Anyway to add a section of color to black and white?

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    • #37167
      AvatarOKAL_Ent
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      When editing, does anyone know any technique or method to add a section of color to a black and white frame? (Assuming the video was shot in color, and made into black and white through editing).

    • #164742
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Do you have the original color footage, or are you looking to color it as if it were just a black and white source?

    • #164743
      AvatarTandM
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      Premier Pro has an effect under image control called color pass that would do just that.

      This may not work for any color. You might want to try doubling the clip on another track the lower one B/W and the upper one color, then use a garbage matte on the upper to remove any unwanted color. Good luck.

    • #164744
      AvatarOKAL_Ent
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      I have the original color footage.

      And to TandM: What’s a Garbage Matte, and would I be able to use it in Sony Vegas?

    • #164745
      AvatarTandM
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      Sorry im not familiar with Sony Vegas. But im sure it has it. A Garbage matte is a way to key out ( remove)anything from the footage that is unwanted. Kind of like taking out the garbage.

    • #164746
      AvatarOKAL_Ent
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      Ok I think I found the “garbage matte” in Sony (It’s the masking option), but using this it seems like I’d have to do every shot frame by frame. Is there anyway to designate a certain color to be the only one that appears in a video, and make every other color grayscale?

    • #164747
      AvatarTandM
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      Have you found color pass?

    • #164748
      AvatarOKAL_Ent
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      I actually found out how to do it:

      http://vegas.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=27289

      For anyone else that might be having a similar problem.

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