on Jan 29, 2019 at 3:59:37 pm Last Edited By Charlie Herrick on Jan 29, 2019 at 8:03:54 pm
I am trying to color grade skintone in DaVincia Resolve, but finding the options for masking certain areas—power windows in combination with HSL qualifications—don't always give me as accurate results as I'd like.
So I figured I'd use the Rotobrush in AE to create an alpha matte and import that into Resolve.
But I'm finding it's automatic detection isn't always accurate, and often picks up areas—particularly low-contrast with similar hue—that I don't want.
I'd like to be able to get more accurate results, and be able to have more manual control over my masks.
If anyone knows of any good tutorials or tips please send them my way!
UPDATE: I've gotten a bit better using the Rotobrush and gotten satisfactory results.. but DAMN it took a long time--I spent about 4 hours on a 10 second clip (granted I had to redo some of it) but still...
I'm biased (as I work for Boris FX), but I suggest using Mocha for rotoscoping. It's designed specifically for this kind of work.
If you are using After Effects, Mocha AE is built into the software under "Track in Mocha" in the animation menu. Here's an example on how to use the software for roto, but there are many tutorials out there: