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I'm Outta Here With Studio

I'm Outta Here With Studio By videoman3857 - Last updated on Saturday, November 8, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Edition  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Friday, November 14, 2014
Created on Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:59 AM

This effect requires the use of video footage  using two (2) Green screens,  a jpeg image with a Green screen TV,  a Motion video background and a pre-made Mpeg 4 credit video.

The video footage uses two (2) Green Screens.  The first is used for the background and the second is used for the foreground.  In our case it was a wall painted Green for the background and a Green screen cloth draped over an extendable rod at height that could be comfortably stepped over. The rod and cloth was securely attached to two Manfrotto light stands.

Shooting on green
The jpeg image used was sourced off the internet, though with the use of photo editing software you could create your own.
TV picture with a green background instead of the screen

The editing process - Avid Studio, Studio 16 & 17 & 18

  1. Place the Green screen video footage onto the time line, Right mouse click the footage and select "open select editor."
The first track of the timeline
  1. In "Effects"  Select   Keyers (4) and select Studio Chroma Keyer and adjust the settings to give the best Chroma key transparency.

  2. Use the eye dropper to take a sample of the green used . Adjust the tolerance to create a black background. Click OK to apply changes and save.
Using the keyer color
  1. Place the image of the TV below the Green Screen video footage. This is important as we want the video image to be on top of the screen.
  2. Right click the image to open the effects editor, Repeat the above Chroma key steps and turn the TV screen Black.  Click OK to apply changes and save.
Creation of second track on the timeline
  1. Right mouse click the footage and select "open select editor."
Opening the effects editor
Adjusting the size of the video Details of setting the Pan and Zoom effect
  1. In "Effects"  Select  2D 3D (1) and select Studio PIP and adjust the settings to reduce the video height, position and crop out any excess garbage.
Trimming unwanted parts of the video
  1. Run the play head over the entire footage and make adjustments required to keep the subject within the boundary of the TV screen.
  1. Place your motion background video, video clip or photograph in the time line below the still image of the TV. The image appears in the TV Screen only.
  2. Note: depending on the image or video used, you may need to adjust the size to fit the TV screen by repeating step 7.

Creation of third track on the video timeline

Your screen should look something like this.

Video of subject on top layer, but looks like it's in the T.V.
T.V. Screen in the layer below  and a motion background video on the bottom layer

General appearance of the effect
When the video plays through, the subject on the top layer appears to step out of the T.V set The final result

And here's the final video:



{This tutorial was integrated into the website by "Le Papy"}

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TonyP By # TonyP @ Friday, November 14, 2014 4:20 AM
Nice big green screen there! Great job and great explanation in showing what a green screen can do!

videoman3857 By # videoman3857 @ Friday, November 14, 2014 5:01 AM
Thanks Tony. This was shoot at the home of a member from Beerwah Grafx. who is an absolute green screen fanatic. The "green screen" is a painted garage wall.
The club has now purchased "better" lighting and are now doing all our "green screen" work at her home.

videoman3857 By # videoman3857 @ Friday, November 14, 2014 5:06 AM
Foot Note:
This tutorial was undertaken before the release of S18. For those of you who have S18 Ultimate ( the only version to choose in my book) You can use New Blue Chroma key plug in (superior) instead of S18's built in chroma key tool.

PinnacleStudioPro By # PinnacleStudioPro @ Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:44 AM
Great work Pete! This is a great example of what you can do when you think outside the box.

videoman3857 By # videoman3857 @ Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:37 AM
Errrr Don't you mean when you step outside the box (T.V.) LOL

Kath Roberts By # Kath Roberts @ Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:30 PM
Great Tutorial now I hope I can only do half as good as you!

videoman3857 By # videoman3857 @ Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:29 AM
Thanks Kath.
I have had no training in the video editing, special effects, and camera work - all trial and error. A lot of it comes naturally and I experiment.
It's so much fun and there's a lot of people out there who share info as well.
My only advice - experiment, have fun and learn from your errors and if you don't know - ask.

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