Looking for a painting on video tutorial

I'm a new media artist and recently purchsed Corel being excited at the possibility of painting on video, however information seems to be scant and wondering if someone can point me to tutorials.Working with video in Corel is very different to working with Premiere or After Effects, the timeline is reduced to single frames. As video is 25 or 30 fps, I was expecting some kind of tweening or keyframe option?

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  • Siliconmana
    Working with video in Corel is very different to working with Premiere or After Effects

    Yah, Painter has litte to do with video software. You're supposed to be able to import .avi and .mov files, I could do this in previous versions, this no longer works for me in Windows, and the Mac version no longer support this at all afaik since the movie support is gone. Painter is digital painting software, for creating static art or designs, it has very little to no support for video, it's nothing like premiere. Painter is like Photoshop, but instead of photo manipulation, it is solely focused on creation. Whoever told you this is a program for "painting onto video" has been pulling your leg, it is in no way comparable to Premiere or After Effects.

  • I have a long time been asking Corel to upgrade "movie thing" in Painter since it is the same thing as it was 20 years ago. But nothing has happend. Still. Doing a frame by frame animation is possible or rotoscoping a small video file. Since the movie thing is totally out of date I never use it any more. I use Photoshop or Krita. Where I can do whatever I want. I also use Sketchbook Pro for overlay animations and AnimeStudio for some other things.

    There is something called Painter Courseware on animation to find on the Internet. Try that. It is OK.
  • In reply to Ganweianiex:

    If you can't paint on the files then what is the point of being able to import a video file? I dont' really know why you bother to reply to this thread.
  • In reply to Ganweianiex:

    I'm not comparing it at all, l just commented that it was a different workflow to After Effects or Premiere yet even photoshop has more capacity to create animation.
  • In reply to Harry Steele:

    Yes, that's right, rotoscoping is possible. I suppose you can C+P intermediary frames...still, it could be far more intuitive and a powerful tool. Android Jones uses it very effectively for live performance painting though his workflow is outputing live painting directly to projector rather than saving clips.
  • In reply to Harry Steele:

    And thanks Harry, that information is useful.
  • In reply to Siliconmana:

    Siliconmana
    If you can't paint on the files then what is the point of being able to import a video file?

    Painting on video has never been the point of this program, it has never been properly supported. You could never import a full video without the program crashing or acting up, I made a thread about importing video years ago. You could never import anything other than super short .avi or .mov.

    The Corel help files recommends only importing a maximum of 10 seconds or doing it frame by frame.

    "Don’t import the entire clip in Corel Painter. Instead, separate the first 10 seconds in a video-editing application and import only those frames"

    The video functionality is gone on Mac and importing in Windows doesn't even work afaik.

    Siliconmana
    it was a different workflow to After Effects or Premiere

    They're entirely different programs, they're not comparable to Painter.

     

    Siliconmana
    even photoshop has more capacity to create animation.

    Awesome, so use Photoshop then. Painter has never promoted itself as animation or video software, Corel has no obligation to support video in Painter.

    Siliconmana
    I dont' really know why you bother to reply to this thread.

    You're so welcome pumpkin, I gave you an honest answer, you didn't like it. Thanks for stepping by the forum, don't let the door hit you on your way out.

  • In reply to Ganweianiex:

    Ganweianiex wrote: "The video functionality is gone on Mac and importing in Windows doesn't even work afaik."

    I agree, there is no point in comparing Painter old "move thing" to other software. Still, there is a movie function and earlier versions of Painter there was some words about it. Like the Academic Courseware in Painter 9. And just letting it go from Mac...? Corel is just...well... :(

    I can import video in Painter 2016 on my Windows 10 computer. I just have to convert the video to the right avi file type. Uncompressed. I use the RAD video tool to do that conversion. 15 seconds is about 1 GB uncompressed avi file. So, the video does not have to be too big. I also mean not to many frames at the same time.15 seconds at 24 frames per second is enough, it is 360 frames...rotoscoping is a really boring thing to do and 15 seconds takes some hours, like 5-6 hours to do, maybe. more..!

    Painter can handle 15 seconds and export it back. No problems.

     It is a pity there is no way to export transparent png layers from Painter after rotoscoping, like I can do in Photoshop. That is why I do not use Painter for animation or video...

  • In reply to Ganweianiex:

    I've only made two posts on this forum, and you've made useless replies to both. I didn't see your name on ownership of this forum and you're replying to this thread with abuse. 'Don't hit your head on the way out'? For real? I think perhaps you need to get a life and please, don't bother answering my threads again. You have been reported.