Heat Sensor Effect :: How is this done?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by ShakeWellProd, Sep 20, 2008.

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    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.
     
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    Photo Booth actually has a Heat Sensor effect. Not sure if it's good enough for video, tho.
     
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    Infa Red

    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
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    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?
     
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    I don't think he's looking for ACTUAL sensitivity/measurement of temperature, just that look of bright primary colors.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    Thanks

    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.
     
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    Sorry about that, its all I could find after a load of googling :rolleyes:
     
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    No worries, I commend you for your aggressive battle at Googleland!
     

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