A lot of folks have a tough time deciding where they should do their keying within the Adobe workflow. You see, you can do suitable keys both inside both Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. In this video, Richard Harrington points out when it is a good time to key green-screen footage in After Effects.
- After Effects has a rich history…as a key component of work flows…for both the visual effects and motion graphics industry.…And Chroma King has been long a part of that.…Built into After Effects are several great tools.…And, in fact, we'll take advantage…of what used to be a third party plug-in,…but has been licensed and is bundled with After Effects.…A tool called Keylight,…and it's been used on numerous Hollywood movies,…and has won multiple Academy Awards.…Let me give you a quick overview…of some of the benefits here.…
You'll see here that we have two versions of the project:…Where to Key Start and Where to Key End.…And you'll notice that it's done a great job…on the transparency.…If we punch in here at 100 percent,…look at how well it's handled…all the small hairs along the edge of the head.…Now, let me show you this,…and we'll take a look at how to build it.…After Effects includes several presets…to make things easier.…So I'll bring up the effects controls here,…and give you a quick recipe.…
Let's just type in the word "key"…
- 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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After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keyingwith Mark Christiansen2h 7m Intermediate
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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