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A Quick Chromanator Question...Inserting a background layer?

Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 1:36am

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Fill

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Ok...

Please dont laugh at me for this seriously amature question but...

How do you insert a layer for the backround of a movie in Chromanator?

I know this wont take long to answer for all you wizs out there that can answer this question in a heart beat...

Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 1:43am

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Read these.

http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/list.php?cat=1

-Z
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 8:54am

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Those tutorials will really help you to get to know the program, and how to do some pretty neat things. To answer your question a little bit quicker, you import the media (the video or back ground plate) you want into your media list at the right, then click and drag it onto your time line. Make sure it is track one or I believe it only has to be under the video you are green screening; I have never really tested with that though.

Hope that works out for you.
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Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 9:21am

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Wizard wrote:

Make sure it is track one or I believe it only has to be under the video you are green screening
Yeah, the background that you want behind your keyed-out actors can be on any track underneath the actors' green-screen footage, as long as nothing else gets in the way. It's the same concept as layers in graphics programs like Photoshop or GIMP.

By way of example, you can put the background footage on track 3 and the green-screen footage on track 10. When you key out the green on track 10, it will reveal all the tracks underneath -- which in this case, would only be the footage on track 3. But if you inserted some footage on track 7 (or any other track in between 3 and 10), then that new footage on track 7 would end up blocking what is on track 3, unless you then did some keying or masking/garbage mattes on track 7.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 9:37am

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Okay, that is what I figured, I just didn't want to say it for sure without having tested it myself first. To this date, I haven't had a need to put more than my back ground plate and the footage I wish to be green screened into the time line; except to do the "Ghost Trail".

Thanks for clearing that up Hendo.
Wizard.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2005, 12:24pm

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Thanks for your replies That ghost trail thing is pretty cool!

I'm defenitly on my way to getting Chromanator VERY soon(maybe today or tommorrow)

And whats really good about it is i get more force!!

Lol...Thanks again and i hope i can make some cool movies soon...