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My half-time summer job is to do post-production in Final Cut on a professor's training video. I am a law student, not an expert in video dev, though I have done a number of home videos with good results and have used Final Cut's chroma tools with mixed results. CompositeLab Pro settings are easier to get right, but I am still having a hell of a time with color spill on two surfaces: gray hair, and black skin.
Please see sample clip Sample-1t.mov within http://www.cuibono.org/21C and I am sorry it's a large file. It's the shortest of a set of clips. Right-click the "filmstrip" icon to download, if so inclined.
It would be impossible to gather these subjects for a re-shoot, so we must make the best of it. A number of people important in my future profession have (unrealistically) high expectations. I have attempted to follow http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39552 to little avail. I do not yet have a blank matched backdrop still to use for color diff, but may be able to generate one. 200 hours of work-study, a tiny portion of which is for chroma work, is not enough to do roto work.
If this can be done but must be outsourced, please advise who could do it within weeks and at reasonable expense, and give a wild ballpark estimate of the cost per clip, if you could. I could then concentrate on motion keyframing, assembly, and title work.
Finally, if this is doable, how do I output to Final Cut? Tried once with the alpha channel box checked, but no luck yet.