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Questions tagged [compositing]

Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene.

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Tracking mask in Davinci Resolve

Video editing n00b here. I have a clip where a person touches a screen with an access card. I want the screen to be red before it is touched, and green after. I've used a PlanarTracker node to track ...
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Terminology for 'stingers' composed of 2 different scenes?

If I have a full RGB Scene A, a full RGB Scene B, and a video file that provides a 'stinger' transition called Breaking News that wipes across the screen. How can I live composite (or implement live ...
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Tool for creating Wistia Soapbox style videos with existing footage?

I just learned about Wistia Soapbox which lets you record both your screen and your webcam at the same time and then set transition markers to easily switch/transition between them (the black vertical ...
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How to duplicate composition and subcompositions?

I have a composition "A" with subcomposition "B". When one duplicates composition "A" to "A2", then both reference to the same subcomposition "B". I need that they reference independent ...
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How can I do Camera Tracking of turnaround Camera Shot?

Hope you are doing well. I am working on a Slow Motion Video in which Camera is rotating around a person on a dolly. I want to do 3D Camera Tracking of this Shot. I have tried it Using Adobe After ...
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Masks, layers, solids or multi composition to solve my problem?

I hope that you can first understand my problem ..then suggest me on how to do... I am doing 3D VR videos. in AE i put the 2 footage (Left and Right eye) cut/paste/edit/render etc is not a problem... ...
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How are “year in review” videos rendered?

After viewing a Strava.com year in review/recap video, I asked myself how they're able to generate those videos automatically. I know Facebook does it as well, and Google too, I think. These videos ...
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Adding AO render pass in After Effects

I am compositing a modeled sea scene in AE. Here's what I have: Adding in my AO layer gives nice strong shadows as shown: However it also covers my blue sea (primarily an AE 4color background).... ...
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proper handling of tracking masks in Premiere

I’m using the current version, 12.0.0 “Haberdasher” on 64-bit Windows. The auto-tracking feature did not do anything. I suspect that it only looks at the content of the clip it appears in, rather ...
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How do you do a “Video Algorithm”?

Facebook generate these anniversary videos which they allow you to share. The video has your Facebook avatar (along with certain friend's avatars) imposed onto certain objects. For example, it can put ...
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Is there a process faster than masking frame by frame for cutting an animated character from a background?

The following video is made from a number of different Anime videos, masked and composed in to a single video. I am wondering if the person who made this masked the videos frame by frame or is there a ...
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Multitrack video export in OBS Studio

OBS Studio composites various video inputs into a single video stream, but it lets users configure local recording on the side. Is it possible to save each video input separately, preferably as ...
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How can I sync audio in Premiere with a comp in After Effects?

I've got a track in Premiere that's composed of a lot of screen shot stills and there's an audio track that narrates across all of them. As the narrator talks, I want to illustrate what she's saying ...
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How to create a pseudo 3D/virtual POV effect

I was wondering, how American Football and Soccer Experts in the studios can move the field and camera perspective at their own will, even to places where there hasn't been a camera yet. I'm talking ...
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Video compression- how to prioritize one area over another?

I'm not sure if what I'm asking is possible, but here's the situation. I have a video I have made for distribution on the Internet (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) The video clip is a composite of the ...
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How to make an image file flicker in a video? (stars twinkling)

I have an image file (jpg, 4K resolution) which is a bunch of stars in the night sky. The image looks good when composited into a video clip, but the stars don't move or twinkle at all. How can I ...
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Best workflow for working with mattes in After Effects

I love working with alpha / luma mattes in After Effects. Creating that kind of composition should be a piece of cake, but it is incredibly difficult because there is no real good way to work with ...
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What software / hardware is used by TV companies to generate a live video feed that can be made up of smaller, live pieces?

For example, I'm watching CNN. Wolf Blitzer is speaking on the background, there's a news ticker feed on the bottom and occasionally, individual video clips are shown on the right to go with the story....
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After Effects CS6 Problem

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: Sometimes, it's show some old frames as you see in video. Here normal video (...
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How to add “AR” elements over video?

disclaimer: I'm completely a neophyte, mildly competent with Photoshop and that's it. I was trying to figure out what would be the quickest/easiest way to add AR-ish elements over a video. For ...
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Photoshop animation dropping frames at 12fps or as image sequence

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds (...
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Is it worth exporting at the exact 29.97 FPS from Photoshop or just use 30 FPS?

My live action footage is Frame Rate 29.97 FPS. When exporting frame by frame animation from Photoshop that I intend to composite on top of the live footage. Since I have the ability in Photoshop to ...
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How to composite live 4K video with prerendered alpha matted footage

I'm looking to take a 4K live video feed, and composite alpha channeled footage on top of the live footage, all in realtime with minimal latency, I then want to display the output on a 4K screen .... ...
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What is the best way to plan and sync voiceover?

I'm working on an informational video which has some live action product shots, animation created in flash, a backgroud music track, and a voiceover track. I've got total control over everything so I ...
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Maya batch render missing alpha channel

I'm trying to export a scene to composite in Nuke. When I "render current frame" and save the image from there, I get an image with an alpha channel, but when I batch render the images don't have the ...
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Motion graphics vs compositing

I am really confused between the meaning of motion graphics and compositing. Is motion graphics mean using still image to create illusion of moving object and compositing is combining 2 or more clips ...
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Please tell me which tool I have to use to create a video?

I want to create a video as in the link below, the effect I want to create is that of a camera moving over a collection still photos and briefly pausing on each one: Youtube Link to video - iit ...