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Chroma Key FC 7 vs FCP X

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Dec 7, 2012 10:35 AM

My friend is having trouble with Chroma Keying HDV with FC 7 After effects.  Is FCPx any better.  What is the latest in solving all the problems with mostly people's hair not keying properly.  The scene was lit properly but not good for rims around the head problems.  Is there a new c key program that helps the HDV problem?


Thanks G

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to garyfromladysmith)

    HDV is 4:2:0 compressed ...


    in simple words: most color data is lost on compression, the color resolution is a quarter of the pixel's res.


    so, thin (blonde) hair is way beyond resolution of this consumer format.


    no idea about FC/p7, all I know, FCPX has very simple to use, intuitive and powerful color-keying

  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    "My friend is having trouble with Chroma Keying HDV with FC 7 After effects."


    Is he using Final Cut Pro 7, or is he using After Effects?  Two different apps from two diferent companies.


    Yes, HDV is difficult to key, really horrible codec, should never have been released.


    Final Cut Pro X has a super powerful and efficent keyer that blows away FCP 7.


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