Commotion

Commotion

[kuh-moh-shuhn]
Commotion is a visual effects application, originally released by Puffin Designs. Puffin Designs was founded by Scott Squires (an award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic) to market Commotion.

Commotion set a very high standard for a rotoscoping application, introducing rotosplines and offering features like motion tracking and motion blurring for masks.

Puffin Designs was later acquired by Pinnacle in 2000. After another release, Pinnacle let the program languish. Pinnacle has since been acquired by Avid, who shows no signs of reviving the product.

The last release was version 4.1.

Apple Computer briefly bundled a limited version of the program with Final Cut Pro.

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