Only a couple of months after announcing the purchase of eyeon, creators of Fusion visual effects and motion graphics software, Blackmagic Design has rolled out Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Studio. Best of all, Fusion 7 for Windows is free of charge and ready for download now. Fusion 7 Studio is priced at $995.
Keying and compositing. The act of removing and replacing portions of a shot to put together something new. For most of us, most of the time, this means keying out a green or blue screen (or any other solid color, for that matter) and placing the subject - usually a person rambling about something that makes little sense to us - over top of a different background.
The possibilities for creating animations with Adobe After Effects are pretty close to limitless. We can composite complex scenes, add thousands of lens flares to Star Trek footage, or create fun graphics without any live action footage whatsoever.
Pulling a clean chroma key is a game of hide and seek. It draws a line between the visible and the unseen. A poor key stands out, sure to be caught at first glance. The perfect key hides in plain sight, never to be found.
Want to be cool like Neo and Morpheus but don’t have a multi-million dollar The Matrix budget? With a little ingenuity, paint, tools and elbow grease, you can make your own infinite white set. Let’s get dirty!
intensiKey allows you to bring your greenscreen footage into pre-made 3D virtual sets. It bills itself as powerful, yet easy to use. With it's robust keyer, well designed virtual sets, simple interface and clear purpose, it really does deliver on that promise.
Yes, the tools to create green screen composites have changed and, yes, it is cheaper and easier to produce green screen FX shots, but that doesn't mean it is simple or effortless to "sell" the shot to your audience.