Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Simulating depth-of-field focus, part of Screen Replacement with After Effects and mocha AE.
…Okay, problem number one with this composite.…My brand new control panel screen is very sharp.…However, the original laptop screen was very out of focus.…I'm going to go ahead and zoom in, just so you can see this in more detail.…Give myself a little bit more real estate. See what's going on.…I need to blur this screen to match the blur of the original shot.…But there's something…else going on.…
You'll notice that the blur in this lower…right corner, which is closer to the camera, is…less than the amount of blur in this upper…left corner, which is further away from the camera.…What I'd really like to do is vary the amount…of blur across my new screen to match the old screen.…Well, there's a trick you can use to do that.…First off, let's blur this screen.…I'm going to apply Effect > Blur & Sharpen…> Camera Lens Blur.…Please don't use the old Compound Blur, it's a very ugly looking blur.…Camera Lens Blur is better at recreating the…normal effects of an actual camera, and we…want a realistic composite so let's go ahead…
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- Tracking in mocha AE
- Corner pinning in After Effects
- Rotoscoping with Roto Brush and Refine Edge
- Matching color and depth of field
- Reversible stabilization with Warp Stabilizer VFX