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#1 Daniel Meier

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:47 AM

Sometimes I get these weird noisy artefacts when trieng to qualify a certain color:

 

 

 

Do you know if that is due to the footage (this example show a Canon DSLR h.264 8Bit 4:2:0 Clip)?

Or is it the mediocre qualification (maybe I should refine my matte with "clean black", "clean white", etc.)?


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#2 Matt Thomas

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

I believe it's just because you are trying to stretch the 8bit information too thin and results in some funky artifacts. Sometimes I've gotten lucky by tweaking the matte a million different ways, but mostly I avoid using that qualifier with 8bit footage. 


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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

Yea, it's lack of data. You're selecting a color to qualify, but there isn't enough differentiation between it and another color (luminance) within the scene. It may not be a bit depth issue, it maybe only coincidence. I see this all the time when two colors are so closely matched.

To fix this, I generally start by softening the qualifier and adjusting the white/blacks of it. If that doesn't work, you need to make a power window matte around the door frame that travels with it and then isolate the color within that matte, vs the rest of the shot.
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#4 Daniel Meier

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:06 PM

Thanks Tyler and Matt.


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