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Green Screen - need to bring back a small portion of clothing

May 23, 2013 4:46 PM

I shot some video against a green screen and the talent wore a green shirt under a black jacket. It is only a small portion of what she was wearing and the shirt never touches the green screen. Is there a way to only ultra key contiguous green or a way to  bring her shirt back in after it is keyed out. It is only about a 30 second video and not a lot of movement.


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    May 23, 2013 4:56 PM   in reply to m0rr1s3

    Garbage mask in Premiere or if you have access to AE and Mocha you can track a mask pretty easily.

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    May 23, 2013 10:09 PM   in reply to m0rr1s3

    It sounds like you did it the right way. Or, rather, the easiest, most common way.


    It is possible to take the video, mess with the levels until you get all black or white, and use that as a mask. If you reduce the mask a bit you can avoid messing up any edges.


    The advantage of that is that you don't have to keyframe. But that only works with some video. If there are soft edges like hair it won't work very well. But for clothing it is usually OK. Sometimes the movement is so radical that creating a mask out of the video itself can be a real time saver.

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