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Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC 08-25-2017 01:05 PM

Wire Removal Tutorial with HitFilm

For those of you who can't afford AE, Home Fxs HitFilm can get the job done.

El Director 08-27-2017 05:27 PM

If only most wire removal jobs were that easy lol
I'm tired of tutorials that show you the effects with simple shots that are guaranteed to work, no matter what method you use. I want to see more with a challenging shot that might mix planar tracking, projection camera mapping and maybe even offsetting in the same shot.

Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC 08-29-2017 09:39 AM

There's also the easier way out of shooting in front of greenscreen and painting the wires the same color as the greenscreen. So, all you have to do is key it out.

But, this is for those times when things are not shot that way.

WalterB 08-29-2017 12:50 PM

Green screen in most indiefilms looks terrible, so that way is not an easy way out.

Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC 08-29-2017 11:39 PM

Wire Removal can look worse. Practice makes perfect, if not improvement. TV series like Smallville use greenscreen with wires painted the same color as the greenscreen to save time. To mess up and make mistakes until techniques are mastered are part of the learning process.

WalterB 08-30-2017 05:33 AM

Smallville is not indie. :p

Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC 08-30-2017 03:44 PM

That's not the point. You discourage Indies from trying when you say it usually looks bad. They have to take that first step and try. If it comes out bad, try again and learn from what went wrong.

Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC 08-30-2017 03:50 PM

And, the same thing applies to wire removal. The first few times out, it will look crappy. Learn from what went wrong to improve.

WalterB 08-30-2017 05:09 PM

I don't mean to discourage anyone.
I'd rather encourage to do things in camera than thinking that green screen is an easy solution.
If you got the team or the skills to do all the lighting, tracking and keying properly it can work.

Sweetie 08-31-2017 02:34 AM

You could always use industry standard software, like Nuke for wire removal. I never understand why you'd use anything less. There's even a free version.

Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC 08-31-2017 06:45 PM

That's good to know, Sweetie. Budget is the first thing that comes to mind. The people on ActionVFX forum and HitFilm said go for it. In other words, give it a try. That's how learning begins.

sfoster 09-01-2017 10:45 AM

This is a great thread thanks myth

AcousticAl 09-01-2017 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Modern Day Myth Prod. LLC (Post 428840)
In other words, give it a try. That's how learning begins.


We could wax poetic all day about what the high-end studios use. The thing is, some of the less-expensive and free options, like HitFilm, may have smaller learning curves for beginners. Honestly, I'm impressed with what HitFilm has managed to put together, even in the free version. It may be the right fit for plenty of beginners, hobbyists, and amateurs out there.

And to think, 10 years ago this kind of task was not available in a free - or even dirt-cheap - NLE.

pictureplanet 09-01-2017 01:24 PM

Wire removal is totally a situational problem. Simple "wire removal" tools work super well sometimes and other times you can't get around a patch and restore situation.

I work as a Flame artist and am always happy to answer or help with people's projects.

PaulWrightyThen 10-16-2017 11:11 AM

I use 'wire removal' to get rid of dead pixels. Side issue/tip but I thought worthy of note.

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