3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2010 4:36 PM by yenaphe

    Image into footage


      Hello.  I have some footage of a woman in a car and there was supposed to be a man in the back seat, but for what ever reason that didn't happen.  My challenge is to get a picture of the man into the back seat of the car.  Does anyone know of a way of accomplishing this?


        • 1. Re: Image into footage
          Todd_Kopriva Level 8

          You're going to do a lot of rotoscoping to composite these two elements together, and you'll certainly end up doing some color correction to make the elements look like they belong together.


          It may be cheaper and easier to reshoot, depending on how realistic and precise the results must be.

          • 2. Re: Image into footage
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Acquire footage of a man. If it's on greenscreen, key it. If it's not, rotoscope it.

            Duplicate your woman layer. Then rotoscope your footage of the woman in the car so the front seat, woman, and everything that should be in front of him is on one layer.

            Place the man layer between the two woman/car layers.

            Motion track the woman/car layer and apply that data to the man layer.


            Or (better option) reshoot.

            • 3. Re: Image into footage
              yenaphe Adobe Community Professional

              Before saying as other "reshoot", I just want to warn you: if you just have a picture of the guy (I assume your picture would be of the good guy sitting in a back seat of course), and want a realistic render, don't even bother to try the rotoscoping / keying / color correction: just reshoot. If you got a video footage of the guy in the backseat of the car or on green screen but sitting in the exact position with the exact lighting, then you can try the other solutions, but you should reshoot.