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Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by JessieH498 on 14th November 2011, 10:38 pm

Requires Photoshop/Gimp/Paint

Step 1 - Visit THIS TOPIC on windowsmoviemakers.net and download Rehan's Shader TFX Plug-In. Be sure to get the correct version for 32 bit or 64 bit windows. You could purchase RehanFX if you like and if you plan on masking a lot. But the 14 day trial works for experimenting. I have the full version.
Step 2 - Install RehanFX, make sure movie maker is CLOSED. Once its installed you're ready to go!
Step 3 - Open movie maker, and select the clip that will be the mask, and the clip to be in the background.
Step 4 - You don't need your background clip yet but its good to know what you will be doing with your mask. Now, slow down your mask to x4 slower (Slow Down: Half x 2) and go to the beginning of your clip.
Now the time consuming parts begin!
Step 5 - Take a screenshot using "take picture from preview" (in tools I think) for EVERY FRAME until the end of the clip. You could end up with 100 + depending on the length of your clip.
Step 6 - You no longer need movie maker for a while, so close it and open up your image editing program. This is the worst of it. You now must open up and individually colour the background behind your character brightgreen/blue (green or bluescreen colour of course) for each frame/screenshot. You can do this any way you like, the result is the same. Be very careful. I would recommend photoshop, but if you're hardcore you could always try using paint...
Step 7 - All done? Dying? Right. Now import all those screenshots back into movie maker. They are pictures so ensure that in settings the picture duration is set to as little as possible (I think its about 0.125 of a second) and place each screenshot, in order, onto the timeline. Just place them, that is all. No editing required!
Step 8 - render.
Step 9 - Once rendered, import the movie and speed up your clip to its original speed. It can sometimes look choppy/uneven but its a learning curve, it will get easier and neater as you practise.
Step 10 - Mask! Place your mask over your background clip and use either greenscreen or bluescreen transistion! You will have to experiment yourselves with the bluescreen/greenscreen strengths and whether to use A or B but this is the easy part.
And you're done, congratulations upon masking with Movie Maker!

Hope everyone understood this tutorial o.o


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by HJAZisRikku on 14th November 2011, 10:43 pm

I dont use WMM but this will be so helpful for so many people who dont have Vegas Pro. Good job :3
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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by JessieH498 on 14th November 2011, 10:43 pm

D'aww you think? Thanks Jasmine <3


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by Seeraai on 14th November 2011, 11:53 pm

Tempted to try it xDDDDD
Although I don't have WMM I might think about downloading it and trying a basic program entry for the GMVs xDDDD


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by JessieH498 on 14th November 2011, 11:56 pm

you should go for it, if you want I could always write out more tutorials. There's a lot on that forum I linked to. Its fantastic. I would recommend downloading version 6.0 of movie maker.
Download Link For Movie Maker 6.0 on Windows 7


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by Tifa326x on 15th November 2011, 10:56 pm

I'm tempted to try this just out of curiosity. I'm fascinated how this method has been found by wmm editors, it's really inspiring on how creative they can be with what people call a "limiting" program. I don't find it limiting at all. It just creates a different effect of editing. It was what got me started editing, but I never knew of this method back when I did use it.
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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by JessieH498 on 15th November 2011, 10:59 pm

Give it a go - If you have the time. I'm quite curious to see how they will come out since I have only masked a few times myself. I mostly save finished masks for re-use so it keeps the length of the process down somewhat DX


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Post by Tifa326x on 15th November 2011, 11:01 pm

I think masking in any program is beastly time consuming, but considering my heavy workload, I'll probably never have the time to do this in wmm, maybe I can sneak some cheeky free time to try it out...postpone my essay for an hour or so >>'
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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by JessieH498 on 15th November 2011, 11:05 pm

haha you could do that XD if you do it in small stages whenever you have time it doesn't come across as such a big workload.


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by Tifa326x on 15th November 2011, 11:08 pm

I know that I'd probably have to take a butt-load of screenshots that is. From doing Media, I know that it's 24 frames per second to have flawless movement. If I was masking 10 seconds, that means 240 frames I'd need to mask in Photoshop/GIMP. But considering that, it would be a very good mask P: But then it's probably quite hard to split 1 second of a video into 24 pieces in WMM..maybe. I haven't used the latest versions much.
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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by JessieH498 on 15th November 2011, 11:09 pm

You do have to slow the clip down to roughly 4 times to get a decent framerate(is that even the right word?) when you put it back together.


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by FuzzyRedPants on 16th January 2012, 6:46 pm

I did this in one of my videos before, but instead of the green screen background, I cut out the people / image and put the background I wanted into the image for every frame. It took a really long time, and made me go insane enough that I cracked and bought SV... but then I found out I got a version without masking! XD Any idea if there is a green-screen transition tool in Vegas Movie Studio?


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by Aulayna on 22nd January 2012, 2:25 am

Wow, thats a lot of effort but as they say, no pain no gain right? Very good tutorial, I never imagined that you could actually achieve masking in Movie Maker.


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Re: Masking In Movie Maker [6.0/Vista]

Post by LeanneCresent on 3rd October 2012, 9:44 am

This toturial is verry awesome :)
And its good to know for user that dont use vegas :)


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