OK, our very own Kevin Monahan hinted at "the future," in a previous thread, but maybe this adds some background: http://adobe.ly/10dWwbg
Admittedly, this little AdobeTV video revolves around After Effects, BUT Rotoscoping can be an integral part of Video editing, and Premiere Pro. It often involved work in Photoshop also. Looks like things just got easier.
Here, I thought that the AE CS 6 RotoBrush was neat.
I could not agree more. I was astounded. I know that you dropped a hint, with the screen-cap, but to see it in motion is amazing.
I wonder if parts of that technology will also make its way into Photoshop? It's masking techniques have improved over the decades, but hair, as per that example, still require some hand-work.
I'm beginning to believe that I retired too early.
I had not planned on upgrading beyond CS 6, but now I doubt that I can resist. Maybe CS 17 (see The Video Lounge) will be my last?
Question: is it too early to ask if this new technology will require some major GPU upgrade, over CS 6? If you cannot comment, we all understand.
You are correct. Edge Detection was a quantum step forward, but it's often "fooled," if one does not have almost perfect contrast (such as the model with fur-trimmed hat, agains a well-lit white background). With that example, one could probably just have easily used Channels to get an almost perfect Mask.
The AE example involves a busy background, and while there is some contrast, it is less that perfect, however the Mask appears to be nearly so.
Regardless, you, and the AdobeTV piece, have generated interest with me. As far as my upgrading again, I must learn to "never say never." Guess that Adobe will just keep getting my $...
Thank you as always. Yes, there IS contrast between the AdobeTV AE subject, but not nearly so much as the Edge Detection example, that Kevin noted. Edge Detection DOES work very well, depending on the Image, upon which it is used. The AE example seems to improve upon that, but then I could be wrong.
My question is this: Being April Fool's Day, just how much of this should be believed? It should be possible, but is it real yet? How far in the future are we talking about? CS7 or CS17?
I know this video was posted before today, but the question remains...
It pays to be skeptical, but in this case, I think that it IS real, or I was suckered in, and Kevin set it up, several days in advance. While possible, that seems somewhat unlikely, but then I have been suckered before.
Chris makes it sound like he wants to say it is in CS7 but can't.
You know how it goes. Those who know can't say and those who say can't know. That is the Adobe beta testing rules in a nutshell.
Thank you for that link. I had not seen Todd's post.
As mentioned, this IS an AE feature, but as so many PrPro users do use Rotoscoping, I thought that direction to that info would benefit many editors, who do not always, and initially think of AE. With that new feature, perhaps they WILL think of it earlier?