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Old July 1st, 2007, 04:16 AM   #1
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Drop shadows when compositing - how?

Hi. I've masked off part of a layer and would like the remaining visible shaped bit of video to cast a drop-shadow over the following layer.

Any ideas? I'm sure it's something really simple I missed here....
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Old July 1st, 2007, 07:24 AM   #2
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Drop Shadows are added via Track Motion.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 07:39 AM   #3
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Drop Shadows are added via Track Motion.
Edward, thanks so much! I had a good look round but didn't try that one. PS playing with the multicamera feature in Excalibur at the moment - I like the fact you can do more than 4 cams (unlike Premiere Pro!!)
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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:54 AM   #4
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dupe the masked layer and drop the brightness on the video to 0...whatever correction to make the whole video black...then offset the track by a few pixels diagonally...not quite sure how to in vegas...could also make a rectangular shape to match the mask, then offset that and feather the edges.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #5
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Thanks to both of you!

I would never have thought of looking in "track motion". And I'm sure there are lots of other interesting ways to do this too - so I appreciate the help.

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