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Making clones help?

Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2011, 7:15pm

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Warnezllc

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Ok here is what I have in mind please tell me if its possible.
I want to keep the camera still and record myself on both the left and right side of the screen then bring the footage into VL and put them together to seem like i am interacting with the clone.
Is it possible or do i have to buy something else to make it happen?
Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2011, 7:34pm

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spydurhank

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Oh you can do it in V.L. alright. biggrin

layer 2. actor on right side of screen.
layer 1. actor on left side of screen.

Add a mask "as detailed or complex as you need" on the left side of the canvas to layer 2. You should be able to see the actor appear on the left of the canvas from layer 1.

Now if needed... just do a bit of color correction to either one of the layers to make it match the other layer. You'll notice any drastic lighting changes on either layer so it should be simple enough to match the brightness and contrast.
Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2011, 7:42pm

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Warnezllc

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You see i thought it was as easy as that but in my experience with VL whatever seems easy in my head is like rocket science. LOL ok i guess its time to go play with footage. we will be using one stable camera pointed at one wall with a stable light source so there shouldn't be any color or lighting difference s right?

Any way thank you very much.
awesome
Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2011, 8:19pm

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spydurhank

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Yeah, as long as you're paying attention to your lighting "alot of folks don't" you shouldn't need to do any color correction.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2011, 10:13am

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Simon K Jones

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Main thing: Make sure you set your camera to manual control. If it does any kind of auto focus or auto exposure during the shoot, it'll break the shot.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2011, 2:17pm

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Warnezllc

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Awesome tip!
I didn't even think of that. I will be sure to remember. thanks. This has all be incredibly helpful