the definitive compositting program.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 8:36am

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Premiere dosen't even have a good keying thingy! atleast not v.6 it's not good. Chromantor is still under update and things will prolly come.. Premiere is no match for Chromantor, yuo just haev to learn the program!
I can get bad results to look good with chroamtnro! razz
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 10:04am

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Also if you look at the latest news you'll see that chroma key is coming, but the results you can get with colour difference key are normally better.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 11:05am

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As schwar said, more keying features are coming soon.

Regarding movement abilities...I'm not sure how Premiere's tiny window is better than the full size Chromanator easily tweenable quad. PR2 also features easy transparency keyframing which is a lot less fiddly than struggling with little rubber bands.

Anyway, the point is that if Chromanator currently doesn't do something, wait till the next update and it probably will. smile
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 2:28pm

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as far as I'm concerned - Out of the box, no reading manuals - Chromanator gives the best and easier results. I'm a big fan of premiere but when I greenscreen with it, I always have to cut clips and readjust the key color and it's usually splotchy with bad keying artifacts. Thanks CSB biggrin !
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 8:32pm

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Note that these were my initial reactions.

Now, having taken a step back and a good look at both programs, I know Chromanator is way better at compositting. I just need to spend more time with it. Though, I think Premier does have some nice results for a short amount of time.

Can't wait for the following versions of chromanator though, awesome work guys.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Jan 2004, 10:35pm

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I do not have Chromonator but from what I've seen I bet it is a lot better than Premiere. I use PPro and there are many times that there are artifacts because of the badness of my greenscreen.
Posted: Sat, 24th Jan 2004, 2:12am

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I have premiere....Chromantor is better.

I ran a test:

1. I loaded a greenscreened still into premiere. (I used a bad green color to test the power of both)
2. I did my thing.

1. I loaded the same file in to the Chromanator DEMO
2. I did my thing.

Both looked the same.

But if you film a live-motion scene in front of your greenscreen this is the result:

Chromanator wins....Big time.

It is very powerful, and has more than just greenscreening....

Premiere is for editing.

Chromanator is for greenscreening.

Peace out dudette!