Not a programmer. Just talking to some locals here about a project, and trying to get some broader perspective on how involved it would be to create software to automate the process of personalizing videos.
More or less what JibJab does. Not looking to compete or anything. I'm a videographer looking for a fun and interesting way to share my vids via social media. I know how to use After Effects or other tools to do this, but looking to have end users just upload their photos, do some basic sizing adjustments, and press go... and have the system do the rest where their face picture follows the preset motion tracking I've programmed in for the video. Basically, they get their faces on top of my video doing a goofy bobble-head cartoon thing.
A couple local guys have mentioned using Rails as their overall framework, so thought I'd ask here to try and get some general sense of the scope of the project.