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Alex Vachon
How would you handle this?
on May 10, 2012 at 10:52:55 pm

Hi all, I shot some testimonials using a white backdrop. In my wide angle shots, I can see a few shadows and ripples on the backdrop. How would you get rid of them? Your help is appreciated.

Here's a picture of a problematic frame.



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Shane Ross
Re: How would you handle this?
on May 11, 2012 at 12:51:22 am

Put a white COLOR SOLID on V1, this clip on V2. Use the 8-point Garbage Matte to chop out all that you don't want.

If that doesn't work. RESHOOT...do it right. Lock down that sheet. Or shoot where there is no wind.

Shane
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Steve Eisen
Re: How would you handle this?
on May 11, 2012 at 12:28:49 pm

This all could have been avided. With proper monitoring, you should have seen this inn the viewfinder.

Use Shane's suggestions. You still need to match the white color for your background with your backdrop.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Mark Suszko
Re: How would you handle this?
on May 11, 2012 at 1:53:54 pm

8-point mask with the edges highly feathered, over a layer of white gradient, the gradient sampled from the original wide shot. You could also try playing with the blending modes.

You could also hand-roto these, using photoshop's "extract" filter, if it gets really bad.

How are you going to fix the crossed eyes?


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Harrison Gruber
Re: How would you handle this?
on May 11, 2012 at 7:33:41 pm

Edit it, export into After Effects and use the roto brush tool.


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e. hamilton
Re: How would you handle this?
on May 12, 2012 at 11:41:41 pm

A mask and feathering should do just fine if she doesn't move too much. Otherwise you will have to key-frame the mask with the movement. It appears you need to mask or expand the shot anyway; the shot is off screen on the right. Do match the color and don't worry about her eyes, she's cute.

cheers


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