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Compositing (133 Tutorials)

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

February 4, 2014

Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of keying, not so much to teach you step by step, but to talk about some of the problems you’ll run into and how to fix them.

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In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

February 4, 2014

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

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Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

February 4, 2014

Imagineer has a new tutorial up that covers tracking an iPhone screen. Mary Poplin gives detailed instructions on the process both in video form and in words, so you can go at your own pace.

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E-on Vue + Nuke

November 29, 2013

This tutorial shows how you can generate and use Vue OpenEXR files in Nuke for advanced compositing. Learn how to generate individual rendering components, masks and render info passes and how to use them inside of Nuke.

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Greenscreen Quick Tips

November 5, 2013

We had fun with this one! We were just shooting a test and this spontaneously happened. It includes a few greenscreen tips for your learning pleasure.

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mocha AE rotoscoping with Mary Poplin

August 6, 2013

In this live demo from Siggraph 2013, imagineer systems product specialist, Mary Poplin, shows you how to cut your roto time in half using mocha AE inside of Adobe After Effects. Simply go to animation>track in mocha AE and follow along with a shot of your choice at home.

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5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

5 Handy Effects in Adobe After Effects You Should Know

July 3, 2013

As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!

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Planar Tracking HUDs and 3D Camera Solving – mocha v3

June 30, 2013

An advanced tutorial covering mocha v3’s 3D camera solver and Adobe after Effects. Mary Poplin creates a HUD style graphic in 3D space.

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CoreMelt SliceX Now with Shape Keyframing

CoreMelt SliceX Now with Shape Keyframing

February 4, 2013

SliceX lets you create instant Shape Masks to cut out layers or isolate effects directly in Final Cut Pro X without having to go into Motion or create the masks with an external program. SliceX includes nine motion templates for common tasks and you can also use the Shape Masks with built in effects, the built in color corrector or with third party plugins. In the latest free update you can now keyframe animate the shapes as well as the shapes position, rotation and scaling. 

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Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

Coremelt Slice X for Final Cut Pro X

November 15, 2012

“…now that I have you interested let me really explain Slice X. Unlike a lot of the other masking tools for Final Cut Pro X, Slice X does not limit you to the amount of points for the mask, it also doesn’t force extra points on you. The default mask in Final Cut Pro X, only has 4 points. The one from Ripple Training is an 8-point Garbage Matte. There are others with 10-points, 20-points, or 30-points, but what if you needed say 11 or 13 points, or maybe 5 points. You would be stuck using one that had more points than you needed or trying to make due with a matte that had too few points. “

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video copilot 3d compositing tutorial

3D Composite Using Video Copilot Element 3D and Action Essentials II

August 1, 2012

Check out this great new example and tutorial by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot: “Here is another fun example using Element 3D with live action footage and 3D Camera tracking… for the explosion, I used some Action Essentials 2 along with some colored lights to create the fire illumination.

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Edius 6 Keying & Transparency, Episodes 1-3 by [MTS]FILMS

Edius 6 Keying & Transparency, Episodes 1-3 by [MTS]FILMS

December 12, 2011

Matthew Scott is a DP, Editor and Colorist based in Melbourne, Australia, who has been working with Grass Valley to create free online educational resources, designed for both enthusiasts and professionals alike. Matthew takes you through 3 tutorials on keying and transparency for Edius. 

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Advanced Soft Keying

Advanced Soft Keying

October 17, 2011

Posted by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot. In this tutorial we will go beyond basic keying techniques with new tips to help preserve small details like dirt and reflections. • Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections • Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending

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