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Another Garbage Matte/Greenscreening Question [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 9:42pm

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Jake365

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If you garbage matte something out, can you chose what color the garbaged area is?

Thanks!
Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 10:18pm

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FXhomer46784

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You don't seem to fully understand what a matte is. A matte removes an area of your footage...entirely, there's no color left to it, no image whatsoever.

Therefore, you can put anything in it's place (including a solid color if you so desire) by placing another image behind the matted layer.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 1:19am

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JasonX1024

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and how do you use the garbage matte tool? if you dont mind me asking
Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 1:26am

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FXhomer46784

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JasonX1024 wrote:

and how do you use the garbage matte tool? if you dont mind me asking
It's only available in CLab and VLab (or most NLE's for that matter: Premiere and Final Cut, for example). You only seem to own ELab.

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Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 1:35am

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Axeman

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I think you mean CompositeLab and VisionLab. EffectsLab doesn't have garbage mattes.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 4:41am

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Axeman wrote:

I think you mean CompositeLab and VisionLab. EffectsLab doesn't have garbage mattes.
Good catch.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 10:52am

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Simon K Jones

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For information on using garbaget mattes, check out this video tute:

http://fxhome.com/support/video-tutorials/view/17/garbage-mattes