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    hi guys! - Just recently I started to play around with video editing and its a BLAST!
    I do have one quick question.
    I have a clip with steady background and moving foreground - what software and how do I separate the two so I can use the foreground and paste it on to other background?

    I have Magix Movie Edit 15 Pro

    I thank you for your time in advance!.....


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    Hi Feltos and welcome.
    You've got your work cut out there.
    This sort of stuff is normally done with a green/blue screen where the background is all one very evenly lit colour and the foreground person is lit separately. It is themn possible in software to remove the green/blue from the image. this process is known as 'Chromakey' if you want to research it.
    If your background is not all one colour (which doesn't appear on your subject) then you have a very hard task ahead of you.
    It basically means drawing around the image you want to keep in every single frame.
    Tim

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    Thanks Tim..
    I am familiar with ChromaKey - this clip is not recorded like that.
    Frame by frame it is then

    What software would you recommend to do this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltos View Post
    What software would you recommend to do this ?
    Well, I'd use Vegas Pro, but that's cos I've got it and know it!

    It occurs to me you might be able to do it if you have an image of the background which is empty and if the other images are ABSOLUTELY rock steady. Some sort of composite which compares the two images and returns only the difference. The process is known as 'difference masking'. I've never tried it but you might like to stick that into Google and see what it comes up with.
    Tim

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    thx m8 - will try that

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