I'm creating an animation in DAZ Studio on a green screen, rendering it to a .mov file, and then bringing it into Final Cut Pro (v6).
When I bring in the .mov file, for the most part the green screen is already removed (almost like it's transparent). The only think I need to do is clean up around the edges of the object or figure that I've brought in.
Normally what I do is:
video filters>key>color smoothing 4:1:1 and then video filters>key>spill suppressor-green and it removed the green edges completely.
However, I'm having trouble getting all the green removed on a character that has red hair and a red cloak.
If I click on the chroma key first it brings in the green background and then I can't get rid of it at all.
How do I get rid of the green edges completely on my character with red hair and a red cloak?
We're really worried about creating a good matte, right? You cna use multiple iterations of the keyer, targeted tot he general background, and then to the edge area, that's one strategy. Another is to use the 3-way color corrector to really push the different levels around int he picture, and don;t worry that it makes the character look wrong-colored or anything. As long as it optimizes the matted area's level and contrast. Once you pull a good matte from that "ugly" color-corrected pass, use it on another track with the better-looking original, and maybe that solves your problem.
4:1:1 is bad to work in for chromakeying but you already know that. I would do this kind of work in Pro Res and then export the composited elements into whatever codec the rest of the project needs.