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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I want to shot a video with a subject talking in the foreground with themselves performing in the background.

I plan to shot the background footage first, and then with out moving the camera shot the foreground footage.How can I accomplish this in Vegas?

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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Albert, I do not have an answer for your question, but very much liked your website and am curious how you configured your .wmv files to play from thumbnails. I will send you an e-mail via your website.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:21 AM   #3
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Actually I don't know if there is a way to do what you want without using green screen, unless I'm misunderstanding what you are going for.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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I have some examples here

http://matthew.chaboud.com/vegas5/

There's the "Two copies of one Faye" project, and a simpler "two of the same person in one scene" project.

You can do this all in Vegas with relative ease. Keep the camera static, and shut off automatic exposure and auto-focus. Those two will kill you in post.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:00 AM   #5
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Take a look at the Two Cats From One tutorial and see if it gives you any ideas.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:05 AM   #6
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Hey Mike and Matthew, great effect! Glad I dropped in on Al's thread! Sometimes you can't help but learn things around this place!
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why can't you simply use overlays and transparency slider? the answer seems embarassingly simple
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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:50 AM   #8
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Bill, what is a transparency slider?
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Jeff...

In the track window, left side under the track title, is a slider called LEVEL.
Stack two different clips tracks, in two tracks ontop of one another and adjust the slider on the top track. Watch what happens. You'll need to adjust the exposure a bit with LEVELS or curves to recover the exposure after blending two clips.
There's also a ton of compositing FX you can apply. Click the little button with the alpha symbol on it, just to the right of the slider. You'll need to read the manual for help with this one. There's also a ton of tutorials on compositing and child/parent relationships on the internet.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:33 AM   #10
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That is simple. I have not used the transparency level setting much but have used it, mainly using the transparency setting on the individual clip on a few occasions rather than on the whole track.

I just didn't know it by name and figured you were talking about something I hadn't heard of!

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