Replacing blown out sky

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    My skies are often blown out in outdoor shots.

    I am curious how I would add a blue gradient in JUST the blown out parts.

    Right now i use a title sequence with a linear gradient but it covers the whole sky line. Add to that the the shot is moving so a mask would be an option.

    BUT in the sake of saving time, I was curious if there was a faster way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    just do a sky replacement, video co pilot has tutorials on it.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Couldn't you use a graduated filter when shooting?
     
  4. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Link?
     
  5. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't that be nice? I will consider it for the future.
     
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    You could also use a little bit (-0.3EV etc.) of exposure compensation before shooting? If your camera can apply exp. comp., that is.

    Then, in post, just increase the overall brightness of the clip. It'll add shadow noise but at least the highlights won't clip (that much).
     
  7. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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    What program are you editing in?

    Are you fluent in after effects?

    Regardless.. cheap way is to duplicate your scene with the blown out sky, and add a luma key to the top layer.. it should roughly key out the white parts (the sky, but you may have to mask it so other parts dont get keyed)

    Between the 2 layers add a linear ramp layer (with blue) as the sky.

    Adjust the position and opacity of the 'sky' layer to taste.

    or you can use after effects and duplicate that process, but you can track it and have better controls with masks.

    As for 4God asking for a link.. stop being lazy and search for sky replacement tutorial.
     
  8. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    It took me less effort to search for the link than to write this, I was kind enough to mention it use your initiative to find it yourself.

    if you cant find it, you dont deserve to.

    :)
     
  9. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    BRILLIANT! Thank you so much!

    As for the EV exposure, I don't know if I can do that on my 5dii. I am already using the CINESTYLE which is miles better than stock shooting.
     
  10. 4God, Aug 19, 2013
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    Not that I couldn't find it, just when I post I usually include a link. You know, as a kind service for others...


    http://www.videocopilot.net
     
  11. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    It does via the main control dial and ranges from -2 to +2EV, as with stills photography, and can be dynamically set during shooting. At least when not in specialized modes (dunno whether it works then). See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emt4a6nkkOw
     
  12. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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