Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 2/e

Steve Wright

  • 出版商: Focal Press
  • 出版日期: 2006-05-16
  • 售價: $2,010
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,910
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 472
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 024080760X
  • ISBN-13: 9780240807607
  • 已過版





A good compositor must be both an artist and a technician. Digital Compositing for Film and Video is a hands-on, how-to guide that addresses the problems and difficult choices faced by the professional compositor in real-life situations. This book presents you with techniques, tricks, and solutions for dealing with the badly shot elements, colorations artifacts, and mismatched lighting that bedevil compositors. Included in this book is: in-depth, practical methods for matte extraction, despill procedures, composting operations, and color corrections - the "meat and potatoes" of all digital effects. Compositing is the artistic blending of several disparate elements from a variety of sources into a single image while making all the component elements appear to be in the same light space and shot with the same camera. When confronted with a bad composite any observer will recognize that something is wrong - the artist will know what is casing the problem, and the technician will know how to fix it. A good compositor must be both an artist and a technician. Yes, a good compositor must be both an artist and a technician.


Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 – Introduction 1.1 How this book is organized 1.2 Tool conventions 1.2.1 The slice tool 1.2.1 Flowgraphs 1.2.3 The color curve

Chapter 2 – Pulling Mattes 2.1 Luma-key mattes 2.1.1 how luma-key mattes work 2.1.2 making your own luminance image variations on the luminance equation non-luminance monochrome images 2.1.3 making your own luma-key mattes 2.2 chroma-key mattes 2.2.1 how chroma-key mattes work 2.2.2 making your own chroma-keyer 2.3 difference mattes 2.3.1 how difference mattes work 2.3.2 making your own difference matte 2.4 bump maps 2.5 keyes 2.6 color difference mattes 2.6.1 extracting the color difference matte the theory pulling the raw matte a simplified example a slightly more realistic case and now, the real world matte edge penetration 2.6.2 scaling the raw matte 2.6.3 refining the color difference matte preprocessing the greenscreen local suppression channel clamping channel shifting degraining 2.6.4 poorly lit greenscreens too bright too dark impure greenscreens uneven lighting 2.6.5 screen leveling 2.6.6 screen correction screen correction with Ultimatte doing your own screen correction

Chapter 3 – Refining Mattes 3.1 the matte monitor 3.2 garbage matting 3.3 filtering the matte 3.3.1 noise suppression 3.3.2 softer edges 3.3.3 controlling the blur operation the blur radius the blur percentage 3.3.4 blurring selected regions 3.4 adjusting the matte size 3.4.1 shrinking the matte with blur and scale 3.4.2 expanding the matte with blur and scale

Chapter 4 – Despill 4.1 the despill operation 4.2 despill artifacts 4.3 despill algorithms 4.3.1 green limited by red implementing the algorithm the spillmap 4.3.2 green limited by blue 4.3.3 green by averaged of red and blue 4.3.4 green limited by other formulations 4.4 refining the despill 4.4.1 channel shifting 4.4.2 spillmap scaling 4.4.3 mixing despills 4.4.4 matting despills together 4.4.5 blue degraining 4.5 unspill operations 4.5.1 how to set it up 4.5.2 grading the backing color

Chapter 5 – The Composite 5.1 the compositing operation 5.1.1 inside the compositing operation scaling the foreground layer scaling the background layer compositing the foreground and background 5.1.2 making a semi-transparent composite 5.2 the processed foreground method 5.2.1 creating the processed foreground 5.2.2 compositing the processed foreground 5.2.3 some issues residual grain uneven backing colors 5.3 add-mix compositing 5.3.1 when to use it 5.3.2 how it works 5.3.3 how to control it 5.3 refining the composite 5.3.1 edge blending 5.3.2 soft comp/hard comp 5.3.3 layer integration 5.4 compositing CGI images 5.4.1 the premultiplied CGI image 5.4.2 the unpremultiplied CGI image the zero black alpha pixel problem the partially transparent alpha pixel problem 5.4.3 adjusting the composite for unpremultiplied CGI 5.4.4 unpremultiply highlight clipping what goes wrong how to fix it 5.5 other ways to blend images 5.5.1 the screen operation (no label – ooops) adjusting the appearance 5.5.2 the weighted screen operation 5.5.3 multiply adjusting the appearance 5.5.4 maximum 5.5.5 minimum 5.6 Adobe Photoshop blending modes 5.6.1 overlay 5.6.2 softlight 5.6.3 hardlight 5.6.4 vividlight 5.6.5 linearlight 5.7 ?slot gags? 5.7.1 when to use them 5.7.2 how to make them 5.7.3 how to animate them

Chapter 6 – Lighting 6.1 the color of nature 6.1.1 visible light 6.1.2 the color of lights color temperature 6.1.3 the effects of filters 6.1.4 the color of objects 6.2 the behavior of light 6.2.1 the inverse square law 6.2.2 diffuse reflections 6.2.3 specular reflections 6.2.4 interactive lighting 6.2.5 scattering 6.3 matching the lightspace 6.3.1 brightness and contrast matching the black and white points increasing the contrast with the ?S? curve when you don?t have good black and white points matching the midtone gamma slamming histogram matching 6.3.2 color matching grayscale balancing matching the fleshtones the ?constant green? method of color correction daylight specular highlights 6.3.3 light direction 6.3.4 quality of light sources creating softer lighting creating harsher lighting 6.3.5 interactive lighting 6.3.6 shadows edge characteristics density color faux shadows 6.3.7 atmospheric haze 6.3.8 non-linear color correction masks edge control large area control 6.3.9 how to add a glow 6.3.8 a checklist

