I have some video blogs that I'd like to turn into CA animations. However, I don't want to have to rerecord them. Can I take the archived video footage and use it to create a CA animation, rather than using a live feed from a webcam?
You can use prerecorded footage with a player that Ch recognizes. I use ManyCam and it works fine for both video and audio.
Manycam is a very easy way to do this. The other method is to import the footage into AE, run the face tracker, then paste that face tracking data onto your puppet in CH.
Thanks for the tip about Manycam. I was just pointing a webcam at a screen and playing the video in a window (either on a separate monitor or a separate computer). It worked okay, but an all software solution is preferable.