Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a solve method, part of After Effects Guru: Tracking and Stabilizing Footage.
…Besides telling it what type of lens you're shooting,…if you could let After Effects know a little bit more about the scene that…you're shooting, it could do a better job.…Let's twirl this down, and double-click on the 3D Camera Tracker.…The advanced section contains lots of…information that helps the effect be more accurate.…You'll notice here, that we have a solve method.…Normally, most folks just leave this on auto-detect.…Auto-detect lets After Effects analyze this scene and attempt to guess.…Now, computers are pretty good at making guesses, but…your eyes are far more accurate.…
So, if you could just look at the scene and…determine what was going on, you can make After Effects run a bit more smoothly.…A typical scene is generally one that has a little bit of depth.…There's not a lot of rotation, but…the camera might move side to side, and a little bit of twist.…This is what's most commonly used for hand held cameras, or steady cams.…On the other hand, if you are using something that is more of a dolly, and…
- Analyzing footage
- Using the 3D camera tracker to stabilize footage
- Choosing and moving a target
- Adding 3D text to a scene
- Tracking an object
- Applying the Warp Stabilizer VFX
- Choosing a stabilization method
- Reducing rolling shutter distortion
- Matching movement
Skill Level Intermediate
Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footagewith Ian Robinson2h 46m Intermediate
VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Facewith Lee Lanier2h 42m Intermediate
After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timelinewith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
1. Using the 3D Camera Tracker
2. Working with Targets
3. Camera Tracker in Action
4. Working with Warp Stabilizer VFX
5. Refining the Warp Stabilizer VFX
6. Using Advanced Options
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