While there are several keyers included with Adobe After Effects, one of the best to use is KEYLIGHT. It’s a third-party tool that was bundled with After Effects, and it's been used on several feature films. In this video, join Richard Harrington as he demonstrates how to use KEYLIGHT to key green-screen footage in After Effects.
- Now that you've gotten a taste at how After Effects works,…let's dig in and fully explore Keylight.…Keylight is an Academy Award-winning keyer…that was licensed from a third-party company.…In fact, you can find additional information…over at the Foundry's website,…including rich documentation about each feature.…But let's go in and take a look at the key features here.…I've opened up a new project that's been set up…to make this a bit easier.…Let's start with 4,3, which is labeled Keylight.…
In this case, I've got a shot layered over a backdrop.…Select the individual clip, and over in Effects and Presets,…type in Key.…One of the first things I recommend is…consider the blue or green blur.…This makes it easy to apply to the clip,…and will put a slight blur on just the green channel.…If you take a look at those channels individually,…what this does is helps remove noise from the green channel,…giving you a cleaner background.…
Let's switch back to the RGB view there.…Now, I'll take the preset, labeled Keylight…
- 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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