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Mickey NationStealing Objects
by on Jan 9, 2010 at 8:42:24 pm

I'm using AE CS3 on a Mac.

I'm trying to figure out how to steal an object out of a motion video and put it into a different one. The camera in the original video moves and I've found the frame I want to steal the object out of and I've masked it. I want it to stay in that position when I apply it to the new video which is a static shot. I can't seem to figure out how to get this still image into my new motion video.

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Stealing Objects
by on Jan 9, 2010 at 11:35:00 pm

Assuming I understand your issue Time Remapping is what you're looking for.

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Joey ForemanRe: Stealing Objects
by on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:13:23 am

I think he just wants to turn the masked layer into a still and composite it on top of the other footage.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Stealing Objects
by on Jan 11, 2010 at 4:14:50 pm

As you wrote just a few days ago, you're brand-new to AE. You should know that this is NOT the kind of application where you just pick up a couple of tricks to use in your next video. You have to know the basics, and you DON'T.

But don't fear: here's a good, free introduction to AE, and it can help a lot:

If you want even more, there are tutorials here on the COW, on the Adobe web site... lots of places. If you want a more structured, topic-by-topic approach, I recommend the AE training from Total Training -- google 'em.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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