I shot my son playing the violin against a white backdrop today, and what was pure white didn't turn out to be very white, I have gray
areas, off white areas because of incorrect lighting.
I want the background to be more white and more even than what it is right now.
I thought of moving the video from track 1 up to track 2.
I added in a title, which consists of a big box of white ( using the retangular tool I just drew a large white retangle that covers the entire movie area )
Now to remove some of that white backdrop, I thought I would try some of the tools below, to remove the real backdrop, and let the white retangle
from track 1 come through. ( so that the pure white comes through from track 1. )
I've been going through the various options,
- Chroma Key
- Color Key
- Change Color
- Change To Color
After 30 some minutes of fldding around, I thought I would just stop, and ask for help. How would you proceed with this ?
What process would you use ?
I'm just puzzled as to which tool is best suited for a job like this, because right now my results are not to my liking, and it's just hard to get anything
that looks good at all.
Thanks for all help,
If you happen to have Ultra CS3, that would be my first choice. Next would be Keylight in AE. If you have neither, you can try to remove some of the background with a garbage matte and try to key out the remains in PR with chroma key.
Thanks for the great response, I don't have Ultra CS3, but will look into Keylight. I'm going to try the garbage mattes and chroma key route
for now and see what I can do.
You are indeed a weatlh of info.
You might also try reducing the input Levels, which will "blow out the highlights". This might be an easy way to get them grays a little whiter.