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Removing wire rigs from clips

Posted: Sat, 31st Jul 2010, 5:38am

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CyberViking2000

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Can VisionLab be used to remove wire rigs from video clips?
Posted: Sun, 1st Aug 2010, 2:21pm

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Well Sure you can! Somehow. It is a little harder however without information on your project, we need a little more information on what your problem is. If you are using a green-screen, it may be a little easier. If not, you need the same backdrop (like a picture etc.) so if you use garbage matte, you can have something in the background witch will make it appear invisible!

More information will help! smile

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Posted: Sun, 1st Aug 2010, 6:42pm

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There aren't any wire-removal tools in VisionLab. Technically it would be possible in many cases, but not nearly as quick and easy as with proper wire-removal software. And of course, whether the camera is moving or not will make a big difference as well, also whether you are keying in the shot, as iFilmer mentioned.

Basic principle is just that you use a second layer of the background, without the wire, to cover over the wire so it disappears. this can come from an earlier frame where the wire is in a different position, or from a clean plate of the bg without any wires at all.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2010, 8:00am

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Simon K Jones

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For greenscreen or locked down, tripod shots this is pretty easy. If you've got a moving or handheld shot, however, you're going to find it faster and easier to a more dedicated tool - even if it's just something like Photoshop, where you can paint out the wires.
Posted: Wed, 4th Aug 2010, 7:50pm

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Find some helpful info on wire removeal issues here:

http://www.fxguide.com/article453.html

You could always try the Wire Pilot Plugin 3.1.1:

http://www.brothersoft.com/wire-pilot-plugin-download-70155.html

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Posted: Sat, 11th Sep 2010, 2:55am

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can the wire removal pilot remove rope?
Posted: Sat, 11th Sep 2010, 3:24pm

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pscamm

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Awesomeness,
There's no reason why not, taking into consideration info people have put in this thread.

The only real difference between rope and wire is that rope is more likely to be of thicker diameter, this will probibly make it's removal more difficult.

If it were me, i'd be inclined to go to my local hardware store, they will probibly have steel braided wire there, no less than 4mm diameter is what you'll need if your supporting a human on a couple of wires. The store should be able to quote the wires strenght usually in Kilo's.

One important thing here for anyone thinking of suspending people from wires is that a human actor should not be subjected to a shockload on wires, this 'could' cause serious injury - at the very least they should be suspended from a 'Full body harness' via the wires and of course 'SAFETY' is the most important thing here - If in doubt, dont try it. Contact your local theater group, they should have people who deal with this kind of thing for show's they put on.

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