Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Keying video clips, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Occasionally, you may find the need to place your on-screen talent in front of…a green screen or blue screen and replace the background with another image.…This is referred to as Keying. Although there are very many dedicated keyers in…the market, Final Cut Express can yield acceptable quality when the proper care…is taken for setting up for such an effect.…To successfully key a scene, set yourself up for success by making sure the…subject and the green screen itself are well lit with no shadows. Make sure…that the subject is several feet in front of the screen to prevent any green…color spill. And you also want to make sure that there are no wrinkles in the…green screen fabric. You will see an accurate shot against the green screen in…the video track 2 and the background that we will be using in track 1.…
Double-click on the green screen clip to load in into the Viewer. Then the…first thing we need to do is go to the Effects tab under Video Filters > Key…and apply the Color Smoothing 4:1:1 to our HDV green screen clip. The Color…
- Adjusting the workspace and preferences for any video creator
- Bringing content in from outside sources, including tape, photos, and iMovie '08 projects
- Creating a story through storyboarding, editing with audio cues, and setting transitions
- Understanding the difference between Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
- Using LiveType 2 to create engaging titles and credit rolls
- Performing background replacements with chroma keying
- Creating effects with FX plug-ins
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After changing the Mac OS X Expose keys to dashes as instructed in the tutorial, the Expose keys -F9, F10, and F11- retain their Expose functions and override the Final Cut keyboard shortcuts. Why have the keys kept their original functions?<br />
A: After setting the Expose Settings to dashes, go into the Mac OS X System Preferences and choose Keyboard. Once there, click on the Keyboard tab, then click to check the box "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.” This should release F9, F10, and F11 from their Expose functions and allow them to be uses as editing keys in Final Cut.<br />
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Trainingwith Abba Shapiro6h 24m Beginner
Final Cut Pro 6 Essential Effectswith Larry Jordan9h 7m Intermediate
1. Getting Started with Final Cut Express
2. Understanding the Interface
3. Importing Footage
4. Putting the Story Together
5. Fine-Tuning the Edits
6. Editing the Audio
7. Adding Video Transitions
Adjusting video transitions5m 27s
8. Correcting Color
9. Creating Effects
10. Adding Titles
11. Delivering the Story
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