Examples of Ultimatte AdvantEdge and Ultimatte RT plugins in action:
Ultimatte AdvantEdge and Ultimatte RT offer the fine details that your blue or green screen footage can potentially provide. Ultimatte AdvantEdge almost always surprises users when compared side-to-side with chroma-key software or the keyers built-in to an NLE. Fine hair detail, translucent glass, smoke, water, semi-transparent fabric, and shadows are only a few of the ways that Ultimatte AdvantEdge will shine when compared to chroma-key software.
Example 1. The following example is a frame grab from a standard definition production from Virtualsets.com. It shows the amazing level of detail that can be achieved with subtle shadows on a good, but certainly not great blue screen.
You can mouse-over the image to reveal the composited view. As you can see, there is a fairly wide range of blue colors in the frame. At the back of the blue screen, it is unevenly lit and gets dark. Downstage (toward the bottom of the frame), the lights for the talent are making the blue floor much brighter. The places to focus on the subtle shadows are near the floor and under the chairs.
As you mouse-over the image, notice how the subtle shadows seen on the blue screen remain in the final composite. Even those super-dark areas under the chairs composite well. Even the most minimal shadows that are cast by the screen-right chair at the bottom of the frame come through on the final composite. These are the details that Ultimatte AdvantEdge will allow you to achieve in your blue and green screen work.
Example 2. The following example shows the fine hair detail that can be achieved. The tweaks for this photo were done in less than a minute. We soon hope to have a online tutorial to demonstrate how this was done. Essentially, it was a quick selection of the blue screen between in the area between her forearm and hair. Then a selection of her face and clothing, to confirm the area that should be opaque. No other edits or tweaks were performed.
Example 3. This is a close-up of the shot above. It shows a few features that the Ultimatte plugin does exceptionally well.
1. Fine hair detail. As you mouse-over the image below, you will see that every fine hair detail is maintained in the composite.
2. Spill supression. Spill is the blue screen reflects on the subject. In this example, there are three areas where the spill supression shines.
A. The hair picks up quite a bit of blue from the screen, but is removed from the composite.
B. The area around her cheek, nose, and eye picked up quite a bit of blue spill, because she was standing on the blue screen. In this example, the screen continued from the wall to 15-20 feet on the floor in front of her. As you mouse-over, you can see that the subtle blue tone on her face is automatically removed.
C. Her earrings. They are picking up quite a bit of blue reflection. This is completely removed by the Ultimatte AdvantEdge plugin.
Example 4. As time allows, we'll add more examples to this page.
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