You answered your own question: mask or matte, track matte, garbage matte.
I suppose I need to ask my question differently:
"Is there a way to cancel the Ultra Key in a small area? Or to mask or matte out the Ultra Key?"
Worded differently, I want to turn off Ultra Key in a small area, or cancel it out, or block it from keying a small area.
If so how do you do it?
Also, I'm new to Premiere Pro so I am still on that steep learning curve.
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I use the garbage matte alot. There are a few different ones under effects and you just drag it onto your clip. I mostly use the 16-point one, it gives the most posibilitiez to adjust it.
When you higlight the effect, and get points that you can drag arround to get rid of unwanted areas in the clip. Be sure to scrub through the whole clip to be sure that the mask does not cover something ypu don't want covered at some point.
Wow, I don't know how to phrase my question!
So here it is in pictures:
Green screen shot:
Not too bad for my first green screen! It's not perfect but pretty good.
(Wow, the quality is really reduced when uploading to the forum)
Here is the finished product:
But there is bleed-through in the green parts of the logo:
Is there any way to keep Ultra Key from keying that area (around the logo)? Can I mask it out somehow (would be kind of a reverse mask I guess)?
Any thoughts would be helpful.
I guess you could make a copy of the clip and put that on a video layer above the one keyed, and the use the arbage matte on the upper track clip, to remove everything else than the logo.
Since you will not use a keyer on the upper clip, the green will be preserved. I did this once with a talent waring a tie with green inside.
Ulf nailed it. That is exactly how it is done.
Just make a copy of the clip, apply a garbage matte (a simple four point matte would do the trick), place it on the video track above the other clip, bring in the corners and you end up with a section of the original frame just large enough to cover the logo completely.
You could also use a track matte but it is more difficult than a garbage matte.
Exactly as Ulf has advised you.
I do that frequently.
Its called a "hold out mask or matte.
Thank you Ulf, Steven and Shooternz!
Copy video, place it on layer above original video, garbage matt 4 point that upper video area and voila - works perfectly!
It seems so simple once you know how it works, but I was pulling my hair out over this. I am so relieved, thank you.