View Full Version : Roto someone from a video?

04 April 2003, 10:00 PM

I would like to rotoscope someone from one video so I can layer them onto another video.

What tool would be best to do this? Commotion? Combustion?
I have heard very highly of Commotion for this type of thing, but now I'm hearing Combustion might be better?

thanks for any feedback

04 April 2003, 01:22 PM
I think both are good to do the job...

There is no magic wand for rotoscoping just a lot of work
no matter what package.

Thats just my opinion..


04 April 2003, 01:27 PM
Both package do the job.

hands on the footage is the key.

just my opinion....

04 April 2003, 03:15 PM
Ok, thanks for the response.
I'll have to find what I'm comfortable with.

04 April 2003, 10:25 PM
Commotion has much nicer roto/paint tools, but the they still only support 8 bit/channel color hence the reason for people moving to combustion(supports upto float). People are increasingly using 16bit and float on film and even some television. Commotion is a nicer tool if you only need 8 bit color(your using video, so 8 bit is all you probably have).

04 April 2003, 05:26 PM
Yes, I'm using video and 8-bit is all I have right now. I'm just experimenting right now and didn't know which package to use in the future. I will try the demos of Commotion and see how it works out.

thank you

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