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Best and easiest way to remove tracking markers from green screen video

You can do this quite easily without content-aware fill or anything like it. I'd tackle this by doing the following: create a rough shape for each tracking-point (the color doesn't matter) track each ...
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What are Grey Balls used for?

Yes, they are used for adding visual effects in post. The mirrored ball is for creating an environment map or reflection map. These maps provide the same lighting from the real scene to the virtual ...
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How can a similar effect to the one seen here be obtained?

It looks like a mix of factors to me. Certainly re-timing (speeding up and jumping frames around) is a part of it, but mostly, I think they had a lot of wind on a green screen and then cut it over an ...
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How to deal with reflections in a space helmet

The best thing you can do is get as much right on set as possible. Cover cast, crew, and equipment with black fabric, hide them behind black curtains, Get your talent as far away from the green ...
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How to do a camera projection in maya?

To project a video instead of a photo: convert your video to an image sequence (with Nuke, AfterFX, Premiere, whatever...) load it into your file node, then click on 'Use Image Sequence' scroll in ...
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How can I subtly blur a car plate?

Replace it with a fictional plate? Alternatively, track the four corners of the plate where there's just solid background colour. Apply each of the four tracks to a null (call them Null 1, Null 2, etc)...
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What are Grey Balls used for?

The grey balls are actually used like the grey cards but with added lighting data cause they are spherical and refer to the surrounding light sources better, they usually reflect 18% of the light and ...
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Where can I find good free quality VFX effects stock library?

https://www.actionvfx.com/collections/free-vfx/category https://www.productioncrate.com/ These are the best free ressources I found, especially the ones from ActionVFX
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Where can I find good free quality VFX effects stock library?

I've just found this nice Video & Filmmaker Magazine list of free stuff. Some of them: Chroma Key Backgrounds Cute Stock Footage LightLeakLove
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Adobe After Effects how can you create a distorted line moving along a video / picture? Example given in desc

You can duplicate your footage and add a displacement map as your revealer with a black line with gradient
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are there any online Visual effect schools/courses?

It depends on whether you just want to learn animation or actually need a diploma. Many online sources won't issue one, so you will 'just' learn how to do it, but not have any trustworthy certificate. ...
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How do make a layer visible only when overlapping other layers in After Effects

You can use a Track Matte. If your vertical lines aren't already precomposed, precompose them. Duplicate the Precomposition in your main composition. Place the shadow layer between the two precomps. ...
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VHS Wobble After Effects

Replicating an accurate VHS-look is a complicated profession, but if you are not worried about the technical accuracy you could emulate it like this: Create a solid called "Displace-Map" ...
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Add 3D visual effects to videos

Yeah that was actually the best opening ceremony ever... Doing something like this yourself is a hefty task, but first, here's what you would need: A software for tracking A software for modeling / ...
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Tattoo removal video effect

Assuming that it's not changing perspective or moving around too much, I would use a tracker on the tattoo and a clone stamp from another area of skin. More elaborate removal could be done with Mocha,...
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How to accomplish this animated piano visual effect in a Livestream?

This is simply produce with a synthesia like software. (For example: https://www.piano-vfx.com/ ) Just record a MIDI-File and put some effects on it with this software. For the first one: I can ...
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How to achieve this liney camcorder effect on Premiere Pro or After Effects?

This is an artefact from de-interlacing. You can simulate it using things like the Bad TV or Holomatrix plugins. You can get some way towards it using the free Venetian Blinds plugin in After Effects (...
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How to accomplish this animated piano visual effect in a Livestream?

Both are incorrect. For live capturing you can use something like this: Use any audio visualizer (with a solid background) and add some visual effects; Chroma key/mask the background of the ...
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Mimicking persistence of vision for fast-moving objects

There are two ways to fundamentally solve this, neither necessarily feasible: 1) Acquiring and playing video at high frame rates. 2) acquiring at high frame rate but using eye-tracking dependent ...
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How to implement fast forwards or skips in video editing

The method used in your example is called "stop motion" and is pretty much the way people create their lego-videos, clay-animations, etc. To do this, you will need to take a picture of the ...
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remove wire on video

I solved this later but haven't ever posted my solution: At the time, a frame by frame edit in photoshop using healing tools seemed the only way to clean up the wire used. When I tried this however, ...
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Do you use OpenEXR file format during making your video production? In the field of VFX

OpenEXR is mostly used for VFX. It's a good format to get 3D renders into and out of compositing software because it can use 32 bits of precision, and store "deep pixel" information, such as vertex ...
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How to put a hole in a wall (VFX)

Resolve has a pretty solid tracking system built-in. I would recommend you track your footage first and make sure your trackers really stick to the wall. From there, you can go many ways. The cheap ...
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What is the terminology for AR text in a video?

There's not much to it, the effect could be called "3D tracking Text" or something like that. Open up After Effects. Load up your file that you want to put the text in. Use the camera tracker that ...
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How can I do Camera Tracking of turnaround Camera Shot?

You can check PFTrack. Also there are another good trackers options like Boujou, Syntheyes, Mocha Pro, Match mover, 3D Equializer ... NukeX has also a good tracking suite.
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Video to Lens Flare on After Effects

It's because the template you're using is referencing video files, or still images - the Lens Flare effect, which do not use an alpha channel. This was likely done deliberatly by the template author ...
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how to put background or solid block of color on a video

I've not used Window Movie Maker, so I don't know it's abilities. However, the area where the text shows up is called a "lower third" because it's in the lower 3rd of the screen. If Movie Maker has ...
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Pop out a shape out of another shape

For simple shape and best result you can do it frame by frame, drawing each morph state separately For more complex shapes, I will advise: Move second object (and maybe scale it from little size to ...
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What VFX and video production softwares are used in movies like "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange"?

This depends from Company to company, there are multiple companies working on multiple shots, or sometime even on the same shots. Because this (sometimes) differs a lot from eachother, it's really ...
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