Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing edges, part of Ultra CS3 Essential Training.
Fixing edges is another concept in Ultra when you are keying. It's really good to get a grip on.…So we are going to talk about that here in this movie.…I have here this clip of Suzy. We have looked at this clip before and there is a little bit of halo around the edge of her…and it looks OK as it is by itself and I have seen like a lot of Ultra tutorials like on the internet and stuff like that…and they kind of leave at this. Oh, look how the great key is, thanks, end of story. But realistically when we go…to the Background swatch here and we right-click and let's say we assigned this a black background,…we see this is really a terrible edge for compositing into the background.…
If we zoom in here, we see some artifacts and this blur is just unacceptable. So I'm going to hold the Ctrl key…and look around. We even see some stair stepping here.…Sometimes these little squares along the edge of the subject are caused from DV compression and sometimes it's interlacing…and sometimes it's just the key settings aren't quite right, but I'm going…
- Placing and fine-tuning key points Understanding and suppressing spill Adding overlays and animated backgrounds Customizing virtual sets Creating reflections and shadows Animating virtual camera tracking Keying complex footage Creating HD projects with SD footage Working with audio Increasing Ultra's efficiency
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Introducing Ultra
3. Basic Keying
4. Using Virtual Sets
6. Advanced Features in Ultra
7. Increasing Ultra's Efficiency
8. Shooting Good Footage for Keying
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