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Keying In Motion

If you have footage that has been shot on a blue screen, a green backdrop, or a low angle shot where the subjects backdrop is the sky, you can use filters within Motion to key out the blue or green color. This allow you to do some pretty impressive effects.

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Just recently, for an outdoor sports show, I took some footage that I had shot of an Osprey flying against a blue sky and cut a sequence within Final Cut Pro. Within this sequence, I made the first couple of seconds a still frame of the bird that eventually progressed into the Osprey flying. I later brought that footage into Motion, where I keyed out the blue sky, added a pencil art filter over the top of it, tweaked the color of the ink, composited it over some animated footage of a book with its pages open and made the bird fly off of one of the pages.

Keying a blue screen Image:

1 Import the image that has been shot against a blue backdrop.

2 Within the layers tab, place your blue screen image over your desired backdrop.

3 Select Filters > Keying from within the Library.

4 Drag the Primatte RT keying filter to the blue screen image in the Layers tab or Canvas. Your blue backdrop has now been removed.

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