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figuring out cloning

Posted: Sun, 22nd Mar 2009, 5:01am

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FXhomer84922

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Hey everybody. I played around with cloning tonight. I did one shot where I sat at the end of my couch, and another where I sat right beside myself. It didn't blend well together, but I was probably just too close?? I imagine you can't do clones close together, without deleting some of one. Not sure though. Also, just wondering ... can you do two clones in a tracking shot with the camera? Another thing I noticed was the lack of resolution in my footage after capturing, saving, visionlab, sony editing, DVD output. IS there a specific format I should save it so it doesn't lose its quality? What workflow does everyone else do it by? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Mar 2009, 8:48am

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spydurhank

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check this out. It's the same concept as cloning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASeuM_1D4w

Or this one which is actual cloning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc6muUczQf8

As far as work flow goes, you have to plan it out. Story board!

Vision Lab only supports .mov and avi. video files so you have to first convert your video clips into one of those formats before importing into V.L. and when you open V.L. you need to tell it which format you're opening or working with. Again .mov or avi.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Mar 2009, 1:09pm

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DVStudio

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Wow. I just made a tutorial on cloning a little while ago! What a coincidence! Check it out here

Using green screen, you can get them a lot closer to each other though. Just so you know.

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Posted: Sun, 22nd Mar 2009, 4:20pm

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spydurhank

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DVStudio wrote:

Wow. I just made a tutorial on cloning a little while ago! What a coincidence! Check it out here

Using green screen, you can get them a lot closer to each other though. Just so you know.
Holy crap dude!
That was really, really good. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 22nd Mar 2009, 4:20pm

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Axeman

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Cloning in a tracking shot is going to be a pain, because you will have to move the camera exactly the same during both shots in order for things to match up. Unless you have access to a motion-control camera rig.

As far as quality, its all up to what codec and render settings you use. If you use a poor quality codec, like cinepak, things won't look so good. If you use a high-quality codec, like animation, or go Uncompressed, things will look as good as your original footage will allow. but file sizes will of course be bigger.