green screen question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by laidbackliam, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    is it possible to do a green screen with iMovie, or final cut express?


    i'm not sure i want to do one, just curious as to whether its possible
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Final cut express has keying built in but you can also buy plugins for iMovie if you're interested in doing chroma keying.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You can key in any color not just green but that is the most common.
     
  4. Aperture macrumors 68000

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  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    Never use iMovie for anything more than sticking togather a few clips. Its a great app for really simple (and small) stuff, but when your project starts to grow and become more complex, you understand that iMovie is poor.

    I suggest using Final Cut.
     
  6. kingkezz macrumors regular

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    as long as it's not for broadcast and your not making money from it, do what we all do and download something like Prem Pro 1.5 and use the keyer in that. From my expierence it's been pleasent - pretty easy to use to.

    Or be honest and buy it.

    I dont condone piracy.

    Phew.
     
  7. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Premier also has a free 30 day trial...won't need to pirate it then ;)
     
  8. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    You can croma key in any colour and yes it can be done in iMovie however you have to buy the pluggin for it, personally I'd got for Final Cut Pro or Express if you can get a copy.
     

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