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Tina Tschismarov
melding faces effect
on Nov 16, 2016 at 5:35:58 pm

Hi, I'm trying to achieve an effect similar to this picture

http://scd.france24.com/en/files/element_multimedia/image/cgvg_fgw4aanlzy.j...

Basically, I'm starting out with a split screen view of two video portraits next to each other, that I then want to slide together til they meet in the middle, like in the above picture. My problem is that I don't know how to make the halves of the portraits "disappear" into the border in the middle, so that the two sets of footage don't just end up overlapping each other.

Grateful for any tips!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: melding faces effect
on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:39:17 pm

Easy -- you'll need two comp-sized solids and your two pictures.

Line up the two solids so the left side of one and the right side of the other are at the exact center of the screen. Then use them as track mattes for your two pictures.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Tina Tschismarov
Re: melding faces effect
on Nov 21, 2016 at 4:51:10 pm

Wonderful, I was able to achieve the effect. Thank you for your help!


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