View Full Version : Keying RED
01-08-2007, 11:06 AM
OK, all the specs and the tiny bit of footage I've seen say that RED should be awesome for color keying. I'm wondering if such has been done yet? Actually, I'm not worried about how the video shot with RED will work, I don't have any doubts there, but I'm more interested in how RED will perform with varous green/blue screen products and lighting scenarios.
I'm planning to use RED with Reflecmedia's Chromatte fabric and blue/green LiteRing system and/or other colored light sources.
Mostly I'm just curious to see if the RED team has attempted color keying with such products yet (or any and how did they work?) or if any of the first RED adopters will be planning to dive right into something like this.
01-08-2007, 11:11 AM
Oh hells yes
01-08-2007, 11:13 AM
Just a Green background and ok lighting REDquired... 4:4:4 color space you gotta love it
01-08-2007, 11:27 AM
Download some uncompressed 16-bit TIFFs of the green-screen tests David Stump shot here:
They key beautifully!
01-08-2007, 11:32 AM
Here's a test I did from one of the images. By no means a perfect lighting match, and the background is just a holiday snap from a point and shoot camera, but it proves a point.
01-08-2007, 11:45 AM
you can also find those greenscreen tests and some other red stills at www.red.ramjetfilms.com
01-08-2007, 12:01 PM
I did not see some of these on the RED site (the waste paper bin ones for example) - so does anyone know where these images came from.. or are there just a host of RED test shoots now going on..???
I'd love to know the background of these tst shoots and the lens , if anyone knows.
Are these Approved final RED quality ?
01-08-2007, 12:04 PM
Nothing is "approved final quality," but they're not bad. The basket ones are up on CML. The Jarred chainsaw picture is not available.
01-08-2007, 12:35 PM
The basket and water jug shots can be found at http://www.cinematography.net/Red/comp-matrix.html and were shot by David Stump. I believe (but don't quote me) they were shot with the Cooke S4 65mm lens.
01-08-2007, 12:36 PM
I downloaded one and gave it a quick and dirty test. Why did I pass on the first round of reservations? ...Here's the quick test. And I've already cleaned up the green auras and fuzz in the guy's hair since.
01-08-2007, 12:49 PM
Yep. I did my keying in Shake, and a one-click Keylight produced a great result. Everything else was just niceties.