ALPHA/3D MASK (CHROMA KEY) FOR IMAGES (hide)
This tutorial suggests you how to get used to the plain blue/green cut-out (called Alpha/3D Mask in EKD, see HERE and HERE for further informations) for 3D inlay, see HERE (eventually HERE and HERE concerning the rotoscoping).
All of this is articulated around two ways of calculation, each of them having its own specifications … to know more about it, please click on the following links:
Let’s now imagine we’re dealing with an amateur project, you’re filming a scene with your camcorder (including one or more characters in front of a plain blue/green tightened material, for instance, → film 1). You want to inlay the characters in a set you already previously filmed → film 2 (let’s imagine this scenario).
Transfer your two videos on your pc. Now open EKD, go in the menu Video > Converting images into a video (… and transform your two films into images [if your films are .avi DV, or mpeg2, mpeg1, EKD will do it without any problem]). Once you do this, you have to cut up the blue background, to do this check the links Method 1, Method 2 (just above) … choose the method which is going to fit the best to your images … go in the related menus …. Once you do thist, you have to make the compositing between your background images (images in the film 1) and the images of your characters (images in the film 2) … in EKD … Image > Various > Image Composite. To end the process, you have to transform the mixed images into a video file, and (in EKD) … by the menu Video > Converting images into a video.