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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #1
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Text with inside footage

I need to have some text overlay some footage so that the footage is only revealed inside the letters of the text. I set the text as a luma matte and that does what I want except that it makes the colors in the BG footage desaturated. What am I missing?
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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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What software are you using?
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Old April 29th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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Oh yeah heh - After Effects 7 pro.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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Where is your text coming from? AE? Photoshop?
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Old April 30th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #5
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if the text is floating in space (no background color on it), switch to an alpha matte, that'll use the shape of the letters rather than the brightness.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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The text is created in AE. Only the luma matte shows the footage thru the text. The footage turns out monochrome =/
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:51 AM   #7
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The trick turned out to be that I needed to set the luma mask on the footage and have it use the text as a mask - not the other way around.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:06 AM   #8
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glad you figured it out...these things are frustrating when you KNOW something should work and it won't cooperate.
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