Rotoscoping

The practice of using frames of live footage as reference for painting animated sequences. Today, the meaning has extended to cover a whole range of manual retouching techniques. While the painting will always depend on the skill of the artist, modern graphics equipment integrated with a video disk or RAM store makes rotoscoping, or any graphical treatment of video frames, relatively quick and easy. This has led to many new designs and looks appearing on television as well as more mundane practices such as image repair.