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Thread: Making a black and white video, just not how you may think!

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    Default Making a black and white video, just not how you may think!

    Hi

    I'd like to achieve an effect which I can only describe as this:



    So how/what kind of filtering/processing would I apply to a video to reduce all of the background to a flat white and make the only active thing in the shot (the body) solid black with crisp, defined edges?

    Thanks muchly!

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    The link is broken but it sounds like a rotoscoping job.
    Last edited by Grapes; 10-27-2019 at 09:01 AM.
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    Sounds like you're going to have to use keyframes to manually define what you want black and what you want white. It's the modern equivalent of rotoscope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bouldersoundguy View Post
    Sounds like you're going to have to use keyframes to manually define what you want black and what you want white. It's the modern equivalent of rotoscope.

    Tthis sounds a bit cryptic to me yet the statement "modern equivalent of rotoscope" intrigues me. Could you elaborate and perhaps supply a sample link?
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    Well, rotoscope meant going through a film one frame at a time, projected from the rear on a small screen, and tracing out the shape you wanted based on the projection. Now you would go through frame by frame and generate a mask using anchors (as they're called in Vegas). At least that's the procedure I'm familiar with that would get it done. There's probably some filter out there that would automate it to some degree.

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    Oh right, I still call that rotoscoping but it's a lot faster indeed.
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