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Creating artificial depth of field [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 4:54pm

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007StyLe

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How do you achieve depth of field in your films using visionlab?Usually the depth of field can be achieved by using other devices and camera work which can be a burden. Does anybody know how to blur out a certain object in your shots. For example, blurring out the background or object to make your actor stand out or the other way around. Please, help.
Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 4:59pm

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Garrison

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http://fxhome.com/support/tutorials/view.php?i=8
Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 7:50pm

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SilverDragon7

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I was gonna come around and ask the sma ething too, although I knew it could be done, I wasn't sure how.
Posted: Wed, 30th May 2007, 10:55am

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Axeman

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You are much better off creating depth-of-field eddects in-camera, if at all possible. Setting up your camera to record your footage the way you want is likely going to be much less of a burden than frame-by-frame masking of various objects to create a blur in post. But, for those times when its necessary, the tutorial Garrison linked explains all the principles involved.
Posted: Wed, 30th May 2007, 10:52pm

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SilverDragon7

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But see, when you have no life (I'm joking, I do) it's much easier to do frame-by-frame.

Also I was doing some work earlier this week and for a 10 second clip it went surprisingly fast (I had to mask lots a stuff in most of the frames).