Currently Being ModeratedDec 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
Currently Being ModeratedDec 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to garyfromladysmith)
Thanks for the above advice. I am learning the keyer and have made many adjustments but I find it takes forever to render. I get 1% every 3- 5 minutes. I cannot scroll on the timeline probably because of this.