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TUTORIAL: G Matte: Shooting footage for split screen

Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 1:47pm

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Chromanator Tutorials: Garbage mattes

Shooting footage for split screen

'Split screen' involves taking stationary, locked down shots and then splitting them at a certain point in the frame, so that two or more shots are on screen at the same time. Due to the camera angle being identical, it appears to be a single shot, enabling you to create some interesting visuals.

First you need some source footage to work with. There are a few things to remember when shooting for split screen:

  • Make sure the camera is on a tripod and is firmly locked down. Any movement in the frame will reveal the seam between the separate elements.
  • Pay careful attention to where your actors are moving. If they pass behind one another you will have to make use of some extensive masking. Try to keep them in separate areas of the frame if possible.
  • Check that your camera is set to manual focus, exposure and white balance. Otherwise you may have trouble with lighting mismatches due to the camera focusing in a different manner for each element of the shot, which will reveal the seam.

Now that the footage has been shot, it's time to get Chromanator to work piecing it together.


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Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2005, 9:08pm

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Can someone post a tutorial on who to do this in Chromanator? I would like to try this...
Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2005, 11:41pm

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http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=15
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 9:12pm

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can some one please tell us who to clone?
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 10:56pm

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Clone anybody you want to.
Posted: Wed, 30th May 2007, 12:00am

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LOL, what do you mean by that question?
Posted: Sun, 17th Jun 2007, 12:08pm

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i think he meant how to clone.