Pulling a luma key


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Pulling a luma key

Now I'm not quite sure why, but I've always found this shot mildly amusing. Just a bunch of camels walking in the desert, but I looked at it and I thought it'd be really kind of cool if we could have their silhouettes over top of a graphic. So I've created a graphic underneath this video layer and this also happens to be a perfect shot to pull a Luma Key. So let's stop playback for a second, so I can explain what a Luma Key is. If you go to the Library tab, under the Filters section, under Keying, when we select Luma Key, in Motion it's defined by saying Pulls a key based on luminance.

Well, if you don't know what luminance is, that's not a big help. But basically, if you remember from our definitions section, luminance is the brightness of the image and we'll use a Luma Key to key out the brightest parts of this image, which just happened to be the sky and we'll keep the darker parts of the image, the camels and parts of the ground. So let's ...

Pulling a luma key
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Pulling a luma key provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the Motion 4 Essential Training

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