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Advanced Keying in Blackmagic Design Fusion

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Following his well-received exploration of the power of customized keying inside Blackmagic Design Fusion, Simon Ubsdell goes even further into his look at the liberation from the inevitable limitations of other people's keyers by building your own inside Fusion. Along the way, you'll learn about Channel Booleans and many other insights that you'll be able to use in all of your Fusion projects.



Following his well-received exploration of the power of customized keying inside Blackmagic Design Fusion, Simon Ubsdell goes even further into his look at the liberation from the inevitable limitations of other people's keyers by building your own inside Fusion.

"I also wanted to help users get friendly with Channel Booleans which are the essential building blocks of any advanced effect in Fusion, but which I think scare a lot of beginners," says Simon. "I usually prefer to use techniques like the one shown here and the one in my previous Fusion keying tutorial, because it's easier to pull the key apart if you've built it yourself.

"The one thing that I have learned over the years is that while all keyers have their strengths, very few are perfect for every job, so the more different keying techniques you know, the better the results are going to be. And as I've shown here, the important thing is not to try and use one keying solution for the entire shot - always break it down into separate parts wherever necessary, and you'll get much better results."










Simon UbsdellHi, I'm Simon Ubsdell, Creative Director of TOKYO PRODUCTIONS, a UK-based boutique creative shop specializing in movie trailers, sales promos and TV Spots for the independent film sector both in the UK and across Europe.

I've been a film and video editor for over 25 years as well as being involved in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, 3D modelling and animation, and colour grading, not to mention writing, directing and producing.

I am also a developer of plug-ins for the video post-production market having released a range of successful and acclaimed products both under the Tokyo brand and as Hawaiki with Robert Mackintosh.



Comments

Re: Advanced Keying in Blackmagic Design Fusion
by Wu Zhengjiang
That is a great tutorial as usual. But I'm new in Fusion. After few days of trying, I realise that I'm much more comfortable with node-based
compositing.
But when I checked on Youtube and found that there are very few tutorial for Fusion. It's quite puzzling. It is an entire free software, and many people say that lots of Hollywood movie were composited in Fusion. I thought I was going to find millions of tutorials but sadly I didn't.
So I'm thinking maybe you can make more tutorial for Fusion 8. Especially basic ones. That will be fantastic.


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