Another technique you could use to create backdrops for keying, is the use of a camera map. Not only can you use a panoramic photo as a virtual set, but you can use one as a camera map. In this video, join Richard Harrington as he walks you through how to use a panoramic photo as a camera map.
- If you need to create an environment, there is…a dedicated effect called, Environment inside…of After Effects that can be quite useful.…This works best if you have a spherical panorama…or a piece of VR footage.…But you can still use it with still images as well.…Here's how it works.…Now, I've opened up a new interim file.…So make sure that you open up the same file here,…7_BackdropB, so that you can follow along.…And let's go to the Camera Map Start project.…
In this case, what we have is an HDR image…that is a spherical shot.…You can see it wraps around from one edge to the rest,…creating a full environment.…This one is from VizPeople, and they make a lot…of environments that are used for gaming…and 3D modeling.…Now, I've got my Footage layer with my reporter,…and it's fine.…They're in the environment, but it's just static.…What I want to do is add another layer here.…
So Layer, New, Solid.…And we'll put that behind the reporter.…Now what we can do is actually apply the environment effect.…Just type in environment into the search box,…
- 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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