Just as there are great keyers built into Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro, there are a ton of third-party keyers. Whichever one you choose is really a matter of personal preference and what task you need to do. In this video, Richard Harrington walks you through things to consider when deciding to use a third-party keyer.
- There are a wealth of third-party keyers available…for After Effects and Premiere Pro,…so you might be wondering, when should I use one?…Well, here are a couple of things to consider.…First off, many of the keyers that are available…will work inside of After Effects and Premiere Pro.…What this means is that you can actually get better keying…inside of Premiere Pro that's on par with After Effects.…This can also be useful if you're taking advantage…of dynamic link or you're going to be using…the copy and paste effect to move Premiere elements…into After Effects for finishing.…
You can get the basic key done in Premiere Pro,…and then switch over to After Effects…for advanced matching with lighting.…This really opens up some different options.…There are also some very cool third-party plugins available…to do things like color matching.…For example, this can help you match the color…of foreground to background a bit more dynamically…and quickly than having to sit there…and adjust color correction effects.…Or, we could take advantage of lighting tools…
- 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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