I've been looking everywhere to try to figure this out. I am trying to figure out how to make a video transition where the background changes before everything else. Is this just done with a mask?


  • Yes. It's a very fast transition so depending on the footage you can also try using a luma key or some kind of color key for a rough matte. Your favorite software package is?
    – p2or
    Jun 14, 2016 at 18:54

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According to the comments on that page, it is rotoscoped - which is (from Wikipedia)

the technique of manually creating a matte for an element on a live-action plate so it may be composited over another background.

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