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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #1
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Chromakey - Green Screen - Software Management of MAC

I have recently started filming on green screen and have been facing some challenges with the process and post production such as correct lighting setting, audio, etc.

I have looked around to find a keyer for the Final Cut to help me with the keying process. I purchased Keyer Pro from www.redgiantsoftware.com to realize it works on Adobe After Effects but not on Final Cut pro.

I then came across Veescope Key at www.veescope.com. It seems to the keying easier than Final Cut built in Keyer. The price was also affordable at $ 29.00 dollars. The manual however needs some work on.

I just saw that Veescope also has a Veescope Live that allows monitoring of chromakey settings live. I would say similar to Adobe On Location but for the MAC.

I would like to know if anyone has experience with the Keyers for Final Cut or any other suggestions to manage chromakey backgrounds on MAC computers.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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I have never had better results than with Keylight which im assuming is what you picked up?

http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/pkg_over...D-17B39B7E1192


I've heard good things about primatte which i think you can use with FCP, alternatively if you have FCP studio did it come bundled with Motion? This may have a stronger keyer than the one in FCP.

Best of luck
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link to the Keylight plug in. I actually found out that it is part of the Adobe CS3 package and briefly took a look on it this morning. It seems to work well.

I wish I had posted this before and had saved the money of purchasing Primate Key Pro, Key Correct Pro if they do not provide any advantage over the Keylight plug in that comes within Adobe After Effects.

Yes, I have purchased the Final Cut Studio and have Motion. I will look into learning how to use Motion after I complete my Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere training.

I really liked the concept of being able to preview my green screen on spot using Veescope Live. Still trying to see if anyone has experience with it.

That was a great tip. Thanks a lot.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link to the Keylight plug in. I actually found out that it is part of the Adobe CS3 package and briefly took a look on it this morning. It seems to work well.

I wish I had posted this before and had saved the money of purchasing Primate Key Pro, Key Correct Pro if they do not provide any advantage over the Keylight plug in that comes within Adobe After Effects.

Yes, I have purchased the Final Cut Studio and have Motion. I will look into learning how to use Motion after I complete my Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere training.

I really liked the concept of being able to preview my green screen on spot using Veescope Live. Still trying to see if anyone has experience with it.

That was a great tip. Thanks a lot.
That would be handy having 'live green screen' - I guess you can adjust your lighting until it's 'just right'?

I've had good results with FCP (it's a bit of a long winded workflow but doesn't take long to nail - there's a good guide on the Ken Stone site). Motion Primatte does a good job too although as this isn't the pro version there are only a limited numbers of parameters you can play around with. Results are good mind.

What I have found however is adding a light wrap on the footage can make certain circumstances look a little more realistic.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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Thanks David.

What do you mean by adding a light wrap on the footage?
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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Hi Daniel, I posted this on a similar thread recently:

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showpost.php?...42&postcount=7

Cheers.
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