Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic color matching, part of After Effects and mocha AE: Screen Replacement.
…On virtually every compositing job where you're mixing…a screen, or other piece of footage, shot in…one environment into a brand new environment, you're going…to need to do some version of color correction.…In this case, this particular computer screen is just…too bright compared to the original screen behind it.…Here's the original screen.…Here's the new screen.…Indeed, this white band along the bottom is…almost as bright or brighter than this halogen…light above it and as you know, most…laptops are not as bright as a halogen light.…
So, what I need to do is some final color…correction on this screen to make it this shot better.…Now, if I was matching, say, a person into a new scene.…I would use some full featured color…correction such as synthetic aperture's color finesse…but in this case, I am really only worried about black and white levels.…The color of that screen doesn't matter so much.…I'll make sure…I have the Control Panel screen selected, choose Effect > Color Correction > Levels.…And in this case, it does not matter where it is in the entire effect stack.…
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- Tracking in mocha AE
- Corner pinning in After Effects
- Rotoscoping with Roto Brush and Refine Edge
- Matching color and depth of field
- Reversible stabilization with Warp Stabilizer VFX