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New to Chroma but am having problems keying...

Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 6:21pm

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Dispatch

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Ok I'm a good editor but this program has me and a buddy stumped as to why we can't get this software to key. We followed the manual but nothing happens. Not sure if it's key frames I don't understand but after 4 hours looking at the monitor for a 1 minute project this is a bit much.. Premier works ok but Chroma is driving me crazy.... Thanks
Dispatch OUT.....
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 6:24pm

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Simon K Jones

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How do you mean nothing happens? If you tell us exactly what you're doing, and the point at which 'nothing happens', we'll give you some tips.
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 6:37pm

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Its really easy to do smile. Make sure you check the quickstart guide, thats probably the best and fastest way to figure teh basics out. Dont skip anything.

You gotta click color difference key, set it to green ( or blue if youre using bluescreen) from the click down menu, and then adjust the white and black points till the screen is transparent. You place that above your background layer.
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 7:35pm

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Evman

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yep, its as easy as that. You might need to tweak the key grade options also to enhance green (or blue) areas. This may turn your actors odd colors, but if you go to the toolset above (the grading and effects) and when you temp render it, the keyed out part you did will still be gone, but the colors of your actor will be back to normal.
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 7:49pm

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the key grade only effects the key, so it has no effect on what you normal picture looks like. Also, add spill suppresion in the grade toolset to get green away that ramains reflected on your actor and click the extended button on it.
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 8:19pm

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Yep I was following the quik guide but had no luck.. As with most editors I think I was just trying a few things before going to the next step which messed the process up. Anyway I'll keep trying and the chromakey worked much much better then premier... thanks again.... Dispatch Out
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 8:40pm

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For green/bluescreens,the color difference key is better than chroma key
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 9:23pm

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yeah, it is.

If you have a poorly lit greenscreen or a color that is not fully green or blue, it will be very hard to key, even in Chromy.