Blending/Cloning in Final Cut Pro

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      Avatarrobbergin
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      So I'm working on a video where I come in the shot multiple times, each time playing a different instrument, and the outcome should look like I'm my own band, and 4 of me are playing a song. The problem is I'm very new to final cut or any software and don't really know how to do it. I was playing around with blending and I think thats the correct way to go but not sure. Most people on youtube just rim and crop which isn't what I want because I want to be able to overlap (ex: Walking in front of myself) which isn't possible in those techniques. What I have so far is just two videos with the each having low opacity. (Pic included) Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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      Avatarmcrockett
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      Normally, you could achieve this with doing 4 takes without moving the camera, and simply masking the areas around each instance of You.  However, it sounds like you are going to need to do some green-screening, as well as some careful blocking for the 4 of you on the set, in order to achieve the effect of You walking in front of another You.

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      AvatarStanDan Pro
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      If you blend using the opacity you won't get the effect of layers that you want … instead, you'll end up with a ghosting effect for the top layers.  The best thing to do is to use a green screen so that you can remove the background and create the layering effect that you described.

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