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Chase Gardiner
Keying in FCPX
on Jan 25, 2012 at 8:26:58 pm

Usually the keyer works just fine for what I need it to do, however this time it doesn't. The green is lit very flat as it is in the studio, we have a news set desk in front of it and the TV screens on the set have blue and yellow images on them for this particular show. I had to make framing adjustments from normal so now the green is only occupying roughly 15% of screen real-estate while the blue is taking up more...

So my problem is the keyer is jumping to key the blue and not the green like I need. I can't seem to figure out a way to tell it to do the other. I also do not have motion on this particular system since it is not mine, the company has FCPX on a MacPro but doesn't want to spend the money on Motion since no one will use it so that is out of the question.

Suggestions? Thanks!


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Alan Okey
Re: Keying in FCPX
on Jan 26, 2012 at 7:38:04 am

There's nothing to prevent you from signing in to the App Store with your own ID and downloading & installing Motion on your work computer.


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Shawn Miller
Re: Keying in FCPX
on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:28:35 pm

"There's nothing to prevent you from signing in to the App Store with your own ID and downloading & installing Motion on your work computer."

Possibly... but bear in mind that a lot of companies prohibit employees from installing personal copies of software on company machines.

Shawn



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Ian Bailey
Re: Keying in FCPX
on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:40:08 am

This is the first time I've tried the keyer in FCPX and I have to say 'Wow!' I gave it a shot with unevenly lit green screen and semi-transparent areas, it handled it beautifully.

Anyway, back to your issue... I would definitely suggest your company buys Motion - it is very cheap. Not only will the more advanced keying features remedy your current problem, but I reckon you'll end up using it for titles, funky transitions and various graphics requirements.


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Steve Connor
Re: Keying in FCPX
on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:49:14 am

[Chase Gardiner] "So my problem is the keyer is jumping to key the blue and not the green like I need. I can't seem to figure out a way to tell it to do the other"

Have you changed the sample colour with the 'refine key" adjustment in the inspector?

Steve Connor
"FCPX Agitator"
Adrenalin Television


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