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Editing Help Please

Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2008, 4:57am

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Tbozz

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Hey all I have two serious problems,

1) my video images appear very tiny after I edit them in comp.
2)my Keying is horrible in the end. If any one can assist me with editing these clips to be bigger and better visually I would greatly appreciate it.

Examples of clips
Fugitive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-w_R5CLm4M

Color Purple
http://www.youtube.com/user/TBozz2003
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2008, 5:40am

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Axeman

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You need to make sure the project settings match the resolution of your footage.

The greenscreen at the beginning of the second clip looked like it was lit fairly evenly, although it was a bit olive, rather than being bright green. Some judicious key grading should help a lot with that.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2008, 8:43am

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Simon K Jones

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Yeah, the only reason clips would end up smaller is if you've got your project settings wrong, or if the source video file you're importing is smaller than you realise. Check each stage of post-production to make sure you're not accidentally changing the resolution/quality of the video - this would also adversely affect the keying quality.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2008, 3:41pm

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Tbozz

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Thanks guys, but how do I check, I am using IMovie and recently found out the frame is set to 15 frames per sec, and set the composite to Progressive. But I am not sure how to determine what my original source setting are so I can match them up with composite lab.

I could also use some really good tips on compositing and keying. my screen is not always lit correctly but I dont know how to edit out the green screen to make it look good anyway.
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2008, 10:09pm

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Tbozz

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Hey I changed the size but not much changed in composite lab the imported video from I movie to quicktime is 320x240 but that still very small, I want it to be about as big as a clip on youtube and not have to look close to see whats on the screen
Posted: Fri, 8th Aug 2008, 11:55pm

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Axeman

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What camera did you film the footage with? And what method did you use to capture it, Firewire or USB?
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2008, 6:07pm

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Tbozz

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I filmed with a little generic cannon ZR800 and I import to I-Movie. It appears large in I-movie but when I convert to quick time and import in composite it shrings
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2008, 6:08pm

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Tbozz

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Captured with Fire wire
Posted: Sat, 9th Aug 2008, 7:09pm

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Axeman

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Are you converting it to quicktime through iMovie? Make sure the settings in the Quicktime export aren't changing the size. It should remain at 720 x 480 resolution.