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Blue-Screening Programs

Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 12:18am

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Sith_Knight

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Can someone tell me some cheap programs that are good for blue-screening. Any help here would be hot.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 1:30am

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MechaForce

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Search the forums quickly. I am about to tweek. crazy
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 2:17am

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Neo

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Heed the warning of the mighty mecha. wink biggrin

Almost every NLE can do this to some extent. After Effects, Commotion.....blah blah blah blah.......by "cheap" I assume you mean "free".

Check the usual assortment of file sharing portals for "trial" versions. wink

-Neo
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 2:19am

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Sith_Knight

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By "Cheap" i mean under $800
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 3:11am

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Neo

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By free I mean:

http://www.limewire.com

lol wink

-Neo
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 5:08pm

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Lord Dugall

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Every video editing programs have a chromakeying (blue screen) function inside but for better performances, I recommend Primatte Keyer as it is suppose to be the best on the market.

This time, Mechaforce haven't been so fast on his traditional "do a search!!!", and I have to agree with him this time, you will get plenty of other advises.

Good luck
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 8:26pm

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jamie556

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a free program would be axogon, u can use the color keyer.probably not the best out there though
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 10:51pm

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Yes, that would work- but you can download After Effects from any file sharing portal and learn how to do it on a "real" program.

-Neo
Posted: Fri, 7th Jun 2002, 2:36am

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Sith_Knight

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Thanks Neo
Posted: Sat, 8th Jun 2002, 1:13pm

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Neo

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No problem.

-Neo
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 6:45pm

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Limewire bleh, try Carracho much easier to ifnd what you are looking for smile
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 3:31pm

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codec3

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Hi
if you use a Mac, a company called eZedia (www.ezedia.com) just released a plug in for iMovie2 OSX: eZescreen 1.0 which allows for professional quality blue and greenscreening. The plugin sells for $4o US, and iMovie is of course free.
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Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 5:42pm

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It is at times like this that I wish I had a Mac. Also when my Windows crashes every two hours.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 10:38pm

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Neo

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I've got both platforms. No problem with either. Format/Reinstall. It'll always save the day.

It's been a while since I was on Caraccho (spl.). I'll have to "investigate" again. wink

-Neo
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 1:10am

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codec3

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hi
I have both platforms too...I only use one though.

Thinking of changing your mind Lloyd66? Check this out:

www.apple.com/switch/

still lmao every day on every gig
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Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 1:15am

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Gibs

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Actually, I would rather just wait a while until my Windows 98 gets REALLY outdated, and then buy a Mac and install Windows on it also.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 3:46am

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anonymous

what? am I stupid or can someone explain the previous post to me please?
grrr
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 4:16am

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Phage

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iMovie costs 50$… or free with a purchase of os X
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 12:40pm

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Radar

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Yeah but all new Macs made in the last 2 years have come with iMovie.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 3:03pm

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Gibs

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Hey Guest, what I meant was that I'll wait until my family is ready for a new computer (I am a teenager) and then bug them to get a Mac, then buy Windows to go with it, so I can switch between the two. This is because Macs are better for making movies and such, but Windows is better for games.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 4:44pm

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Radar

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Lloyd66 don't count on Virtual PC to play games on a mac(if that's what you meant by buy windows to go with a mac). Virtual PC only runs at 50% of your processor speed and you can't use your graphics card for 3d acceleration with it. So that means any game made in at least the last 3 years will be unplayable. But companies like Aspyr and MacSoft are porting more and more games to the Mac now.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 5:33pm

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Gibs

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No, I didn't even know there was a thing called Virtual PC that existed! confused I was just talking about buying like Windows XP or something to go with a Mac.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 7:20pm

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LOL, No it would be nice if you just install Windows on a Mac, but that won't work. Mac's use completely different processors than PC's and need a completely differen't operating system. The only way you can run windows on a Mac is by emulating it with Virtual PC, but it runs too slow to do anything very processor intensive.
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 3:00am

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Gibs

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Oh. I thought...but I was wrong.
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 3:37am

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Hi Lloyd66
'guest' again here...DO NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM GET A MAC (like you could) AND INSTALL WINDOWS ON IT!!!!

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING???

Get a PS2 or XBox to play games...use your Mac to make money!!!!!

WHAT are you thinking?

grrrr

95% of people don't know how to use windows...the other 5% think they can install it on a mac.

aahhhkkkk!

Now I don't want to hear another word about VPC or any other thing that is not mac OS on a mac...

there is NOTHING nice about installing WINDOWS ON A MAC!
(pardon me while I spark up my 'saber)
but your head is coming off...
lol
codec3
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:00am

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Gibs

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OK, nothing more about Windows on Mac. Anyway, let's get back on topic. I would really like to know of a good chroma keying program for under $50 that runs on Windows on a Windows system! Sorry about my ignorance. redface
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:13am

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Why would anyone want a Mac anyway? Har har har lol ::Runs away as hundreds of mac users chase him with flaming torches ::
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 2:55pm

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Sith_Knight

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Like what Lloyd said i'm looking for a good chroma keying program for under $50 that runs on Windows on a Windows system
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 1:22am

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I dpn't really like Macs either. I do have to admit, the new IMacs look sweet but thats only looks. Virtual PC isn't the best thing to do. Macs and PCs are totally different systems. Installing Windows on a Mac is kinda stupid(no offense) because you're going to get choppy performance because of the IMac's system specs.
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 2:00am

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DigiSm89

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Hey Jamie, can you give me a link to that axogon program you said that can do blue screening.
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 6:32pm

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DigiSm89

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never mind. I found it. but can someone tell me how the program can do blue screening if you tell it to solor key one type of color when there can be variations of that color due to lighting when filming?
Posted: Tue, 18th Jun 2002, 9:20pm

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Radar

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Most programs allow you to adjust the sensitivity of the key. That way it will key out all colors similar to that color. Blue screening can be difficult especially with poor lighting. You have to fiddle with the sliders until you get just the right key.
Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 12:13am

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DigiSm89

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with the program axogon, it just asks you what color you want it to key.
Posted: Wed, 19th Jun 2002, 2:34pm

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Radar

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http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0206/19.dvgarage.php

A new blue screening plugin was just released for After Effects and Premier, for a good price too only $49. Supposed to be easy to use and produce good results.