We have all seen great footage that was shot using action cameras, like a GoPro. Although the angle and the moment are unique and exciting, the frame distorted due to the fish eye lenses. In this movie, author Eran Stern will demonstrate how to use BCC’s Lens Correction to fix the lens distortion in the footage.
- [Voiceover] So, instead of using the built-in Lens Distortion effect, which works fine, but very slow to render, I'm going to rely on a third party solution, from Boris FX, and I'm going to search for the bcc lens, and this should be enough in order to isolate the BCC Lens Correction. So, I'm going to apply it to the second clip that we have here with the Fish Eye Distortion. So, first let's just see it. That's going to dismiss the in and out above the previous one.
Select this guy. Once again, Marquee Arrange above it. And here we can see the famous Fish Eye Lens Distortion which is so familiar for everyone who uses the GoPro cameras. So once again, in order to compensate for this, I'm going to drag and drop the BCC Lens Correction this time and already we can see that it attempts to correct the frame. Now, let's just give it a try, and I'm just going to press spacebar. Although we have a red bar over here, we can see that Premiere is more than happy to play the result.
And of course you have extra controls here, so if you want to hide this thing, which is, I think, part of the cable railway car, you can add some additional Scale to the shot. So something like this, until you are satisfied from what you are seeing. And by the way, if the image becomes a little bit softer, you can try to use another BCC effect, which is Magic Sharp, and you can find it also under the Image Restoration category.
Let's just drag and drop this effect under the previous one, and here you can control the amount of Sharpen that you want to apply, as well as the Threshold and the Radius, but I found out that the default settings usually works pretty good. So this is the result of those two effects in action. So a reduction in the final quality is expected, but I think that all in all, we've managed to create something which works better and once again, time is money here, and the fact that we can play these in real-time, means that if I have a movie or a timeline full with those GoPro cameras, or something else with the Fish Eye Distortion, I'm probably going to rely mostly on a real-time effect, such as the BCC Lens Correction one, instead of the built-in Lens Distortion.
- Fixing white balance problems
- Stabilizing shaky shots
- Fixing bad pixels
- Handling noise, grain, and banding
- Minimizing flicker and exposure issues
- Removing camera flashes
- Fixing skin problems
- Relighting a shot
- Performing lens corrections
- Fixing audio in post