Posted: Fri, 17th Dec 2010, 10:56pm
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After adding a nightmare effect to my shot, I ordered the Smoke footage DVD and want to composite smoke over the scene. My plan was to do it in final cut. How can I do it using FCP? Is there a better way? Thanks for the help....
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 12:15am
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Well, I don't personally own the Smoke Footage DVD. But I assume that the smoke was filmed in front of a white background. If that's the case, all you would have to do in Final Cut is put the clip onto the timeline, right-click it, go to Composite Mode, and click Multiply.
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 1:29am
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The clouds of smoke are actually filmed against a black bg. Same thing? Multiply?
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 2:29am
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No. For black backgrounds, set the composite mode to Screen.
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2010, 3:02am
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That worked perfect. Thanks sooooo much....