Sometimes you'll encounter footage that's pretty tough to key. There are a few tricks you can use inside Adobe Premiere Pro to refine the clip to get a better key. In this movie, join Richard Harrington as he takes a look at some video clips with some very tough footage to key in Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Sometimes you might encounter footage that's a bit rough.…Maybe it was shot highly compressed,…or not the best lighting.…There are a few things you can do…to improve the results you get inside of Premiere Pro.…Now, let's go ahead and navigate to the New Footage bin.…And I'm going to select an older clip here,…the one called Fields that we worked with before.…Very low quality, standard definition.…I'm going to right-click and create a new sequence…from that clip.…
Now, let's just put this up one track higher.…We'll mark the clip.…And I'm just going to drop a background in there.…You can take any of the backdrops we used from before.…I'll go with background one here.…We'll just drag that out.…Now, what I want to do is key this footage.…I'm going to zoom in here to 200% for a moment…so you can really see some of the details.…And this is pretty low quality footage.…You'll see that it's relatively soft at the edge.…
Now, this softness has nothing to do…with the focus of the camera…and everything to do with the quality…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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