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Question about editing and tracks

Posted: Fri, 28th Jan 2005, 11:32pm

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johnatkins

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I have kind of figured out how to greenscreen and cut out subject but how to I put that subject in another clip is it as simple as putting second clip as track 2 haven't found anything in guides or tuturals. It's taking alot of time but I'm figureing things out slowly with the rendering process was faster with alot of things were faster conversion stuff but it's all good. My biggest thing is not having enough time to do my editting cuz of work. Please help with question.
Posted: Fri, 28th Jan 2005, 11:47pm

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It is ok to use punctuation occasionally....

If you're asking about sompositing using garbage mattes then it's the same process as greenscreening, you just cut around the subject rather than keying out the background.
Posted: Fri, 28th Jan 2005, 11:49pm

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I get that but have no idea how to put the cut out in another clip does it have to do with the tracks?
Posted: Fri, 28th Jan 2005, 11:59pm

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Just arange the clips how you would for greenscreening (Subject above background.)
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 12:05am

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Can you be a bit more specific with your query?
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 12:40am

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Yeah, im with tarn. Im confused. tard
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 12:55am

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So I filmed in front of greenscreen and cut subject out and want to put subject in another clip do I put other clip as track 1 and cut out subject as track 2?
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:02am

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You just drag the backround thats behind the subject on the track below the video track with the subject in it. I THINK thats what your asking....
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:02am

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I think you're just talking about basic greenscreening in which case there's LOADS of stuff in the Quickstart and Tutorial section of the site.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:03am

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Higher tracks are in front of lower tracks.

So track 3 will obscure track 1, for example.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:09am

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so I put my rendered subject as track 8 and my back grounds as track 7 but I still don't see them mixing together in preview am I doing it wrong I'm lost
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:14am

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Are you sealing the mask? If you draw a mask around only part of an object, it wont work.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:17am

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Just post up images of the layers.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:18am

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yes sealing mask so it's all shadowed inside but how do I lay it in the tracks and preview it to see it work
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:22am

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I read somewhere on the site you can actually drag a matte to the timeline as a seperate video clip... as with a lot of the other posts in this thread... im not sure. smile, sorry!
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:44am

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okay so after I garbage matte select mask cut out my person and render then how do I place that rendering in another video I can't place the render in the same track as the movie can you help?
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:45am

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The clip chould already be in the clip with the subject.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 1:48am

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how? that's what I'm asking say I wanna take me at my pc and make it look like it's me at my pc in the moving clouds I got me at my pc cut out and I got a clip the clouds moving what now?
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 2:24am

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The mask will render and replace the clip originally showing the subject.

Here: I made a picture with MSPAINT.




Go nuts.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 2:49am

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does it matter if I put the clip under it after I render it????
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 2:59am

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In that case, you'd have to re-render.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 3:02am

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So I put track 2 me track one clouds then cut out me and render poof me in clouds? Does it take as long to re render as it does to render? You're the man! You've been alot of help! Thanks, thanks, thanks, can't thank you enough!
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 2:53pm

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Yes, it does take as long to re-render. Glad to be able to help smile
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 7:56pm

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I'm getting the hang of it now. Actually getting somewhere thanks a bunch this is awesome!!!