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green screen backdrops in demo ? (newbee)

Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 12:25pm

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FXhomer28061

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Hello I am considering purchasing the composite lab pro. I downloaded the demo last night and have started watching the tutorial videos.

My question is when I buy the software do I get access to those cool backdrops I saw in the demo videos for blue/screen work. do I have to buy those seperately and if so Where does a gentleman find them ?

if you have to buy them are they expensive. Thanks so much.

and when found would i add those in the compositelab pro or in my vegas software ?
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 12:40pm

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Simon K Jones

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Which backgrounds are you referring to specifically? The backgrounds we've used in the various example clips come from a wide variety of sources.

Some of them we simply went out and filmed ourselves, some were shot by kind FXhomers such as Garrison (tropical beaches woo!) and a few were stock footage from other archives.

You don't actually get any backdrops included with CompositeLab, however. It provides the tools, but you need to provide the actual resources. That tends to be the best way to do it anyway, as if we did provide some free stock, it'd be so specific as to be mostly useless to everyone.

If you google for 'stock footage' you'll find lots of good links. iStockPhoto is worth a look.

Let us know if you've got any other questions.
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 12:54pm

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FXhomer28061

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Thank you for the reply. I was mostly interested in the newsreader and the virtual set. I will search as you requested but if you know where those are please share. Thanks again
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 1:39pm

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Simon K Jones

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The virtual set was kindly provided by the guys over at Virtualsetworks.com:

http://virtualsetworks.com/

The newsreader one we actually created ourselves, based on the conference room here in our building. It's quite an interesting shot, as the background and foreground are both fabricated - it's a virtual set, even though it uses real elements.

Here's a quick pictorial run-down:




There's a slight reflection error left in the table from the original position of the TV, but we didn't have time to fix that. It'd be a relatively simple thing to do, though.

It's a pretty good example of using easily available real locations (in our case, the conference room upstairs), and then using compositing techniques to create an entirely new location.

Hope that helps.
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 1:47pm

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FXhomer28061

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Awesome thank you for taking the time to show that. NICE work there I see creativity can go a long way.
Thanks again
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 1:52am

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FXhomer28061

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Just wanted to let you know I am now a proud new customer. Your help earlier was invaluable !!! also thanks for keeping this stuff affordable.
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 8:11am

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Simon K Jones

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Great! Thanks for purchasing. I hope you enjoy using it!