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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #16
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chromakey is simple IF you start off with good footage!!! i've gotten great keying in vegas alone from a cheap and nasty handycam - shot by a pro who knew about lighting etc.,
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #17
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Adam:

Lightworks is an opensource project that has been progressing over a year.

I am not even saying it is a solution to keying. But it is a serious project, which you would discover if you would just do some independent online research. To avoid checking out something promising because you don't want to get spam is very short sighted and a pitiful excuse. Have you ever heard of a spam filter. Your response demonstrates to me that you aren't serious about knowing the possibilities. (By the way, I haven't seen any spam from it.)
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #18
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chromakey is simple IF you start off with good footage!!!
That is the most important factor, indeed.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #19
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chromakey is simple IF you start off with good footage!!! i've gotten great keying in vegas alone from a cheap and nasty handycam - shot by a pro who knew about lighting etc.,
It is indeed simple. The keying control Vegas offers is limited and easy to work with. But truly there are much better, more sophisticated softwares to key from than Vegas. That point isn't arguable.

Proper lighting, good software, and a great cam with big color space, that's the holy trinity for keying.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #20
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Hi Guys

I have done a fair amount of green screen in Vegas and although it works you are better off with a professional package if you do a lot or need perfect results!!

Serious Magic is top class (I think Corel bought them out so I'm not sure if they still market it)

My favorite is FXHome Visual Studio...the best control I ever saw and a one click solution to the dreaded green halo!! It's an awesome package but I went on their website and it's not listed anymore...if you can get a copy it's well worth the trouble!!!

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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #21
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It's an awesome package but I went on their website and it's not listed anymore...if you can get a copy it's well worth the trouble!!!
Could the software from HitFilm.com this be the same product under a new name? It looks similar, and it is listed on FXHome web site as their latest product.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 11:36 AM   #22
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...Serious Magic is top class (I think Corel bought them out so I'm not sure if they still market it)...
Serious Magic and their "Ultra" keying product were purchased by Adobe, and included in CS3, dropped in CS4, and Ultra is finally back in CS5. Adobe also got OnLocation (nee DVRack) in the same deal which is also part of CS3, 4, and 5.

Ultra is a great product. In addition to fancy tricks with shadows and virtual sets, there's a built-in function that allows you to specify several key colors. Once you've tried that, you'll like it very much! Great results, and very fast.
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