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I need help with adding backgrounds on CompositeLabPro

Posted: Fri, 24th Jul 2009, 7:58am

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bigperson17

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I need help with adding backgrounds on the CompositeLabPro please. I have had the green screen and CompositeLabPro ever since Easter 2009 and still can't figure out how to add backgrounds. Please if someone knows how to add a background please respond as soon as possible.

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Posted: Fri, 24th Jul 2009, 8:19am

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Simon K Jones

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What specific part of the process are you having trouble with? Have you managed to key out your greenscreen already, or are you having difficulty with that as well?

To add a background you simply need to import it (video, image etc) to the media browser, then place it on the timeline on a layer underneath the greenscreen clip.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jul 2009, 8:23am

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bigperson17

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I am very good with computers, but I am brand new to this so I have to start from scratch. Can you please explain all the steps of the process please.

Thanks, Bigperson17
Posted: Fri, 24th Jul 2009, 8:48am

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Simon K Jones

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I'd recommend watching this tutorial:

http://fxhome.com/support/video-tutorials/view/16/keying

It explains the basic keying techniques. If you're not yet familiar with the interface, you should have a watch of the 'Interface' tutorials too.

Once you understand the interface, the basic process is as follows:

1. Import your foreground and background to the media browser.

2. Put your background on the first layer of the timeline.

3. Put the greenscreen clip on the layer above the background.

4. Go to the Matte->Key toolset for the greenscreen clip and add an 'Auto colour difference' key.

If you change the canvas view to 'project overview' you should see it composited.