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Old May 24th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Keying 2 shades of green in FCP6

I have taken some video of me against a green screen and have managed to key out most of it, apart from a section in between my legs, which was caused by a shadow. The shadow is much darker green than the rest of the screen.

Any suggestions for getting rid of this? Is it possible to save the video, re-import the 'almost keyed' version and then key it again for the new shade of green?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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Most definitely. I pull multiple mattes a lot in After Effects for this reason. I would export a quicktime reference to save space however. Never key'd in FCP but can't you do multiple keying effects?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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You could add a second chroma keyer to it focusing on the second shade of green.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #4
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In FCP6 you can do multiple shades with a single Chroma Keyer. Just hold down option when you use the eyedropper to add other shades of green to the original eye dropper selection.
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