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    Hi, first post, sorry if this is the wrong forum.
    I have sony vegas and am wanting to find out how to do an effect where it looks as if a person in a video doens't have a head.
    Basically, If i have a video of me walking into a room with the camera fixed on a tripod, I want to just edit my head out so there's a body walking around.. with no head!

    Do I need another program? if so which one?
    How would I go about doing this in sony vegas video?
    THANKS FOR ANY HELP

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    this can be achived using the masking tool in vegas.

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    It is simple to do that actually, just get a still image of the room with noone in it and place it under the video that you are walking in. Then use a cookie cutter or crop out what you want of your body showing and keyframe it to your movements.

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    Or put a green cloth on your head and key it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W
    Or put a green cloth on your head and key it out.
    Hey, i forgot to say I don't have much experience using Vegas, how would you 'key it out'. and to the other people, how do I use masks etc?
    cheers for anymore help
    -Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-unit
    Hey, i forgot to say I don't have much experience using Vegas, how would you 'key it out'. and to the other people, how do I use masks etc?
    cheers for anymore help
    -Phil
    Use Chroma Keyer in conjunction with Chroma blur to key out. As far as mask use Vegas help to learn the tools. Lots of good info there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W
    Or put a green cloth on your head and key it out.
    I don't have a green cloth the right size. Will a plastic bag do? And should a seal it down with duct tape so it doesn't move around?

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    if you have actually used the plastic bag AND duck taped it down you may find yourself dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Mills
    I don't have a green cloth the right size. Will a plastic bag do? And should a seal it down with duct tape so it doesn't move around?
    Ha, you might end up blue, and that wouldnt do, gotta be green.

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