Got a video that I have to insert into a window frame of a picture.
BUT: I gotta:
1) crop, select portion of video
2) then make it into a silhouette effect...
Kinda like you see a silhouetted portion of someone moving inside the window.
Once the vid's rendered, I'll resize it to fit into window. But I gotta do this crop + silhouette thing first.
The cleanest way to do it is still roto work- draw a mask and animate to match the silhouette.
However you may still want to try playing with levels to see if you can get a clean enough image (pull color out and get black and white, mask the rest with white- this way you have the jumping man in black only) and use autotrace to get a shape.