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ShakeWellProd
Sep 20, 2008, 08:11 PM
I'm looking for a way to create the heat sensor effect. The ones they use in Spy movies etc. Is there a plugin for this? I have a shot of the killer walking in while the protagonist has special "heat sensory" skills.



Trajectory
Sep 20, 2008, 08:15 PM
Photo Booth actually has a Heat Sensor effect. Not sure if it's good enough for video, tho.

pinktank
Sep 20, 2008, 09:38 PM
ermm you mean infra red? http://www.krishnamoorthi.com/2007/01/30/photoshop-tutorial-making-thermal-images/

ShakeWellProd
Sep 21, 2008, 11:14 AM
No not Infrared. Doesn't that have the greenish look to it like the Paris Hilton video?

I want the effect sort like in the link above, but the bodies turn red for video not photo's

design-is
Sep 22, 2008, 02:46 AM
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Dont you have to shoot it with a heat sensitive camera or put a lot of post production work in? Not sure a quick fix exists...

Might have more luck in the digital video forum?

nicholasm
Sep 22, 2008, 03:35 AM
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Dont you have to shoot it with a heat sensitive camera or put a lot of post production work in? Not sure a quick fix exists...

Might have more luck in the digital video forum?

I don't think he's looking for ACTUAL sensitivity/measurement of temperature, just that look of bright primary colors.

design-is
Sep 22, 2008, 12:07 PM
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surely that would be the easiest way to get the best effect though... Probably quite expencive though, I'll give you that :)

I don't know how to personally, but I still recomend asking in the digital video forum.

stevep
Sep 24, 2008, 05:58 AM
Anything like this?
Done in P/shop.
Image> adjustments> posterise - set to say 8 colours.
Then use the magic wand tool, along with Select> Similar to select blocks of colour, followed by Image> Adjustments> Hue and Saturation. (Additionally, you can save as a gif, cutting the number of colours down from the standard 256 - but I'm not sure about this last step).
I'm afraid I have no idea how you would do this in say FCP or Premiere, but you don't say whether you're working on a still or a movie.

design-is
Sep 24, 2008, 08:04 AM
<snip> bodies turn red for video not photo's

He wants it for video it seems.

I found this.... but haven't watched it. Hope it helps!

http://www.wrigleyvideo.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15788

ShakeWellProd
Sep 24, 2008, 11:16 PM
Thanks for all your links and help.

The link above doesn't work thou. Oh well. Sounds like a cool plugin for someone to create in the future.

design-is
Sep 25, 2008, 11:20 AM
Sorry about that, its all I could find after a load of googling :rolleyes:

ShakeWellProd
Sep 25, 2008, 11:11 PM
No worries, I commend you for your aggressive battle at Googleland!