Chroma keying in FCE

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mailforwil, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. mailforwil macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    I am trying to chroma key out some elements of a scene in FCE. Sort of going to for a Sin City kind of effect, desaturate everything but a person in the scene. I can get a bright green shirt to key out but am having trouble with skin and hair. I can key those out and inverse them but when I do I end up getting a lot more than I want, due to the background having a similar color (I.E. tan colored dirt in background being keyed out cause it's a similar color to the skintone). I've played around with the adjustments with little success. Anyone with experience have a suggestion?
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    Garbage matte.
    isolate what you want before the chroma key. There's a 50 point matte free plugin for FCE ( you have to select each point individually so it's time consuming but it's free ) you can use if you don't want to buy anything.

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