Reality Set Frequently Asked
What format are the reality
All reality sets are in NTSC (720 x 480) format. The video clips are
formatted using a proprietary format with minimal compression to
retain the highest quality. The Stills used in the virtual
sets and for set extenders are exported directly from the source
footage. Depending on your system you may need to de-interlace the
stills in a graphics editing program like photoshop.
Are the reality sets compatible with my Serious Magic's Ultra2
vector keying program?
Yes. All sets are are easily imported into ultra and output the same
as any other ultra clip. Again, depending on your system setting the
source clip properties to lower field, upper field, or progressive
may yield significant improvements in your final output. Using Ultra
2 to output a 32 bit alpha for a given view on a given set can
result in some interesting uses also.
my NLE? Do Reality Sets work with Premiere and After Effects?
Yes. If your NLE supports NTSC digital video then it supports
the use of reality sets.
Are reality sets
available in PAL format?
Currently reality sets are available only in NTSC format. Because
reality sets are a collection of video and still images you can
convert the sets to PAL format. If you choose to do so you should be
familiar with the conversion process and its technical aspects. A
conversion tool such as Virtual Dub is recommended.
Can I use reality sets directly from the DVD?
You could but it is not recommended. This is due to the limited
performance of optical based drives. Even the fastest optical drive
would slow the process of keying to a crawl when compared to disk
based editing. The best performance would be realized by
copying the desired files to a dedicated folder on your hard drive.
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