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In this Sony Vegas Tutorial, I will be showing you how to make the predator effect as seen in its movie series.
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Hey guys! This is Justin from WEKNOWIT Productions and today I’ll be showing you to do this effect, so thanks for watching.
Hey guys! This is Justin from WEKNOWIT Productions. I’m at the editing right now. So right now, I’m going to teach you how to do the effect.
Now, you want to open Sony Vegas, file, import, and media. You want to import your video. You want to try standing still for this, not moving. As you can see I’m just in the same spot and I don’t really move. I have the little microphone here in front of me. And then you want to take a picture of your background. You want to make sure you have a Stealth Cam but if you don’t, I don’t really know what to tell you how to do it.
Now, you can make it more complicated. If you only making more complicated, you can move it round but I wouldn’t because it takes a lot of masking, so just don’t do it. Drag down your clip in your video track. You want to make sure your video is on top and your picture is right below, Event Pan/Crop, check the mask and make sure this is on your video. And you want to mask around your person. I’m doing this in a timely manner. I don’t know why, just to show you how. I’m going to mask around my microphone just like—I don’t know, so it’s on the way.
All right, so I did a really bad job with that as you can see. But you want to leave everything the same except for the feather type and check both, change the feather to 2 and exit up. Now, you want to go to compositing mode on your video which is the little green button to this side, go to custom, Sony height up, and add okay. As you can see it distorts my picture. You’re going to bring the smooth in this down to one or two, there’s a pic two. You want to change to rep pixels around them and the edge pixel handling. You can mess around with the height scale and all that, elevation, makes it some more complexed in all that.
Now, there, as you can see I like it and if you look at the background you can also see it so exit out. Now, on your video, you can also bring down the opacity, so it looks even better, which is going to change something really quick. Since, you want to bring your opacity down, you can see through but you can barely see me. You can either do it like that or you can leave the opacity all the way up and see if you can’t see your hair, our glasses but you can barely see it. If you bring the opacity down about 50%, you can see that hit play. You can kind of see my mouth moving too. You can see it right through me, just render that.
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