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Masking to a monster... [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 1:30am

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FXHomie

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Can the masking feature somehow change the face of an actor or actress like the main monster in the game Resident Evil 3,Nemesis...?

One more thing can The Composite Lab enhance your footage
Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 2:29am

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Hendo

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FXHomie wrote:

Can the masking feature somehow change the face of an actor or actress like the main monster in the game Resident Evil 3,Nemesis...?
If you mean can it morph a face, then no. But you could use a mask to cut out a face and reveal something different from a layer underneath, with a bit of feathering to help the transition.

If morphing is what you're after then you could use a different program, such as WinMorph, in conjunction with CompositeLab. E.g. film against a greenscreen, do the morphing in WinMorph and then do the keying and compositing in CLab.

FXHomie wrote:

One more thing can The Composite Lab enhance your footage
That depends what you mean by 'enhance'. It can certainly do excellent colour grading and change the look of your video to a style that you like. Check out the many grading presets available.

At the end of the day, though, if you have poor quality video then there's only so much you can do. smile
Posted: Fri, 19th Jan 2007, 9:41pm

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FXHomie

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Thanks for the tips and when I said 'enhance' I meant if the footage is low in quality from a low quality camera.

Also,if you are a beginner at movie making what AVERAGE camera would you recommend,does MP matter 2 quality

Thanks

Posted: Sun, 21st Jan 2007, 10:26pm

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Multiwagon

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If your looking into getting a new camera then I would urge you to get a camera with 3CCDs as it will greatly improve the quality of your footage. I would recommend getting a Panasonic PV-GS 180 if your on a budget or the PV-GS 300 or PV-GS 500 if you can spare another couple hundred dollars. I have the PV-GS 180 and it gives me amazing results. Hope this helps.