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mask is different color!

Posted: Tue, 22nd Sep 2009, 11:24am

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badmonk

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hey guys! smile
not posted on here for ages so hope everyone is great!!

just a quick question please! adding a mask to some really old DV footage of around 10 years old, & yeah the video quality aint too good but the mask is there for around a couple frames, but you can clearly see its a really different color

feathering and transparency dont help, it looks almost like a B&W shot dropped into a color scene

any ideas please people?

thanks
Posted: Tue, 22nd Sep 2009, 6:50pm

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badmonk

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anyone please?
Posted: Tue, 22nd Sep 2009, 9:08pm

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Axeman

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Can you give more info about how the project is set up?

Is the mask applied to the footage, or to another layer, and if so, what kind of layer? How is the color different? Darker, lighter, brighter, less saturated, etc?
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 8:13am

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badmonk

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hey Axeman smile

thanks for replying!
ok the video footage is on DV and around 10 years old so not that great
its doing some lightsaber FX for a friend of mine (actually darth maul vs obi wan one of the first rehearsals for EP1, so pretty cool as not many people have seen this)

i am applying the mask to the lightsaber FX itself, is this where i am going wrong please?
and the mask is really dark so you can see its a mask really easy!

thanks for any help smile
Posted: Thu, 24th Sep 2009, 11:04am

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badmonk

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any ideas please guys?
Posted: Mon, 28th Sep 2009, 10:14am

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badmonk

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guess no way round this then eh?
is it cos the video footage is old and on mini DV do you think please?