Chapter 7 – Camera 7.1 matching the focus 7.1.1 using a blur for defocus 7.1.2 how to simulate a defocus 7.1.3 focus pull 7.1.4 sharpening sharpening kernels unsharp masks making your own unsharp mask 7.2 depth of field 7.3 lens flare 7.3.1 creating and applying lens flares 7.3.2 animating lens flares 7.3.3 channel swapping 7.4 veiling glare 7.5 grain 7.5.1 the nature of grain 7.5.2 making grain generating the grain applying the grain 7.5.3 matching the grain of two film layers 7.5.4 adding grain to grainless layers 7.5.5 making a grainless plate with frame averaging 7.6 a checklist

Chapter 8 – Action 8.1 geometric transformations 8.1.1 2D transformations translation floating point versus integer source and destination movement rotation pivot points scaling and zooming pivot points skew corner pinning 8.1.2 3D transformations 8.1.3 filtering the effects of filtering twinkling starfields choosing a filter 8.1.4 lining up images offset mask lineup display edge detection lineup display the pivot point lineup procedure 8.2 motion tracking 8.2.1 the tracking operation selecting good tracking targets enable/disable tracking points keep shape and follow shape 8.2.2 applying the tracking data 8.2.3 stabilizing the repo problem smoothing 8.2.4 3D motion tracking 8.2.5 tips and techniques tracking preview low-resolution/high-resolution tracking preprocessing the shot increase the contrast degrain lens distortion point stacking difference tracking 8.3 warps and morphs 8.3.1 warps 8.3.2 morphs 8.3.3 tips and techniques

Chapter 9 – Gamma 9.1 what is gamma 9.2 the effects of gamma changes on images 9.3 the 3 gammas of a display system 9.3.1 monitor gamma 9.3.2 monitor gamma correction the monitor LUT 9.3.3 the end-to-end gamma 9.4 measuring your monitor gamma 9.5 the dim surround effect 9.5.1 dim surround for TV 9.5.2 dark surround for film 9.6 the gamma of video 9.7 the gamma of film 9.8 gamma and the Mac 9.9 monitor display temperature 9.9.1 black body radiation 9.9.2 your monitor temperature

Chapter 10 – Video 10.1 getting video to and from a workstation 10.2 how video works 10.2.1 frame construction the scanning raster interlaced fields effects on motion blur field dominance color resolution 10.2.2 NTSC and PAL differences frame rate NTSC drop frame time code PAL image size NTSC PAL pixel aspect ratio NTSC PAL country standards 10.2.3 types of video component video composite video digital and analogue interlaced vs progressive scan 10.2.4 video formats the all-digital formats Sony consumer/commercial HiDef (delete) 10.3 HiDef Video 10.3.1 image sizes 10.3.2 scan modes progressive interlaced progressive segmented frame 10.3.3 video tape formats D5 Hdcam DVCPro 10.4 Video compression 10.4.1 sampling schemes 10.4.2 data compression 10.3 telecine 10.3.1 the 3:2 pulldown 10.3.2 pin registration 10.3.3 recommendations to the client 10.4 working with video 10.4.1 de-interlacing scan line interpolation field averaging field separation 10.4.2 the 3:2 pullup 10.4.3 non-square pixels manipulating an existing video image creating a new image for video PAL pixels 10.4.4 interlace flicker 10.5 working with video in a film job 10.5.1 best video formats 10.5.2 video mastered on video 10.5.3 video mastered on film 10.5.4 gamma correction 10.5.5 frame size and aspect ratio 10.5.6 cropping non-square pixel frames 10.6 working with film in a video job 10.7 working with CGI in a video job

Chapter 11 – Film 11.1 terms and definitions 11.1.1 conversions 11.1.2 apertures 11.1.3 composition 11.1.4 aspect ratio 11.1.5 image resolutions 11.2 film formats 11.2.1 full aperture super 35 common top and common center 11.2.2 academy aperture 11.2.3 cinemascope working with Cscope reformatting other formats to Cscope 11.2.4 vistavision 11.25 65/70mm 11.26 IMAX 11.3 film scanners 11.4 film recorders 11.4.1 how film recorders work 11.4.2 comparison of laser vs crt film recorders 11.4.3 calibrating the workstation to the film recorder dark surround contrast ratio primary colors film layer effects monitor calibration

Chapter 12 – Log vs. Linear 12.1 dynamic range in the real world 12.2 the behavior of film 12.2.1 film response curves 12.2.2 exposure 12.2.3 the balloon story 12.2.4 meanwhile, back at the film? 12.2.5 opacity 12.3 representing film data in log format 12.3.1 the three film zones 12.3.2 the three reference points 12.3.3 over and under exposure 12.4 digitizing film 12.4.1 linear data problems banding data inflation limited dynamic range 12.4.2 log data virtues banding full dynamic range data efficiency conclusion 12.5 bit depth 12.5.1 affect on images 12.5.2 changing bit depth 12.5.3 coping with low bit depth eliminating banding the moray mask 12.6 issues of gamut

Chapter 13 – Working with log images 13.1 converting Cineon log images 13.1.1 log to linear conversions the conversion parameters the white reference the black reference display gamma customizing the conversion parameters soft clip 13.1.2 linear to log conversions the conversion parameters the white reference the black reference display gamma 13.2 working with Cineon log images 13.2.1 viewing cineon log images 13.2.2 color correcting 13.2.3 compositing log images converting log to linear the compositing operation converting back to log color correction transparency 13.2.4 compositing a linear image with log images 13.2.5 the screen operation screening a linear image with a log image the weighted screen 13.2.6 matte paintings tips and techniques 13.2.7 CGI rendering compositing 13.2.8 transformations and blur operations