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Ian Williams
Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 9:13:06 am

Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?

We are working on a film, and it would be nice to have credits where for each actor there would be a very short clip from the film, then the last frame turns into a drawing. Something like the end credits of Sherlock Holmes, although I'm sure it would be hard to do something of this quality:







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Dave Davin
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 9:22:18 am

Hi Ian

You could try using Red Giants Toonit plugin. Won't have the same effect as above but might get you close enough depending on what you are trying to achieve.

Dave

Dave Davin
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RAIC Productions
http://www.raicproductions.com


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Ian Williams
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 9:58:32 am

Looks good, although expensive (the film is independant, and made on a shoestring). Anyone know of any others? Also, I have After Effects - is there anything in that?


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Andrew Rendell
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:56:03 pm

I'd export a still of the appropriate frame then open that in Photoshop (or Gimp or whatever photo editing software you've got) and use the "artistic" filters in that to get the look (and probably a couple of versions so that you can dissolve between them for a bit of an animated/drawing in progress feel). Then import back into FCP...


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Ian Williams
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:58:55 pm

Yeah, I was just trying that now. Just created several pictures with stronger settings each time. Works quite well. Thanks!


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Mark Suszko
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 2:41:58 pm

I have an older, free copy of Synthetik Studio Artist that can do this wonderfully, with stills or video.


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Bernard Newnham
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 2:49:50 pm

I just tried out the Toonit plugin. It took 3 minutes to render a 1 second clip on my reasonably fast machine. Looks pretty good, but as it costs $399 I probably won't be buying it. The Photoshop idea seems the sensible way to go.

bernie


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Mark Suszko
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 3:42:38 pm

Bernard, you can record your actions as you apply the filters that get the effect you like, save the action, and apply it as a batch action to an entire folder of stills to treat whole video sections that way.


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Bret Williams
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 3:12:05 pm

After Effects Cartoon filter does exactly what you want. Or pretty close.


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Shane Ross
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 4:59:48 pm

Look at the GRAPHIC NOVEL LOOK from sheffieldsoftworks.com:

http://sheffieldsoftworks.com/looks/gnl/index.html

These are samples of what you can do:






And this is cheap...like $50 or $80. Not sure which...been a while since I bought it.

Shane

GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it.
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: Is there an FCP plugin out there which can change a video still to a drawing?
on Mar 15, 2011 at 4:21:50 pm

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but there's this tutorial from Creative Cow: http://library.creativecow.net/mize_rob/AE-Sketching/1 (After Effects)

I didn't see a similar one for Motion, but I think this could be adapted for Photoshop (CSx Extended) or Motion, too.

This one looks a bit more comprehensive, but, again, for AE (not sure if you have AE):

http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/motion-graphics/discover-how-to-recreate-t... - note: the sample is the 1st video and the 2nd is the actual tut.

Jonathan Ziegler
http://www.electrictiger.com/
520-360-8293


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