Expert Keying with Keylight in After effects. For Video Production, Greenscreen is an important part of producing media, it is used in video. In this third tutorial in a set of four on basic multi-layered keying in Adobe After Effects using Keylight , Andrew Devis shows how to deal with a specific. Files\Plugins\Keylight\ For Mac OS X here is the license key: / Applications/Adobe After Effects CS3/Plug-ins/Keylight-. / You can get.

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On the duplicate layer, create masks to mask out everything in the image except the area that you want to preserve. Create a mask to roughly outline a subject. To key well-lit footage shot against a color screen, start with the Color Difference Key. Start with the highest-quality materials you can gather, such as film that you scan and digitize. Choose the most intricate frame of the scene, one involving fine detail such as hair and transparent or semitransparent objects, such as smoke or glass.

I would first raise a bit the Screen Gain Parameter. Keying is defining transparency by a particular color value or luminance value in an image. The hold-out matte is then placed directly on top of the keyed layer. Visual Effects and Compositing on the Peachpit Press website. Apply the Set Matte effect in the solid.

You’ll need the Production Bundle for this one. Intermediate keying values may appear, producing unexpected results. It seems like a simple check box for invert on keylight would be a good idea. Don’t even use Keylight anymore unless Adobe bought them and incorporated the technology into CS5.

Well, I guess I’m an idiot. The background color is then keyed out and the scene with the actor is composited over a new background.


Many compression algorithms, especially the algorithms used in DV, HDV, and Motion JPEG, discard subtle variations in blue—which may be necessary to create a good key from a bluescreen.

This lesson has an assignment. Could an effect like colorama be applied so that every grey in scale of key could be brought back to full black by limiting weel after key has been applied?

Playing with the Black and White Clipping helps some but the transparency is still there. Tutorial, Video Tutorial Aharon Rabinowitz.

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This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. If you are setting keyframes for one property only, use Linear interpolation. To key well-lit footage shot against multiple colors or unevenly lit footage shot against a bluescreen or greenscreen, start with the Color Range key. Use a hold-out matte. I can’t seem to get it to work. Again, don’t push it too much or you’ll loose semi-transparency in hair areas, etc. In this tutorial, Andrew shows how to start to create multiple keys and layer them on top of each other for excellent results.

Very frustrating to know what you want, but not know how to do it. See Use a garbage matte. It seems to me there should be a way to create a basic matte with Keylight that I could use on a separate black layer? Use footage with the least color subsampling possible—for example, 4: You can not post a blank message.

As you can probably anticipate, the problem is That original post was in Light your color screen uniformly, and keep it free of wrinkles. Apply Matte effects as necessary to fine-tune the matte. The sample chapters cover basic compositing, color keying, garbage mattes, hold-out mattes, and how to avoid common problems with greenscreen shots.

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We’ll bring you right back here when you’re done. In this tutorial, John Starr Dewar demonstrates an easy way to achieve light spill with a little bit of pre-composing. People too often forget about these options because they are under the wrong impression Keylight could give instant good keys with kdylight click of the eyedropper You’re right about it taking mastery.

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After you have used a key to create transparency, use Matte effects to remove traces of key color and create clean edges. Not for someone wearing, say, an entirely green scarf.

You don’t need to see it. I precomposed the video after copying the video track so I wouldn’t lose the attributes when they transferred to the pre-comp.

Look no further than this Adobe video editing lesson covering how to key a subject in your movie. The Advanced Spill Suppressor effect is turned off by default to allow you to sample the key color in the Keylight keylgiht or if the footage does not have any color spill to be removed.

Here’s something that should work.

Use a hold-out matte also known as a hold-back matte to patch a scene to which a keylighh effect has been applied. Some keying effects—such as the Color Key effect and the Luma Key effect—have been superseded by more modern effects like Keylight. These are analogous to input black and input white in Levels – they keylught almost transparent areas to become fully transparent, and near opaque areas to become fully opaque.

So, after that go to the Screen Matte section of Keylight and you’ll see controls like “Clip black” and “Clip white”.