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Layer 2 Videos on top of each other!

Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2011, 9:40am

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FXhomer57724

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Hi,
I was wondering how to layer 2 videos on each other to make it fuller and scale some waves in the video. The link to the post is http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=45204 I filmed a pool and made a StarGate Puddle and I need to make it fuller and I was told to scale the waves. This is live action video, I just changed the color and layered it! Thanks to all! Chad
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2011, 12:38pm

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Rockfilmers

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Curios, what do you mean by fuller? Do you mean its see through and you want it to stand out more?
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2011, 2:58pm

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Axeman

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You can adjust transparency, or change the Composite Blend modes for the upper layers. The nature of Compositing is that there are loads of techniques to consider as options, so its about finding the one that gets the results you are after and is most comfortable for you.

You could also use grading or keying to isolate the ripples within that particular clip, so you just had the lines rippling about, with the main part of the water gone, and then composite that back in over the original clip. Or, shoot some additional plates of water to start from, and build the effect up that way.
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2011, 8:50pm

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FXhomer57724

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Rockfilmers wrote:

Curios, what do you mean by fuller? Do you mean its see through and you want it to stand out more?
More Ripples is what I mean by fuller!! Thanks!
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2011, 8:52pm

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FXhomer57724

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Axeman wrote:

You can adjust transparency, or change the Composite Blend modes for the upper layers. The nature of Compositing is that there are loads of techniques to consider as options, so its about finding the one that gets the results you are after and is most comfortable for you.

You could also use grading or keying to isolate the ripples within that particular clip, so you just had the lines rippling about, with the main part of the water gone, and then composite that back in over the original clip. Or, shoot some additional plates of water to start from, and build the effect up that way.
You said change the composite, grading, or keying, not really sure how to do all of that?? Can you explain a little more. Thanks a lot! Chad