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Franzi StodtText as Mask for a Video?
by on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:28:31 pm

Hey Guys.

Can somebody tell me how I can do this? (but just with a video as background)

I've got a video and I want to run a Ttext through this video.
It dont need to be black and white in the background like in the picture.

I want that the text has the same color/background like the video in the background.

I know how to create a shadow on the text an I know how to run the text from the left to the right, but i dont know how it looks like the background.

can somebody help?

thanks a lot and greets from germany

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Dave LaRondeRe: Text as Mask for a Video?
by on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:56:29 pm

You can use the text as a track matte to cut holes in the video. To get that particular look, I suggest doing it in a separate comp, then nesting it in your main comp. You can then add the bevels and shadows to the nested layer as you wish.

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

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Franzi StodtRe: Text as Mask for a Video?
by on Feb 18, 2010 at 5:00:01 pm

Good Tipp....thank you
Text as trackmatte doesnt work, but the video as trackmatte works.

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