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Masks:  Ain't as easy as the video!

May 22, 2012 6:12 PM

I'm looking for some help... I just watched this great online tutorial video: ootage-with-speedgrade-cs6/  However, my experience is NOT matching that of the video.


I think something is "set up" incorrectly in my program.  My save "folders" are red, and not white.  I'm not getting the icon for "inside/outside" the mask.  Changes are NOT registering.


I'm nearly possitive it's operator error! 


Any help is greatly appreciated! 

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    May 23, 2012 1:28 AM   in reply to Curt Pair

    Hey Curt.


    go to mask tab > create desired mask > go back to Look panel > ADD Primary > apply some color correction > choose inside, outside (Icon)







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    May 23, 2012 1:35 AM   in reply to Curt Pair

    If the look/mask folder names are red, this indicates that they are read-only. To save your own looks add another look tab by clicking on the plus sign and then browse to a folder where you have read/write access.



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    Jun 28, 2012 2:20 PM   in reply to DuyAnhPham

    Hi Duy-Anh,

    When I do an overall grade, then create a mask, and then select outside, I loose my overall grade, and everything looks ungraded inside the mask.


    Is it now necessary to add additional primaries in order to grade outside or inside a mask? 


    It used to be that our could do it all on one grading layer.  Has that changed in SG6?




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    Jun 29, 2012 12:45 AM   in reply to brian@tonevisuals

    Hey Brian,



    yes one Mask per Layerstack / Grading Layer (TL)


    So if you want to do a vignette Over your Overall Grading


    >Create Mask

    >add Another Primary

    >Offset + Choose In-/Outside


    Same when isolating Areas in the secondary:

    >create a matte

    >create mask

    >choose inside Mask



    Hope that helps.




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    Jun 29, 2012 6:45 AM   in reply to DuyAnhPham

    Thanks Duy-Anh.


    That makes perfect sense.





    Brian Buongiorno

    Tone Visuals


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