Chroma Key

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MattSepeta, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

    MattSepeta

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    I have always used the bare bones chroma key in FCP to do chroma key stuff, but recently got a new (used) computer that had After Effects left over on it.

    I have always been told that FCP was the absolute worst for chroma keying, so I am wondering:
    -Just how much more effective is the AE chroma key?
    -Are there any tips or tricks that will help me get the cleanest key in AE?
    -Any free plugins?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it's Final cut that is bad at chroma key, it's that DV video was always so bad.

    Maybe I'm naive, but I would think if you have your lighting right, chroma keying should be a no brainer on FCP.
     
  3. MattSepeta thread starter macrumors 65816

    MattSepeta

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    Yeah

    I agree 100%, I have always used FCP and have gotten acceptable keys, I just figured that if AE was in the equation I might as well learn to use that.
     
  4. anthemus macrumors regular

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    In After Effects look to see if they have "KeyLight" installed. Its a pretty good chroma key. I've used it to repair many bad keys that I have received from various clients.
     
  5. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    FCP sucks with chromakey, but motion and the Primatte RT filter are pretty awesome. In fact, I find I often use it with the default settings and never need to change it.
     

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