Join Luisa Winters for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of After Effects Guru: Keying with Keylight.
- A good key job depends on several factors, how well the video was shot, which means the evenness of the lights, the actual color of the screen, how much spill in your subject, et cetera. It also depends on what codec was used, whether it was transcoded and to what codec, and the general health of the digital file. There are some clips that we just cannot key. No matter what we do, there will not be a good key inside.
This is not a problem with the computer or the software that you are using to pull the key. It is just that some keys are impossible to do. Having said that, I have seen Keylight pull keys that I thought were impossible. So even if you think that it cannot be done, I encourage you to use Keylight and to try all of the techniques that we will discuss here to pull the best key you can with what you have.
- Shooting for the key
- Basic keying
- Refining the matte
- Masking a key
- Correcting color