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pijus balpijus
Chroma Key on Multiple Images. does anyone know how?
on Apr 21, 2012 at 11:29:59 am

I'am working with short animated clip, in FCE 4 actually, and i need to make animated character to move in real footage. I have finished ~ 700 pictures of that character, so what i don't understand is, how to delete white background out of so many pictures... Any suggestions? (p.s. I can create independent movie clip out of these images and then delete white background, but in this case i will lose quality, so it is my plan b)


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Mark Suszko
Re: Chroma Key on Multiple Images. does anyone know how?
on Apr 23, 2012 at 2:31:10 pm

You might try a luminance key, tracking a multi-point mask, or hand-rotoscoping the art using a compositing tool like AfterEffects or even rotoscoping using a batch operation in Photoshop, which is not as hairy as it sounds.

Some pre-planning during the creation phase would have saved you a lot of time now.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Chroma Key on Multiple Images. does anyone know how?
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:00:21 pm

What program was the characters created in? Or is this footage of real people shot in front of a white background?

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Mark Suszko
Re: Chroma Key on Multiple Images. does anyone know how?
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:47:56 pm

If the lines on the characters are closed circles, re-coloring the outside white area green can be done in a few seconds with a flood fill tool in photoshop. You can build an automated action for this and it will process the whole batch in less than a minute.


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pijus balpijus
Re: Chroma Key on Multiple Images. does anyone know how?
on Apr 24, 2012 at 6:01:05 am

it was closed circles character (in fact, character was just a animated talking lips on real footage woman's breasts). i used photoshop for rotoscoping, but my mistake was to save all these frames in jpg. i should have save it in png, so FCE could read it without background layer, which in my case, was white.


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Stephen Smith
Re: Chroma Key on Multiple Images. does anyone know how?
on Apr 25, 2012 at 4:20:51 pm

Go with what Mark said, try a Luma Key. I've had some luck with the Color Key as well.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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