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Old 08-25-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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Post Wire Removal Tutorial with HitFilm



For those of you who can't afford AE, Home Fxs HitFilm can get the job done.
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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.
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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.
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Green screen in most indiefilms looks terrible, so that way is not an easy way out.
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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.
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Smallville is not indie. :p
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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.
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And, the same thing applies to wire removal. The first few times out, it will look crappy. Learn from what went wrong to improve.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This is a great thread thanks myth
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In other words, give it a try. That's how learning begins.
Exactly!

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