Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Refine Edge Matte settings, part of After Effects and mocha AE: Screen Replacement.
…The way you work with Refine Edge is very…similar to the way you work with Rotor Brush.…You start from the base frame and march earlier and later in time…in the direction of your Rotor Brush and Refine Edge span arrows, and continue…to make corrective strokes as Refine…Edge attempts to follow your propagation boundary…but makes occasional mistakes, dragging in too…much information and causing messy looking alphas.…Particularly, I don't want it picking up that wristband.…
Tightened up the alpha a little bit. Let's look at the inside of that matte.…Not too bad.…I might subtract a little bit out of here, though,…just to tighten this edge up a little bit further.…That gives me a tighter transition.…However, when you go back to look at the results of Refine…Edge in your Composition window, you might freak out a little bit.…A switch back.…As I zoom in, you'll see that there is some roughness to the resulting alpha.…Refine Edge is not a perfect tool, and since this is…very blurry, out of focus footage and it's little bit…
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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