Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring third-party alternatives, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
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Rich Harrington: All right, so Abba, you're a big fan of third-party tools as well, and there are…some great ones out there for keying. What's one of your favorites?…Abba Shapiro: Well, one of the ones I like to use is onOne software, they have something called Perfect Mask.…You can either get it by itself or you can buy it as a suite, but I like the fact that…it's easy, it's quick, and it deals with translucency really well.…Rich: So in order to run this, this can't be a Smart Object so I'll rasterize that layer…first, and then it's just under the Automate Menu, right?…Abba: Right, when you install some third-party software it's under the Filter Menus.…
In this case, it's under Automate, and you would go under Automate and select Perfect Mask.…Rich: We're just going to run this as a demo here, you can download it and try it yourself.…It's going to prepare the image, and it's going to take a look at it.…Now there are lots of controls, be sure to head in over to the onOne site if you want…to take a look at all of these options.…
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- Why use green screen?
- Using a fabric, Flexfill, or Reflecmedia backdrop
- Lighting the green screen
- Establishing a relationship with the subject
- Shooting handheld
- Shooting with a DSLR
- Using a sync sound workflow
- Processing raw footage
- Creating transparency in Photoshop
- Removing the background
- Adjusting background focus
- Keying in Premiere Pro or After Effects
- Animating the camera
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
1. An Introduction to Green Screen
2. Prepping the Green Screen
3. Lighting the Subject
4. Working with the Subject
5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video
6. Background Selection
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
8. Creating the Composite for Motion
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