Studio 14 - Matte

rob-r wrote on 9/23/2019, 6:53 PM

I have Studio 14 - I know of no alternative for a garbage matte other than the cookie cutter - and I'm sorry, but the cookie cutter does not allow you to get in as close as a matte will. Is it still the case there is no garbage matte in 14 - and if so, can you get a plugin somewhere to add to studio 14; I'm frankly disappointed in the chroma in Vegas studio and hesitate going to pro because I don't think it will be much better. I don't want to throw good money after bad. Anyway, anybody with ideas about good garbage matte for studio it would be appreciated.


Musicvid wrote on 9/24/2019, 4:19 AM

I'm frankly disappointed in the chroma in Vegas studio

That's a little puzzling, perhaps you could elaborate.

The software is chroma-agnostic, since everything is processed in 4:4:4 space. Chroma is a function of the format, not the conduit.

rob-r wrote on 9/24/2019, 7:50 AM

Well I appreciate the response (don't get many in this forum, maybe not sophisticated enough questions for this group), but my major concern right now is if there is any alternative to cookie cutter as the only means of anything like a garbage matte in studio 14. In regards to your question re chromas (and thanks for the info about how it works), I would ask is there any difference between the chroma keyer in vegas studio 14 and vegas pro. Is there any difference between the one in studio 14 and studio 16 - or vegas pro and adobe - or is it all the same and just a matter of how you light and shoot?

Musicvid wrote on 9/24/2019, 9:31 AM

Chroma is not the same thing as Chroma key.

Marco. wrote on 9/24/2019, 10:05 AM

The chroma keyer of all Movie Studio and all Vegas Pro versions is identical.

Current versions of Movie Studio Platinum and Vegas Pro offer much better masking tools.

rob-r wrote on 9/25/2019, 10:52 AM

Thanks for info; I see studio 16 has a "bezier mask" - would this enable me to create something like a garbage matte? Are there other masking tools in 16 that I don't have in 14? I appreciate the help.

Marco. wrote on 9/25/2019, 10:55 AM

Yes, Bézier Mask is a good garbage masking tool (and the only one to look for in Movie Studio).

rob-r wrote on 9/27/2019, 2:01 AM

the function at the bottom of pan/crop for "mask" that I see reference to - that's only in pro, right? Is there a huge difference between studio and pro?

Marco. wrote on 9/27/2019, 2:29 AM

Yes, Pan/Crop's mask feature is in Vegas Pro only, not in Movie Studio.