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Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite by Robbie Carman, Richard Harrington

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Chapter 5. Greenscreen Solutions

The Popularity of color (or chroma) key technology has grown immensely, bringing the technology and tools within reach of most content creators. By color keying (or removing) a colored background, you can create an alpha channel for the foreground footage layer. This allows for two or more images to be composited together to create a new image. You’ll find this technique used for a wide range of tasks, from special effects and feature films to corporate video and the local weather report.

Planning Greenscreen Projects

Great-looking compositing is more than just filters and presets (FIGURE 5.1). It all begins with high-quality footage that is properly acquired. The most common techniques involve shooting talent against ...

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