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David CrassHow can I use the Leave Color effect multiple times?
by on Jun 2, 2010 at 3:30:16 am

I have a video file with four flags flying in front of a blue sky background that I'm trying to use the leave color effect on. Basically, I want the four flags to be color and everything else B&W.

One flag is the American flag and the other three are identical state flags that are mostly a blue color and a very similar hue to the blue sky background.

The leave color effect works perfect with the American flag only but leaves the other 3 flags B&W. The blue in the 3 identical flags is so similar to the sky background that I can't isolate them.

I'm looking for an easier solution than animating masks around the individual flags, or essentially rotoscoping everything.

I've already tried the solution here:

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/kahlenberg_roland/coolsville.php

...but it doesn't work in this case because the blue in the flags is too similar to the blue in the sky background.

Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: How can I use the Leave Color effect multiple times?
by on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:25:03 am

If your sky is blue with no clouds you can try to fake a clean plate (paint out a clean sky frame in psd ) and pull a difference matte. If you got clouds you can still try to paint the clean plate but it may be harder.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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Bucharest, Romania
http://www.ennstudio.ro


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Michael SzalapskiRe: How can I use the Leave Color effect multiple times?
by on Jun 2, 2010 at 1:23:09 pm

If you have CS5, you can try using the Rotobrush to isolate the flags.
If you don't, you could TRY auto trace.

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Chris WrightRe: How can I use the Leave Color effect multiple times?
by on Jun 2, 2010 at 5:02:55 pm

You will need to either use primatte keyer with plug holes turned up, autotrace, or a procedural keyer if you don't want to roto. Then those will be setup for a track matte. If you post a screeny, I could get a better idea.

Here's my free AE cs3 procedural keyer for luma/sat.
use matte adj controls layer to create a procedural matte keyer using the inner/outer sliders.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AA6X17LF


http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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