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Old July 3rd, 2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of an editing tool or filter that can be used to create fake slider shots? I'm looking for something that can composite a layer of foreground objects such as fences, flowers and plants etc. These could be defocused and made to look like a slider shot.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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I've never tried doing slider shots but it looks like After Effects would be an appropriate tool to use or Photoshop if it's a still image.
Judicious use of masking in Vegas might work but I forsee a lot of keyframe work and that can be tedious.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike, I just posted the question in the Adobe Creative Suite forum.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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Jim, be sure to let us know what you find out.
Better yet, if you create anything, be sure to post examples.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #5
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Jim,
You should be able to do this entirely within Vegas Pro.
Put the background in one video track, and the green-screen foreground in a track above the background track. Then move the foreground track faster than the background track.
And you can defocus individual video tracks.
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edit: Of course this presumes you can shoot the foreground material with a green or blue background. Might be able to fake a foreground in a paint program.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #6
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Thanks Ken, I know how to it the hard way as you suggested. I'm hoping there is an easier way with an assortment of foreground elements that are already masked and ready to use. That would be a straightforward approach. To shoot a green screen or mask the foreground image is a much bigger job. Since it would be generally defocused, it normally isn't important that the fence (or whatever) be your own fence shot for example.
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