Lee Lanier

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  1. Instead of dropping the original Fusion comp into a new timeline, trying dropping the original timeline (associated with the Fusion comp) into a new timeline. That seems to work for me. The roto comes through fine despite a difference in resolution between the two timelines. You can stack timelines and clips if you need to.
  2. When it comes to complex paint fixing, you will probably want to use Fusion. The Patch Repair plug-in is easy to use, but it's very limited with its options. In Fusion, you can use the Paint tool in Clone mode to remove a moving string.
  3. You might try matching the domain in Fusion to the new timeline resolution. You can do this by adding a Resize tool or one of the Domain tools right before MediaOut.
  4. ACES offers a simplified workflow. RCM gives you a bit more control by allowing you to apply the camera LUTs. I would test both ACES and RCM and see which one suits your footage the best. There are so many permutations with color management, it is hard to predict which one might give you the best result.
  5. ACES offers a simplified workflow. RCM gives you a bit more control by allowing you to apply the camera LUTs. I would test both ACES and RCM and see which one suits your footage the best. There are so many permutations with color management, it is hard to predict which one might give you the best result.
  6. You can combine clips and animate their opacity in Fusion. You can combine clips in pairs with a Merge tool and adjust the FG input's opacity by animating the Blend parameter. However, for general editing, where you arrange, overlap, and add transitions to clips, I would use the Edit tab. Fusion will build a separate comp for each clip within the Edit/Timeline tab.
  7. You can chain keyers together, where one runs into another - but this can lead to alpha problems. A better solution is to use garbage masks to limit the amount of green screen you have to remove. Is it possible to cut off the dark area of the green screen with mask?
  8. If you are using Resolve, you can arrange and stack clips on the timeline. Clips can be videos, images or different Fusion comps. If you are using the standalone version of Fusion, then, yes, it doesn't really have the same flexibility as After Effects in terms of sliding layers back and forth in time. That said, you can change the Loader's In and Out frames, plus add hold frames at the start of end.
  9. You can create a very brief change in brightness by animating one of the Color tools, such as the Color Corrector. If you need a dark shadow to be cast at that moment, limit the brightness change with a mask - the unmasked area retains it's original darkness and becomes a shadow. You can use the same trick for lightning.
  10. Ah, right. You should be able to connect a Paint tool to a PlanarTransform tool and get the distortion.
  11. Both approaches strive for the same thing - to soften or sharpen detail within a particular color range, That said, frequency separation tools or networks in Fusion will give you greater and finer control over the result. With frequency separation, you can be more particular about what size details you are affecting, from very tiny pores to larger things such as freckles or wrinkles.
  12. You can make a Paint tool use tracking data. For example, connect a Paint tool to a Transform tool, then connect the Transform's Center XY to the tracking data of choice.
  13. I took a quick look at the videos (it's been some time since I looked at this course). I don't see anything obvious, but it may be worth testing the premultiplication. Try running the Alpha Multiply into the Curves tool, or experiment with different locations for the Alpha Multiply tool. Whenever I have odd behavior, I try to figure out what's going on with the alpha throughout the network.
  14. I don't have the project in front of me right now, but one thing to check is the alpha. Make sure the Curves tool is not affecting the alpha channel by turning off the Alpha check box. These problems can sometimes arise from premultiplication issues or an unwanted adjustment of the alpha channel.