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Black, White, and 1 Color?

Posted: Sun, 19th Oct 2008, 6:39pm

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You know that Gatorade commercial where everything is stopped and only the ball is moving? And how everything is in black and white except the green things and the ball? The ball is easy enough, i mean just download whatever and paste it over the black and white filter, but how do you get some things to be left out of black and white? Is there a way to make a selection of colors to not be transformed? Thanks smile
Posted: Sun, 19th Oct 2008, 7:00pm

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Yes, although ideally you'd want to do that in CompositeLab or VisionLab. The easiest way would be to have a black and white layer on the bottom and a color layer on top. You could then mask the appropriate areas by color selection.

However, in ELab you would need to create a freehand mask and adjust it frame by frame.

Alternatively, you could find a good photo editing app (GIMP would work and is free, Photoshop would also do the trick) and work on the video as an image stream. You'd still need to go frame by frame, but at least you would still have a color key tool.

It is possible, but without upgrading, it's probably a lot of work.
Posted: Sun, 19th Oct 2008, 7:05pm

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Wrote this a while ago. Exact tools and what not might be a little outdated, but it's still a pretty straight forward procedure for any effects program you're using.


It appears that some of the images I originally used are missing for some reason, and I have no way of getting them back. They aren't terribly important though, and the main images are still there.