Saber Plugin Only Semi-Transparent Background

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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I am at my wit’s end. I have looked at the few posts about the Saber Plugin. Please help.

Experience: I would consider myself to be a beginner/intermediate user of Premiere Pro and After Effects, so please either walk me through step by step or recommend a good YouTube tutorial.

Goal: I am trying to create some custom lower thirds, callouts, overlays, etc. for a YouTube channel using the Saber plugin. I am trying to have the saber effect trace or reveal various shapes. Ideally I want to make these components completely transparent and mogrts so they can be easily and quickly applied to future videos.

Problem: As you can see from the first two images, there is a semi-transparent background with a blue tint that appears and follows the saber core. As mentioned above, I want these to be completely transparent (I am begining to wonder if that is possible). This semi-transparent background is most noticeable when the background is dark. I can’t seem to pick up on it After Effects, but when I drag and drop the composition into Premiere Pro, it is immediately noticeable and seems to persist regardless of if the aep or a mogrt is used in Premiere Pro. I have tried at least a dozen rendering/mask/blending combinations to try to rectify the problem.

After Effects Version: 22.2.1

Saber Plugin Version: 1.0.40

Premiere Pro Version: 22.2

Please help!

 

Image 1 - Premiere Pro - Notice the slightly blue tint background that should be black.

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Image 2 - Premiere Pro - Again the slightly blue tinted background.

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Image 3 - After Effects - Saber Plugin Settings

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Image 4 - After Effects - Layers & Mask Settings

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Mar 19, 2022 Mar 19, 2022

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That could simply be color management issues in conjunction with the plug-in making a mess with its hardware accelerated functions. Trying to do everything in a flat comp may also be part of the issue. You may need to pre-compose. Otherwise try to apply a Shift Channels or other channel effect to generate the transparency based on luminance rather than solely relying on the internal mechanics of the plug-in.

 

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