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Using Veescope Key in Motion

This tutorial will show you how to use the Veescope Key plug-ins inside Motion. The same basic technique can be applied to using Veescope Key in Final Cut Pro, as well.

You will need to media files to complete this tutorial. Download and expand the following disk image.

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Start Motion and create a new project with the HDTV 720p preset.


You should now have a brand new project.

Blank Project

Select the “Project Properties” from the “Edit” menu.

Change Project Properties

Change the duration of the project to 5 seconds.

Project Properties

Place the background image in the scene and center it.

Project With Background

Next, import the foreground movie and center it.

Project With Foreground Movie

Next, select the “Library” Tab and the filters sub-tab. Then select the “Veescope Key” “Chroma Key” filter and drag it on top of the Preview window.

Filters Tab View

Select the “Veescope Keyer” “Edges” filter drag it on to the Preview window.

Edges Filter Tab View

Click on the “Inspector” tab. You should see both the "Chroma Key" and the "Edges" filters in this view.

Inspector Filter Tab View

Under the “Chroma Key” filter, select the “Color” well.

Color Well

This should cause the "Colors" panel to show up.

Colors Panel