6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2010 4:02 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    How can I do this

    tucker07205 Level 1

      I shot a music video with a green screen and a white floor....I'm keying out the green to replace it with white...the problem is the floor and the background doesn't match...In this video there are various dance routines where you see the floor....How can I make the floor match the background...Any help is appreciated,,,Thanks!

        • 1. Re: How can I do this
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Without a screen shot or even an attempt at describing how your floor and background "don't match", we would just be wildly guessing. Much more info is needed.

          • 2. Re: How can I do this
            bogiesan-gyyClL Level 3

            First, you needed to shoot on a green stage, not just against a screen.

            Second, creating a large solid layer that resembles your floor should not be difficult but you have provided no information about what you have attempted so far. You should be able to simply sample the white of the floor for the background plate, add some texture maybe. Easiest solution might be to go back to the studio, turn on the lights, climb up on a ladder and shoot the floor

             

            bogiesan

            • 3. Re: How can I do this
              Dave LaRonde Level 6

              I shot a music video with a green screen and a white floor....I'm keying out the green to replace it with white...the problem is the floor and the background doesn't match...

              I hate to say it, but you went about this totally bass-ackwards.  You shot your video, and took it as an article of faith that AE could work miracles.  You didn't run tests to see if your idea was sound.  And now you're wondering why it didn't work.

               

              It didn't work because you put very little thought or effort into making sure it would work as you hoped.

               

               

               

              How can I make the floor match the background...

              Here's the most baffling of the questions you pose.  You want to match the floor -- something you can't easily change -- to the background, which is just about the only thing in this project you CAN change.  Bass-ackwards thinking once again.  Match the background to the floor instead.

               

               

              I'll also assume that there is no way you can shoot this footage over again, keeping in mind Bogie's recommendation and Michael's inference that you should ask questions BEFORE you record video.

               

              You're stuck with what you've got.  Suck it up and make the best of it.  I hope you were able to pull an acceptable key.

              • 4. Re: How can I do this
                red-mike Level 1

                Roto saves!

                • 5. Re: How can I do this
                  shooternz Level 6

                  You can try using multiple key passes (ie apply multiple and set Keylight) combined with Rotoscope and masks.

                  That would be kind of a standard approach for the situaion..

                   

                  If you have CS5 ...Rotobrush maybe your very best friend at the moment.

                  • 6. Re: How can I do this
                    Todd_Kopriva Level 8

                    Here's some information about rotoscoping and the Roto Brush tool.