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Newbie on a deadline: I need to remove a reflection out of a video using AE CS5

Newbie on a deadline: I need to remove a reflection out of a video using AE CS5

Newbie on a deadline: I need to remove a reflection out of a video using AE CS5

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Hi everybody. This is my first post and I have a little problem.

I know this isn't that hard (that is what makes it so frustrating)

I've watched a dozen tutorials on the subject before finally caving in and asking for help.

I need to edit out the camera mans reflection out of a shot. So far I've:

1 - gone into Photoshop and edited a still of the video
2 - imported the file into AE (both jpeg and psd)

I've been able to layer them together and use the mask tool and it looks good, until my Subjects ARM moves and the edited reflection APPEARS IN FRONT OF MY SUBJECT (not hidden behind her in the background)

I just can't figure it out.

So, in short, I need to figure out a way so my subject can move in front of the edited reflection in the background without the edited selection APPEARING IN FRONT of my subject.

Sorry if this is confusing...

Thank you in advance

Brandon

RE: Newbie on a deadline: I need to remove a reflection out of a video using AE CS5

Brandon,

You need a rotoscoped matte of the arm applied to the still. In other words you need to cut out the shape of the arm from the still, frame by frame.
Ian M

Ian Mayor (UK)
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9 times out of 10 I know what I'm talking about. This must be my tenth reply.

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