Chroma Keying in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

    Chroma Keying in DaVinci Resolve Fusion

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In this course you will learn essential and advanced chroma keying techniques in DaVinci Resolve Fusion. Instructor, Lee Lanier explores a range of techniques to give you the tools you need to create the perfect key, over and over again.

Lee will solve complex shots with poorly lit green-screens, spill issues, fine details, reflections, tracking marks, soft lenses, and much more. Typical shots you have to deal with in production.

Chroma keying can be a very time-intensive process that ends with a bad result, but the techniques you will learn in this course will prepare you to take up any complex task with confident and deliver a good result.

The chroma keying course is taught by Lee Lanier which has written several books on the topic and teached chroma keying techniques at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

The footage and assets used in this course are available for download so that you can easily follow along.
 

About the instructor

Lee Lanier has created visual effects on numerous features films for Walt Disney Studios and PDI/DreamWorks. Lee is a world-renowned expert in the video effects field, and has written several popular high-end software books, and taught at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

Who is this course designed for?

  • DaVinci Resolve users
  • Compositors
  • Finishing artists

Lessons overview

  • 01: Introduction 
  • 02: Chroma Keyer
  • 03: Ultra Keyer
  • 04: Luma keyer
  • 05: Delta keyer
  • 06: Spill supression
  • 07: Keying bluescreen
  • 08: Removing tracking marks
  • 09: Combining keyers
  • 10: Additional matte inputs
  • 11: Custom luma masks
  • 12: Keying in color tab
  • 13: Sending a matte to the color tab

 

Software required

DaVinci Resolve

 

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Could you go over a workflow for compositing over a log image ? That’s a fundamental thing that is missed that I need to know! Like, how would I pass this shot off to a VFX artist and give him the most data to work with so that he can give it back to me for coloring and finishing? Could you point me in the right direction ? 

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6 hours ago, Deiontrez Mount said:

Could you point me in the right direction ? 

Deliver the log image, original file or flat pass render.

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2 hours ago, Tom Evans said:

Deliver the log image, original file or flat pass render.

But the original file won’t have any color information. How do I deliver a color corrected images so it can be easier to key? 

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13 minutes ago, Deiontrez Mount said:

How do I deliver a color corrected images so it can be easier to key? 

That's not your problem, they will apply whatever transform is necessary before they do their keywork and remove the transform when sending the file back to you.

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1 hour ago, Tom Evans said:

That's not your problem, they will apply whatever transform is necessary before they do their keywork and remove the transform when sending the file back to you.

Okay, so if I wanted to do it myself, what would be the workflow then? I feel like I have to know this part of the workflow eventually (especially if I am wanting to get into VFX myself) do you know of any resources where I can learn this part of the workflow ? 

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42 minutes ago, Deiontrez Mount said:

do you know of any resources where I can learn this part of the workflow ? 

Lee demo this workflow in several of his classes here on Lowepost. You simply bring the log shot into Fusion or whatever compositing app you are using and key under a LUT. Apply the LUT, key the shot and remove the LUT when you're done and ready to render. It's nothing else you need to know really.

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30 minutes ago, Tom Evans said:

Lee demo this workflow in several of his classes here on Lowepost. You simply bring the log shot into Fusion or whatever compositing app you are using and key under a LUT. Apply the LUT, key the shot and remove the LUT when you're done and ready to render. It's nothing else you need to know really.

Yes! I have been looking for his class that displayed this. None of the chroma key classes does, can you recall a class where he does this so I can go and check it out? 

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2 minutes ago, Deiontrez Mount said:

Yes! I have been looking for his class that displayed this. None of the chroma key classes does, can you recall a class where he does this so I can go and check it out? 

I found it! 

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