Refining the key


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Refining the key

I got a good basic key in the previous movie. The next thing I want to do is refine this key particularly in the context of the background. So in this case I'm going to turn my background movie back on and now the brightness of the background really shows up any edge issues I have for this video. In area like this person's collar where I have a bit of a dark edge I don't really like this is a case where I've reduced Clip White too low and I've extended out to the opaque area too far to pick up part of the background. So I'm going to hold down Command on Mac or Ctrl on Windows and slightly increase its value back towards its default to reduce some of the harshness of some of those edges.

So now I've reduced the sum of the harshness around the collar. The other parameter that's worth playing with is the Screen Softness. How feathered to soft the edges around this actor. In this case where his clothes I expect to have a fairly sharp edge around the actor, so ...

Refining the key
Video duration: 5m 20s 3h 22m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Refining the key provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying

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Video
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After Effects
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