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I'm new here and i've got a couple of questions.

Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 10:47am

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Jacob15

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hi i still didn't buy Alam yet but i want to, first i would like to know ' Can you double yourself ' and if so 'how easy is it to do that' thx.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 10:51am

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Mellifluous

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You need the program called Chromanator, also made by the people who make AlamDV here.

It's quite easy to double yourself, you either need to film yourself against bluescreen/greenscreen or use masking within Chromanator. Either way, there are great tutorials on how to do it, e.g.

http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=15
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 3:24pm

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Jacob15

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if i buy Chromanator, do i need a green screen to clone?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 3:35pm

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Xcession

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You will need to film yourself against something which is easily identifyable and vaguely solid in colour. Filming yourself against...say...a brick wall would be pushing it, but probably doable. Anything more complex and theres no hope.

All keying software requires a solid colour, ideally, to get "keyed out" (removed) from the picture. Blues and greens are used most frequently because they rarely occur naturally in nature, so its usually safe to remove them without removing half the area you want to keep.

If you want to use chromanator and get remotely good results, you need a greenscreen, but its not mandatory.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 3:42pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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If you are talking about cloning you wont need a greenscreen, you can use the technique called "Split-Screen" where you divide your footage in two "pieces" and then put them together to make it look kinda good.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2005, 3:43pm

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Simon K Jones

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Well, that's not stricly true. You need a greenscreen if you're planning on doing greenscreen compositing. There are many other kinds, such as split screen - as shown in the tutorial that Mell linked to. Having a greenscreen opens up lot more options, but Chromanator is capable of lots of other things too.