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    Answered, thanks
    Last edited by Luca!; 03-30-2013 at 10:23 PM.

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    bump?? :/ In Sony Vegas I can do the Multiply(mask), but then the background goes all black. I want it so that I see ONLY the characters, not the background. The white silhouette is an outline of what I want to see, but without the texture applied. Anyone know??? :P

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    Is your question the same as you made here http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sony-ve...ouettes-3.html ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAndrews View Post
    Is your question the same as you made here http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sony-ve...ouettes-3.html ?
    Yes, but I figured I'd post it in a place where it's not one program specific, since clearly Sony Vegas can't do this.

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    Without Photoshop's 'clipping masks', your solution may reqire you apply the same mask (your 'silhouette') separately to each layer; i.e. As a *luma* mask to the original; and an *alpha* mask to the background. Are you sure that Vegas cannot mask or key using Luma or Alpha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAndrews View Post
    Without Photoshop's 'clipping masks', your solution may reqire you apply the same mask (your 'silhouette') separately to each layer; i.e. As a *luma* mask to the original; and an *alpha* mask to the background. Are you sure that Vegas cannot mask or key using Luma or Alpha?
    I don't understand? I had two silhouettes with a Lumi and Alpha "Mask Generator" applied, but what do I do with them? I'm not sure that gets rid of the background, I think it comes out the same as just using the Multiply (mask) option.

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    I am sorry. My explanation was poor and unclear. I think I should have used the term 'Matte'.
    A mask is a path, a matte is a layer. In Premiere, there is an option to use a 'Track Matte'. AFAIK, a 'Track Matte' allows the transparancy of one layer to be determined by another. I have just done this in Premiere., If you can understand the principle, you may be better equipped to work how it can be done using other software.

    1 top track = the b/w white silhouette.
    2 middle track= the original image
    3 background track= the new background.

    I applied a 'Track Matte' to layer 2; using the Luma from layer 1.
    I applied a 'Track Matte' to layer 3; using the Alpha from layer 1. ( or I could have used the Luma value, and asked Premiere to 'reverse' the tracking.

    (the top, middle and background images which I used.)
    Image2.jpgImage1.jpgImage3.jpg


    and the required output: Image4.jpg
    Last edited by TimAndrews; 02-18-2013 at 08:28 PM. Reason: added graphics

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAndrews View Post
    I am sorry. My explanation was poor and unclear. I think I should have used the term 'Matte'.
    A mask is a path, a matte is a layer. In Premiere, there is an option to use a 'Track Matte'. AFAIK, a 'Track Matte' allows the transparancy of one layer to be determined by another. I have just done this in Premiere., If you can understand the principle, you may be better equipped to work how it can be done using other software.

    1 top track = the b/w white silhouette.
    2 middle track= the original image
    3 background track= the new background.

    I applied a 'Track Matte' to layer 2; using the Luma from layer 1.
    I applied a 'Track Matte' to layer 3; using the Alpha from layer 1. ( or I could have used the Luma value, and asked Premiere to 'reverse' the tracking.

    (the top, middle and background images which I used.)
    Image2.jpgImage1.jpgImage3.jpg


    and the required output: Image4.jpg
    YESS! I'm pretty sure it's perfect, but I've only done it once.

    I just have a question, the two videos (silhouette and original) come in one video. Is there a way to crop one of the two out, duplicate, and crop the other out, so then I have two videos? Cause if I do it this way I have to seperate the videos in Sony Vegas first, render them both, and do it. I don't have much a problem with it, but it takes a little bit longer than it could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luca! View Post
    YESS! I'm pretty sure it's perfect, but I've only done it once.
    Perhaps you would update your earlier thread, as a pointer to future readers to this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luca! View Post
    I just have a question, the two videos (silhouette and original) come in one video. Is there a way to crop one of the two out, duplicate, and crop the other out, so then I have two videos?
    I suspect you can put the one video onto two tracks, then use the Pan/Crop/Rotate related tools to rotate them in different directions. If you have problems with that, look for a 'tutorial' on YouTube. If you need specific help, you should start a new thread in these Forum. I don't use Vegas, so cannot assist you further.

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