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Standalone Masks ???

Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:18pm

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padawanNick

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Hey guys.

In Tarn's post announcing Chrom-Gold, there was mention of a "standalone masks" feature.
Can someone provide more detail about what this is ??
It sounded like it might allow for one video clip or image sequence to be used for masking another, but the description wasn't too specific.
Is there a pre-sales write up on this feature anywhere or can one be provided here??

Thanks.
Have fun.
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:20pm

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Brettsta

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Like masking in alamdv. You can say apply a standalone mask and attatch it to a person walking in greenscreened footage. Using this you can make them "go behind" objects that dont really exist.
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:24pm

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Evman

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read the manual section on masking, it gives a great explanation of what they are... thank god for manuals!!!
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:38pm

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Simon K Jones

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evman101 wrote:

read the manual section on masking, it gives a great explanation of what they are... thank god for manuals!!!
Woohoo, someone appreciates my work! Yay!

However, padawanNick doesn't have Chromy yet, which is why he was asking.

As Brettsta indicated, standalone masks can be placed on the timeline like any other media object. You can draw masks freehand and animate them using keyframes. Each mask can contain several sections consisting of 100+ points, so it's really quite flexible.

The demo should be out in a few days so you'll be able to try it out for yourself.

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Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:39pm

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Brettsta

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For example:

Watch how I keyed this pic and made sollthar go behind the blue thingy on the bottem left with ease smile.

http://zed.cbc.ca/go.ZeD?CONTENT_ID=123123&page=media-viewer&user=Brettsta

This footage came from the quickstart footage.
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:45pm

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padawanNick

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Ahhh. OK.
Thanks Brettsta (supreme Chromy champion of the internet) and Tarn (no additional title needed smile ). Not quite what I was looking for, but great explanations and a very useful feature.

Congrats to all that worked on getting this ready.
The product looks really good.

Have fun!
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 9:54pm

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Evman

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yeah tarn, your manuals are great! id know nothing if not for them...