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Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rweakins, May 28, 2007.
anyone know of a downloadable chromakey program that is decent?
You don't have Final Cut? Any pro applications?
I think you might be out of luck.
Downloadable as in freeware? Nope. Chromakey is a complex thing. Nobody would just give it away, I'm afraid.
Free chroma... I really don't think that's going to happen unless someone knows of a free source or cheaper plugin. You might have to go for something like Final Cut Pro, Shake, After Efftects or Combustion for what you want to do.
EDIT: Try http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/imaging_3d/chromakeys.html
final cuts keyer in my opinion is junky, i use shakes' chroma
Wow, I really love FCP's keyer, especially compared to others in its software "class" like Premiere. I should try Shake, it would probably blow me away.
Agreed, but not at crappy as Premieres.
geez... im afraid to ask how bad that must be...
but you must have noticed that you really have to be in the ideal conditions for it to really work (perfect background color, no wrinkles or varying lighting) and the talent has to be wearing exactly the opposite of whatever your key color is. shake is so forgiving, and if it's not, you can just use a rotoshape and fix the little spots.
Is this with FCP5 or 6? I'm wondering how 6's ability to tweek the range of the key field with the eyedropper tool improves from FCP 5?
It's more frustrating than bad.
Shake is very time-consuming though, at least for me it is. There are so many steps. I really need to get to learn the application a little more.
So much potential in it.
Oh. Actually, I do this professionally so I do work in perfect conditions. (I try to key out using a DME so I can get to the video before it's compressed, but when I can't, I use FCP)
A downloadable program called CompositeLab is what your after when you go to the site, it's fairly cheap.
Jashaka (www.jashaka.org) is an open sourse compositor and is very close to the way shake works. there is also open sourse rotoscoping with CinePaint and matchmoving with Voodoo Tracker
I asssume you will also want to edit your clips and such, so maybe you could go for FCE, which has chromakey. I found the fxhome products not really easy to use, although they do have the advantage of being more about the special effects, and give pretty cool results. They also have a very large library of free plugins for special effects