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Import a video for motion capture

Instead of just having a live video feed, have the ability to import pre-recorded video footage to sync motion capture to

  • scott evans
  • Feb 2 2017
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  • David Simons commented
    February 14, 2017 06:20

    Two workarounds for this in the meantime:

    1) track the video in AE using the Mask Tracker in detailed face mode; then copy & paste the keyframe data into Ch

    2) use ManyCam ( to pipe a video file into a virtual webcam

  • Kiki Prottsman commented
    August 25, 2017 07:06

    I joined specifically to upvote this :)

    I do educational recordings that can be up to an hour long and puppeteering after the fact makes my workstream really difficult.  I already go in and trim out fluff before bringing in sound...I'd love to just bring in the whole reference video and have mouth, head, and arms calculated off of it!

  • Dan LeRoy commented
    October 12, 2017 18:38

    @kiki - which solution are you voting for?  I have a big project coming up that is an hour long and I want to make sure I approach this the right way. 

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