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Rui Manuel
Problems using PHYX Keyer
on Dec 17, 2015 at 4:38:03 pm

Hello there.

I am eager to buy the PHYX Keyer Plugin Suite, but even after seeing the tutorial videos I can't get anything but very poor results.

I am sure I am doing something wrong, but can't see what it is. I am using the TRIAL version 5.2 now, but really need to buy it.

Here are some details:

1 - I am using Adobe Premiere Pro V 7.2.1
2 - Under Mac OSX Yosemite V 10.10

I attach some image that shows the best I could get until now.

What am I doing wrong? I already have tried all the possible configurations on the plugin, and these are the best I could get after trying all the possibilities.

Can somebody please help me on this?

Thank you so much in advance.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Problems using PHYX Keyer
on Dec 17, 2015 at 5:27:56 pm

What is your prior experience with keying?

Are you trying to do everything, including the hair with a single instance of the plugin?

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant
David Weiss Productions
Los Angeles

David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.

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Rui Manuel
Re: Problems using PHYX Keyer
on Dec 17, 2015 at 5:35:57 pm

David, thank you for answering me.

I am not an expert in keying, I use a technique abour 1 year now. And yes I know I can use multiple instances of a plugin.

but in this case all the tutorials I saw it is just a single click and after that one or two minor adjustments do get it right.

in my case I cant get it right my no way, not even close!

thats why I am feeling lost here.

can you please help or suggest something? :/

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Philippe Lessard
Re: Problems using PHYX Keyer
on Dec 18, 2015 at 3:19:55 pm

First, what kind of footage it is?
In case its H264 or any "compression codec" you will have trouble keying, especialy with the kind of footage you have(with a lot of hair around her head)even with professionnal tool, those shots are difficult.

The first thing to do is re-export your footage in 4444, prores 4444 or Animation codec will do it (not magic, but could help).In your screencap I see it in the plugin window, "reconstruction sampling"try to put it to 4444.

You shouldnt key in Premiere, do it in after effect instead, with keylight.

Before buying this pluging I will test the other included such as Ultrakey, and you should try the Keyer from Phyx not the Fast keyer...Always do your key in 100% resolution. Watch a online tutorial about keying.

Consider reshooting your talent with a tight ponytail, no hair messing around.

But you really should watch a online tutorial about keying...

Good luck

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Rui Manuel
Re: Problems using PHYX Keyer
on Dec 20, 2015 at 9:43:28 pm

Thank you so much for your answer and kindness. :)

I will consider now all the points you referred to.


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