Disguising marks with grading and noise After Effects


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Disguising marks with grading and noise

We have disguised the tracking mark dots on the actress's cheek by duplicating the layer, rotoscoping, and applying a blur. You can all the keyframes I have for the rotoscoping. There are definitely many more on the left side where she walks in the frame, and fewer on the right side where she comes to rest. So, it's working pretty well, but one problem is, if I zoom in, I can see that the non-blurry part of the frame, there's a lot of video noise and compression and actually she looks a bit more fuzzy, whereas the blur side is very smooth.

So, that's a problem. We can disguise this however, if we apply a grain tool. So, I'm going to pick the CheekMask layer, go to Effect and go to Noise & Grain. In this case, I'm going to use Match Grain. When you bring up Match Grain, it gives you a little preview window so you don't see really see the result right away. You can click+drag the center of that window and move it over to the part you're working on. I don't...

Disguising marks with grading and noise
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Disguising marks with grading and noise provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face

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