Skies: Many Means to an End with in:sync Speed Razor 4.0
William Davidson & Mickey McKane
One of the things I have always loved about using Speed Razor
is the fact there are several ways to get the same job done.
Whichever way you feel comfortable with, and depending on the
application, will decide the efficiency of the operation you
are performing. Whether it is library-based storyboard editing,
timeline trimming, or enhancing your shots, there usually are
many ways to go about it. In this tutorial I will show you how
to do a specific case of image enhancement and give you a variety
of different ways to get the job done -- all while introducing
some of Speed Razor's powerful effects.
To get started,
download the .tga files used in this tutorial, open Speed Razor
and load the Gradient Designer (gradient.vfx) into the Library.
Youll later use the Matte and Fast Blur effects. (This
tutorial is designed for Speed Razor 4.0 S or 4.0 RT versions.)
1: A common complaint many people have with digital video is
that the sky it reproduces is flat. This also can occur on any
type of acquisition format on an overcast day.
Razor Gradient Designer effect can be used for far more than
generating gradient backgrounds for your corporate videos. It
can also be used to enhance your visuals from exterior shots.
This is especially important in the days of digital video.
shots: A) blue, somewhat overcast sky, B) cloudy sky, C) hazy