Ya, I just assumed that NKRomote had Spill Remove when I bought it.. for what it cost I think its expensive.... You can remove the green spill in Photoshop but oh man.. Its not as if you can just micro it... If its just one image then ok, you can fix it up, but if it a sequence, or lots of images then ouch.. Its a matter of using Clip Masks and Slip Layers.. and a lot of painting skills in using the Hue brush.. When we where doing green chroma at TAFE we had to do it this way since it was part of the course requirement... There is nothing like software that can fix the spill, more so on reflective items... I will have to look at getting PrimatteKeyer, its seems to be a lot more professional.. The blue did not seem to spill so much but blue has different issue..
ItÂ´s a bit tricky: on one hand you need a well-lit background for keying - on the other hand doing that you get a lot of spill . .
My experiences show that keying phototographs you need a different lighting as with video - but you need images of high resolution for getting real good alphas. So i use small blue-/greenscreens which are just a bit bigger than the objectÂ´s contours close to the object. This way you get lesser spill.
Often i just have a piece of cartoon-greenscreen held by an assistantÂ´s hand right behind a person for getting a god mask for the personÂ´s hair.
For video you usually need wider screens because of moving objects - on the other hand spill isnÂ´t so visible as it is in photographs.
...and Klaus.. I am not offended.. I just don't get your continued pessimism in what I am trying to do.. If it wasn't for people with vision and the enthusiasm or willingness to try, we as humans would never progress.
No, Destiny - iÂ´m not pessimistic at all! But iÂ´m used to tell my assistants and other people who want to enter the business the facts. This is a business which doesnÂ´t base on dreams - but on skills. On knowledge. You have to be absolutely sure to be able to handle the situation when you enter a location - whatever it is. Otherwise youÂ´re lost. ItÂ´s that simple. Clients "smell" when youÂ´re uneasy - it makes THEM uneasy.
My mother (she had her own TV-show in the Â´60s) always says "if you donÂ´t reach for the stars - youÂ´ll not even get to the moon" . .
And sheÂ´s damn right!
But even to get to the moon you need to be very professional . . . not to speak from reaching the stars
There are zillions of people who try to make a living with panos - and the only chance you have to be ahead of your competitors is the quality of your work. Your knowledge and your skills must be high to deal with situations - even unexpected ones. You need to impress people with quality and spirit rather than with equipment - thatÂ´s what i meant.
I realise there will be obstacles to overcome, but I am up to the challenge.. I guess when people like Kolor decide to develop panoramic software, they too had a vision and now people like you and me are able to reap the rewards of their efforts.. I guess it must be a humanistic thing to do, since many of our greatest inventors throughout the ages have been mocked or put down before they have even give it a try.. Rumours have it... and its only a rumour mind you; suggest that the world is not flat after all.. How dare they go and have a look... They might fall off the edge!! The difference between me and you.. I will be the one that tries to find the edge of the world..
.. and no offence intended..!
I totally agree there will be issues with contemporary works of art.. My view is that the artist need to be a bit more open mined since this is an opportunity to showcase there work so the public are aware of where to go to view it, and perhaps buy it.. But the way it works with having to get permission, which is ok, but its the payment of the showcasing of the artwork that I don't get.. Surely they would benefit more if more people knew about their work.. This is why most artist artist are poor, also this is also why many art gallerias around the world struggle with funding.. The Museum of Brisbane was on TV the other day concerned by the lack of patrons to their Museum. I agree with you that there are copyright issues, however, I will try to stick with ancient artworks etc which will have fewer issues.. There are lots of little museums around where I can try this with no issues.. I have two lined up with permission from the local councils.. One is an old railway steam engine museum and the other is a 2000 year old building in Sydney.. These days photography is getting to be a hard task, since in Australia we cannot even go to the local swimming pool and take photos, or many of the public beaches, or many public areas where children are present. Even when we have a school play to perform, if one parent complains all parent must stop taking photos.. We have to get parents to fill in a dozen forms before we can even show their on our web site for receiving an award.. NO parent is allowed to take photos at our swimming carnivals.. The world has gone silly.. No memories to look back on..
You know, as the story goes, it was Xerox engineers who were the ones that came up with the very first image Windows/Mac featured graphics on a computer.. Their directors suggested that there was no value in it at all, so they were told to drop the idea and move on.......
This whole legal stuff with photographs and also with music really has become a mess. ItÂ´s getting more and more complicated and disgusting. Today you not even can do a school-class party with more than 20 people and having music without paying a fee to an institution which is named "GEMA" here . . and i guess itÂ´s the same thing all over the world these days.
We also argued that the artists must be interested to have their work shown in excellent panoramas from famous museums and galleries.
These institutions which handles legal-things for them donÂ´t get it. And as long as the artist have contracts with them you have to pay for every time the art-work is shown in a pano or photo.
For that reason galleries and museums act very reluctant when it comes to VR.
ItÂ´s all a reaction to worldwide piracy on music and on images, i guess.
best to you, Klaus