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  • Special FX

     Russell Heimlich updated 15 years, 1 month ago 5 Members · 7 Posts
  • DouglyStyles

    November 21, 2005 at 10:22 pm

    Im looking for a way to single out an area in a video and change its color. For example, in shindlers list, how it was all black & white, except for the red dress… Im looking to do something similar to that.

    First question… Is that possible in Vegas?

    Second question, if Vegas cant do it, is there a program that that is possible (final cut pro, after effects… or somthing in the Sony (sonic foundry) family)?


  • Gary Kleiner

    November 21, 2005 at 10:34 pm

    This color pass techinique is done with the Secondary Color Corrector.

    Use the ‘select effect range’ eydropper to drag across the color you want to keep (in preview window).

    Click on invert mask, then pull down the saturation. This will leave your defined color intact and the rest will be desaturated.


  • Edward Troxel

    November 22, 2005 at 3:37 am

    For a full write-up on how to pass either one color or multiple colors, look at vol 2 #10 of my newsletters.

    Edward Troxel
    JETDV Scripts

  • Harold Brown

    November 23, 2005 at 2:52 am

    Gary Kleiner has an excellent DVD that shows this effect and a lot more. I recommend it.


  • Russell Heimlich

    December 7, 2005 at 7:10 am

    Yup it sure is possible. Check out a video i did with this technique:

    Sorry for the long black in the beginning. I uploaded the wrong file.

    I have a free filter called Aav6cc. It had a preset for filtering out everything but red and i just dropped it on and was good to go. Very lucky for me how it worked out with my project.

    Here’s where you can get it ->


  • Edward Troxel

    December 7, 2005 at 2:44 pm

    Russell, why use Aav6cc when the secondary color corrector also easily does this task? Any advantages from your point of view? The secondary color corrector is very simple for this task and is native to Vegas.

    Edward Troxel
    JETDV Scripts

  • Russell Heimlich

    December 7, 2005 at 6:01 pm

    I just happened to download this one day and it had a red=pass preset, so i just dragged and dropped it on. I don’t know if there is any real advantage other than it is simple. Ofcourse, you could always make a preset for the secondary color corrector. Below are the advantages of his plugin quoted from his site:

    # Directly adjust Reds, Greens, Blues, Cyans, Magentas and Yellows without having to “pick” the colors. All six color vectors can be adjusted independently using only one instance of the plugin. (Sony’s secondary corrector would require up to SIX instances!)
    # Currently allows Hue, Saturation and Lightness (HSL) adjustment.
    # Invert your selection to adjust everything but a certain channel.
    # 32-bit floating-point precision used internally for high quality (accelerated by SSE/3DNow!).


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