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cloning help. the lighting is weird between the two clones [

Posted: Thu, 1st Mar 2007, 2:20am

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FXhomer12192

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ok so i cut out a mask for the first layer with clone #1 and then when i lay it ontop of the 2nd clone the image inside the mask is alot brighter. it is not my camera. it was on auto focus and the lighting was constant. I cant understand what to do now. can anyone help me please?
Posted: Thu, 1st Mar 2007, 2:33am

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Axeman

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Use CompositeLab for compositing, rather than EffectsLab, since you own them both. EffectsLab is not at all designed for this type of work, and CompositeLab is, it has all the tools you need for your various compositing projects.
Posted: Thu, 1st Mar 2007, 3:08am

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FXhomer12192

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alright i will. ill see if that fixes th problem
Posted: Thu, 1st Mar 2007, 3:35am

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FXhomer12192

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ok that worked. wow i feel stupid : ]
Posted: Thu, 1st Mar 2007, 9:12am

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Simon K Jones

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Glad to hear you've sorted out the problem already. However...

FXhomer12192 wrote:

it is not my camera. it was on auto focus and the lighting was constant.
When doing this kind of shot, do not use auto-focus. In fact, turn off as many 'auto' settings on your camera as possible. The last thing you want is the camera deciding to re-focus the shot halfway through, which will make matching the elements impossible.

Same goes for lighting - just because the lighting seems constant to your naked eye doesn't mean it actually was. Changing weather conditions, different positioning of objects and actors - it can all make large differences once you start comparing shots directly side-by-side.