Pleasantville Effect in Avid Media Composer 6


It’s easy to create the Pleasantville effect
in Avid Media Composer 6. To start find a clip with a color that you
would like to isolate. Drag your clip to the timeline. Go ahead and add a new video track by using
the keyboard shortcut command Y. Then drag an exact copy of your clip on top
of itself. Navigate over to the project window and click
on the effect palette button. Click on the image category. Look for the Color Effect. Drag the color effect onto the bottom clip
in your sequence. Navigate to the upper left corner of the timeline
and click on the effect mode button. The effect editor window will appear. Within the effect editor window, find the
saturation slider and drag it all the way to the left. Go back to your sequence and move this monitor
icon up a track to V2. You should now have a color image covering
your black and white image. Navigate back over to the project window and
click on the key category. Find the SpectraMatte effect. Drag the SpectraMatte onto the clip that’s
on V2. Move back over to the effect editor window
and click on this color picker box. Hold down the mouse button and drag the mouse
cursor into the Composer window. Pick a color that you’d like to isolate. Notice how the orange is keyed out and you
are now seeing the black and white image underneath. Move back over to the effect editor window
and click on this 3D button to promote the SpectraMatte effect. Twirl down the disclosure triangle for the
Foreground. Scroll down the list of parameters and click
on the option for invert key. Okay, there you go, check is out! For other great tips like this, or to enroll
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