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  • alpha
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    making a coloured object in black and white footage
    in am trying to keep the colour in an moving object and making the rest of the picture in black and white... is that in any way possible in FCP/motion hope to learn more.. best regards christian
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    Hi alpha, This is quite a fun technique (similar to Schindlers List?) - but depends on a few factors. The colour of the moving object needs to be distinctive. e.g. red, while everything else is a different colour. So, you need to apply the Color Corrector effect to the clip and open it's properties in the Effects Tab. Use the Eye Dropper tool to select the colour you wish to keep. Do this again to remove most of the colour. The object should now be greyish. Click on the Invert button (under the Key) and you should now see only the chosen object in colour and the rest of the frame in black and white. :) Rounik
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  • alpha
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    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    Hi R thank you very much for your reply the object is a windsurfer the sail is green and white...and quit different from the background... I am really new in this, and ´learning as I go along... the process u decribe is that done in motion or just in FCP as I told am quit new in this :-)
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  • alpha
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    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    I have selected the colour I wish to keep you say do this again and the object will be grey...what do you mean with ...do this again... and the invert buttom I am not really sure were to find hope you will spell it out for me...smiling
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    Hi alpha, Sorry, upon reading back my reply I seemed to have missed some steps! Let me try again: 1. With your clip in the Sequence, navigate to the Effects Tab in the Browser and drag the Color Corrector effect onto the Canvas window. [img]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/784/picture2td.png[/img] 2. In the Viewer Window, click on the 'Color Corrector' tab and click on the small grey disclosure triangle (bottom left - next to 'Limit Effect'. 3. Click on the eye-dropper (Select color) under the 'Limit Effect' area and choose a color from the canvas window. In this case I chose one of the shades of red. Notice that the limit Effect bar becomes active. [img]http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6357/picture3rj.png[/img] 4. Lower the saturation slider to 0 and untick/uncheck the boxes next to 'Sat' and 'Luma'. 5. Drag the sliders in the Limit effect bar to increase the range of shades/colors which are included. [img]http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5608/picture4wn.png[/img] 6. The color you have selected will turn a grey color. In my example, I'm not going to remove all the red as this will effect the skin tone of the man on the horse.. so be conservative. You can always increase the limit effect colors later... [img]http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5608/picture4wn.png[/img] 7. Now click on the 'Invert Selection' button (bottom right button in the Color Corrector - under the Key button) and the clip should be black and white with only one color in view. [img]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6631/picture5u.png[/img] 8. Play with the Edge Thin slider and the Softening to help the color blend in or create a dynamic effect as desired. [img]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1817/picture6jf.png[/img] Hope that helps. Do let me know how you get on. Rounik
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  • alpha
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    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    Hi R cool...thank you so much for spelling it out fro me I have got it now...cool effect. the tricky part of it is when I have colors that are very close together colorwise ... what is the difference in doing this effect in color corector or 3 way color corector?? and thanks again for the info alpha
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    Hi alpha, Glad it's helped! The 3-way color corrector is more versatile than Color Corrector. I hope you don't mind me recommending some tutorials where you can find our more info: there's the excellent FCP 101 tutorial [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/finalcut7101[/url] I believe Video 72 briefly explores the Color Correction filters. For really indepth training on color correction check out FC6 103 - Color Correction: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/colorCorrection[/url] Hope that helps :) Rounik
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  • alpha
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    Joined: Dec 3rd, 2009, 01:06
    Re: making a coloured object in bl...
    I have already bought one of your motion tutorials and it is rally good.. thanks for the links.. bests christian
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