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Using masks to cut out footage. [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 16th Mar 2007, 9:40pm

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Whitelion

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I was wondering if the mask tool could be used to put footage from one clip to another bit of footage(eg. obi wan ghost effect) instead of using a green screen because I don't have the software or a actual screen to pull it off.
Posted: Sun, 18th Mar 2007, 8:15pm

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Dark Pivot

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sure. But it may take a long time if it is a person.

Edit: Actually, I was just trying that out.
Posted: Mon, 19th Mar 2007, 9:41am

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Cogz

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Yes, it is possible to mask out a person from one clip, but obviously you would have to adjust the mask for each frame, which is going to be very time consuming. I guess it depends how much time you are willing to put into your project.
Posted: Mon, 19th Mar 2007, 3:56pm

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Whitelion

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Thanks for the feed back.
Posted: Tue, 22nd May 2007, 10:32am

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Good question, and I have an interesting twist on it. Mine can probably be taken care of with a green screen, but here goes:

I had an actor quit very suddenly on me, but we'd already done a ton of footage. Is it possible to drop my new guy into the shots the other guy was in? If I green screen my new actor?

Obviously, the quality of the original shot would matter too.

Just thought I'd check on this, as it would save me a ton of time and energy.

jb
Posted: Tue, 22nd May 2007, 10:37am

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Simon K Jones

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That is in theory possible, but it would depend on the shot itself. If you need to remove one guy and replace him with another, that's going to be pretty tricky unless you have a clean background plate to use. It'll also depend on how much motion is in the shot.
Posted: Tue, 22nd May 2007, 10:51am

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For the most part, the shots I'd need to replace the other guy (that were important and hard to re-shoot) do not have much motion. I had roughly 120 zombies standing at the base of a fire station, while the other actor and I were on the roof, looking down. With the one guy quitting, it sure would be nice to drop the new guy into the shot, without having to get another 120 extras to crowd the front of a fire station.

It was shot using a Panasonic DVX100A

jb