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Advanced Visual Effects Compositing by Lee Lanier

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Chapter 5fig5_105_1Replicating Artifacts

 

 

Motion picture film, analog video, and digital video are surprisingly delicate and often pick up damage through their lifespans. This may include scratches, dust, dropout and similar artifacts. Because the artifacts are commonly seen, they are accepted by the viewing public and generally do not diminish the ability to watch the footage. As a compositor, it may be necessary to manually add the artifacts to footage that lacks it to replicate a specific medium. For example, you may need to make digital video appear to be shot on motion picture film that has since aged.

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