[Solved] Are Tiff layers recognised by Cinelerra and is compressed 32 bit float better than uncompressed 16 bit?
I tested some Tiff images with saved layers (from Darktable) in Cinelerra and so far it seems to only recognize the flattened image. Is there a way to separate the layers? If not, does Cinelerra offer parametric masking along with the chromakey?
I edited a large sequence of images that will be imported via a list, and did extensive work with parametric masks. I wanted to have the option of a darker blurred backgound or furthur compositing with chromakey.
In case I wanted to furthur edit the sequences in Natron or Blender, for this or future projects, is compressed (compression level of 5 which I believe is mid-level) & type is: deflate with predictor)) 32 bit float preferred over uncompressed 16 bit? I will be working in RGBA float project.
I don't think CinGG supports graphical layers, but I've never actually tested it. Maybe Andrew, looking at the code, could find out.
For Mask tool, I don't really understand what you want to do.
CinGG internally works in 32-bit Float, so I think that is the best setting.
Thanks @blueskies3 for your files.
Like @phylsmith2004 I downloaded your files and put them in a demo Project.
You can download that demo project from:
In that project you can see three Video tracks.
From bottom to top there are: "V1_Mask_BW" (Black and White), "V1_BKG" (BacKGround), and "V1" (the Main track).
On the "V1_Mask_BW", the Blur effect can be useful to blur the edges of the mask (when the colour change from black to white).
Keep in mind that Blur effect uses pixel values so, if you, like me, use Proxy with "Rescaled to project size" unchecked, you have to do a little workaround.
I inserted Invert Video effect to invert the mask: black become white and white become black.
The output doesn't look very good to me but you can tell if it can be useful to you or not.