Filter over certain pictures/videos?

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Hi, I'm currently using Camtasia for Windows 10. This isn't something that needs to be done, but I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how I would put a filter over a video in the background during certain points. Basically, if you are familiar with the game Super Smash Bros Ultimate, I'm attempting to make a video showcasing the different fighters. So, with this, I have a video scrolling in the background with the fighter portrait in the front. Anyway, when the corresponding fighter appears, I would like to try to make it to where the video in the back is a matching color. Thanks!
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Can you upload some screen shots of what you're attempting to do? Its hard to envision what exactly your trying to accomplish.
I get what your after, but I don't follow what this background looks like.Is it a solid color/ Are your fighters on a transparent background "PNG images"
It might be doable?

Regards,Joe
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umm how do i upload a file from my computer as opposed to youtube or something else?
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I'll look at them in the morning, I'm done for the night.
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So. after some rest,I think I understand what your attempting to do.

If you're placing a character image over a video that looks like this.



You can colorize the background by using the colorize filter.
Apply it to the background.
Use the color picker to chose a color from the character.
You can also adjust the intensity using opacity.


Heres a second example.



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Sorry for the late reply, but yes, that is what I'm basically trying to do 
So far, I've made this. I bascally want just the characters in the background to be a certain color when, for example, fox appears. Thanks for dealing with my stupidity! Also, to elaborate, the characters in the background will be scrolling to the left. I'm basically trying to make a live wallpaper with this. I'll be trying your solution!
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Not knowing what to do isn't being stupid.

Dubie's approach has it's merits.If you want a muted background.Its perfect.

However, Highlights and Contrast go down hill.
It's not a bad look, but if you want bright areas to remain bright & Dark areas to remain dark.
Masking it with a solid color won't work.

I use other programs to create this effect. They use blending modes that preserve details when blending media.

That got me to thinking, to a certain degree.You can simulate blending modes by adding a Color adjustment.

Then add a Color Adjustment filter.

TechSmith has the setting blown out when you first apply it.It's an incredibly ignorant Default setting.
You'll want to start by setting the Brightness to "0".
Set Contrast to "0"
Turn Saturation up to "100"

Click image to enlarge and you can see the settings I went with.
You can see the character without the background dominating the scene.

 

You can crank the contrast up. Tweaking other settings including color, you can come up with 100's of different looks.



The best thing about video editing.Is you chose the look/end product. It's all about what works for you.
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Another way you could go at it is to add a rectangle shape with no outline between the background video and the characters that covers the canvas.

You can change the color of the shape to what you want and change the opacity to taste.

I have done this myself on a project and if you are changing colors through the video i find it gives more control of the colors, I don't have to split the video to change the color overlay using the Colorize option and I can add a transition or animation to the colored shapes more easily
without effecting the video clip.

Just another option that might work for you too.



Dubie:)

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Thanks for the help! I'll be trying this to see if it fits what I'm going for!
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This looks substantially more complicated, but after looking at a YouTube video about Super Smash Bros, I kind of interpreted that a glow was what was desired.


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That certainly does look interesting - I'll try this aswell!