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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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I am looking to crop some video. I cropped in Final Cut Pro and The screen has remained the same size, with my cropped section stuck in the middle of the screen.

I am trying to get a cropping effect similar to the video used on this page: Joomla Website Development and Design, Web Design Aberdeen, Scotland

Anyone got any suggestions?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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Should this cropping not been easier done in flash?
Otherwise maybe go to After Effects?
Or you can do it also in Sorenson Squeeze and then export it the way you like it.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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What program would I need to do it in Flash?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #4
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If the object is to have a person on a dropout white background, I think that key matting is what would do it, probably the man in the sample was shot on a green screen, chroma keyed out to a white background. Cropping or a garbage mask will leave some kind of outline around the subject, while a key matte will drop out the color or luma it is keyed to altogether. This requires that the background be substantially different from the subject.

If you have a substantially different brightness on your background than the part you want to keep, the luma key filter may work. / Battle Vaughan/miamiherald.com video team

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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #5
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It's a nice technique. As Battle says it's probably green screen & then set to a white background that merges with the white of the web page when played.. The dark suit gives very good contrast to accentuate the look. This particular video is in Flash http://www.redevolution.com/images/t.../presenter.swf & is played with a width of 180 pixels & height of 400 pixels. You can easily crop a video with MPEG Streamclip.
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