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Help with compositing a white background shot

Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2008, 9:14pm

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futurefilmmaker

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As it said on detonationfilms.com, for white background stock footage fxhome product users were supposed to change the composite mode to multiply to make it transparent. The only problem is that when i go to change it, the only composite modes are add and screen. I've seen the multiply key on there once for something, but how do I make the mode go to multiply? mad wall mad wall mad

Here's what i'm trying to composite:
http://www.detonationfilms.com/UnitK.htm
It's the stuff under "Hemostock".
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2008, 11:16pm

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Axeman

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You can't use Multiply on stock footage in EffectsLab. You need to have CompositeLab or VisionLab.

Where you have seen multiply is on effects created by the program. Any effects created by the effects engines will offer a wide variety of composite modes. Advanced compositing of stock footage such as this is beyond the scope of EffectsLab's purpose, and falls in the realm of CompositeLab or VisionLab, as mentioned.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2008, 11:42pm

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futurefilmmaker

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idea
i actually figured out a way.
i just put an invert gradeing on it and a hue change grade thingy, change the hue to the right color and dading a black background with the subject just like normal
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2008, 11:49pm

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Axeman

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Clever, glad you got it to work.