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  • Is Commotion Still Available?

    Posted by Chris Dalrymple on April 1, 2005 at 1:32 am

    A friend wanted to mask a talking head out of one background and into another in Premiere. I recommended Commotion which I got in DV form with Final Cut Pro 1.25. However I can’t find it on Pinnacle’s website but do see it at different prices from different vendors. Has Pinnacle stopped making it? Is there another solution as easy as rotosplining?

    J Bills replied 19 years ago 7 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Matt Silverman

    April 1, 2005 at 2:09 am

    Commotion is dead. The two apps to look at as a replacement are Curious gFx and Silhoutte Roto (no paint).


  • Alan Lacey

    April 5, 2005 at 7:59 pm

    I saw recently an ebay Comm4 pro. 5hrs to go

  • Chris Dalrymple

    April 5, 2005 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks loads.

  • John Cairns

    April 7, 2005 at 8:46 pm
  • Matt Silverman

    April 7, 2005 at 9:00 pm

    It’s not “alive”… they just happen to still “try” to sell it. They are also selling my Commotion VHS tapes which were updated to DVD three years ago… they sell VHS for $279 “on sale”, which brand new DVD’s at Toolfarm are $99.


  • Colin

    April 14, 2005 at 11:22 pm

    Actually… Toolfarm has the last remaining copy of Commotion Pro 4 (Mac/Win)
    I bought it from another reseller knowing i could find a buyer since i get the request often.

    Contact me if you’re interested.


  • Joslyn

    May 11, 2005 at 4:44 pm

    ok, i’m looking to get involved w/ rotoscoping in w/in the next few months so i’m ready to purchase. which is the best rotoscoping app to get between curious gfx and silhoutte roto? thanks a bunch!

  • J Bills

    May 12, 2005 at 11:03 am

    Depends on what you would like to do.

    Roto can be defined as just cutting mattes with shapes to define an alpha channel, or it could also mean frame by frame painting. Silhouette has better masking tools, and directly exports to all of the compositors. gFx does raster paint as well, and still has better than avg mask tools.

    but there are others, like After Effects and Combustion, that do both and much more.

    what method were you most interested in? and what are you hoping to do eventually, once you have roto under control?

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