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Ezyo Po
Problematic footage and keying.
on Jun 18, 2010 at 1:24:27 pm

Hello everyine,

I'm kind of new to AE and video editing...
I'm kind of sick of trying to key out something... here's the deal:
I shot footage in front of a mostly blue wall, but near the edge there's a white door and the headstock of my guitar (with chrome, reflective tuners) is infront of that. Now I want to key the door out, but I keep taking the chrome with it. Is there any way of solving this? If a screenshot is required, I'd be glad to provide one.
Please, please help me!

Best regards,
Ezyo


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John Cuevas
Re: Problematic footage and keying.
on Jun 18, 2010 at 1:44:08 pm

Screen shot would help, but it sounds like you may need to do this on seperate layers.

The guitar would be on the top layer and masked out. The bottom layer would contain your other footage keyed out. You could then precomp the entire thing.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.thinkck.com


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Problematic footage and keying.
on Jun 18, 2010 at 3:56:13 pm

You're describing a good scenario for a hold-out matte.

This and other keying tips are here:
"Tips for keying with After Effects"

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John Cuevas
Re: Problematic footage and keying.
on Jun 18, 2010 at 4:22:53 pm

Todd, I just said exactly that. Just without the cool website, pictures, precise definition and the authority that comes with actually working for AE.



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