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By Steve Wright

Electronic Compositing for movie and Video is a hands-on, useful, how-to consultant that addresses the issues and tough offerings confronted by means of the pro compositor in real-life events. It provides options, tips, and ideas for facing badly shot components, color artifacts, and mismatched lights that bedevil genuine compositors engaged on actual photographs. Readers are provided in-depth sensible equipment for matte extraction, despill methods, compositing operations, and colour correction--the "meat and potatoes" of all electronic effects.
Compositing is the creative mixing of a number of disparate parts from numerous resources right into a unmarried photo whereas making all of the part parts seem to be within the similar gentle house and shot with an analogous digicam. while faced with a nasty composite any observer will realize that anything is wrong--the artist will understand what's inflicting the matter, and the technician will know the way to mend it. a great compositor needs to be either an artist and a technician.
Written by means of a senior compositor with over ten years' event in either characteristic movie and broadcast tv, this booklet deals a vast variety of different recommendations that would store hours of twiddling with composites attempting to get them to appear correct while the elemental instruments aren't operating. A spouse CD-ROM offers examples of the numerous issues coated during this book.
Loaded with sensible tips, suggestions and replacement ideas to the typical thorny difficulties confronted by way of contemporary compositorsCompatible with Adobe PhotoshopWritten via a senior compositor with over ten years of electronic compositing adventure

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The Advanced tab is also where you set the Motion Blur amount (covered in Chapter 8) and the Nesting Options switches (Chapter 17). We won’t be using any of these options in this chapter, so you can ignore the Advanced tab for now. After Effects provides a number of preset composition frame sizes for some of the most common media formats. Using a preset automatically sets the Pixel Aspect Ratio to match the frame size, which reduces the chance that you’ll forget to set it manually. Be aware that it also enters the frame rate; after selecting a preset, verify that the rate is what you want.

20 If the Project panel is active when you use these shortcuts, After Effects will close the project file if it was recently saved! Try not to panic; if you weren’t prompted to Save, then the project hadn’t changed since the last time you saved. Use the shortcut Command+Option+Shift+P (Control+Alt+Shift+P) to open the last project you were working on. Creating a Composition// 2 Footage = New Comp If you want to create a new composition that exactly matches the size, duration, and frame rate of a particular source, in the Project panel you can drag that source to the Create a New Composition button at the bottom of the panel.

When you perform a render to disk, the software engine is used instead. However, if the OpenGL engine looks good enough for your purposes, you can take advantage of its acceleration while rendering to disk by enabling Use OpenGL Renderer in Render Queue > Render Settings. ) When Fast Previews is set to OpenGL–Always On, an OpenGL logo appears in the upper left corner of the Comp panel’s pasteboard. Where OpenGL really comes into its own is when you are moving objects in 3D space. 06a] and set Fast Previews to Off.

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