4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2009 6:30 AM by Eddie Lotter

    Need Effect




      I would like to turn my video to black and white, and just have one thing in color. For example, my son playing with a ball, so I want to turn everything B&W  and the ball in its original color. Does anyone know which effect to use. Thank you.

        • 2. Re: Need Effect
          JBrown321 Level 1

          Yes, use the leave color effect, but keep in mind that this effect is very limited. If you have after effects you can use it to get much more precise with mask to getter better results.  Premiere's leave color may be work perfectly for what you are trying to do, just depends on the footage quality and contrasting color in the ball.

          • 3. Re: Need Effect
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            In the Effects Panel, there's a little question text box. If you type in "black" by then you'll be taken to Video Effects (ignore the Video Transitions that will also be listed) and you'll see Image Control>Black & White. That little text box allows you to distill your view of the Panel to just what you're looking for.


            Good luck,




            [Edit] Tip: not sure how you wish to introduce this Effect, but if you want to ease into it, you cannot Keyframe it, like many others. However, you can use the Razor to "cut" your Clip into, say three sections. Apply this Effect to the middle and then add a Cross-Dissolve to the two "cuts."


            [Edit 2] You did say how you wished to use this and I missed it - duh! With a dupe of your Clip, you can use my suggestion above, and then apply a Track Matte Keying effect with a Track Matte to kill the B&W Effect on the original Clip. This Matte can be Keyframed to follow any motion. Sorry that I missed that last part.

            • 4. Re: Need Effect
              Eddie Lotter Level 4

              You can use the "leave color" or the "color pass" effect to accomplish this.

              See the color category for details and tutorials.