How to create this sequence in Combustion?
by bipolardave on Jan 19, 2006 at 9:22:26 pm
Just starting out and have only recently started with videography and compositing. I have several Idiot's guides and other assorted tutorials, but nothing covers what I want to do.
Anyway, say I have two cameras filming a bicycle jump. On camera is at 45 degrees to the bike and the other closer to the front but offest to the bike (15 degrees?). Based on my limited knowledge of camera mapping, I think that this set up will work best for minimizing distortion.
Now, what I'd like to do is take a freezeframe (or super slomo, if possible) and have the camera pan 90 degrees (45 to 45) and around the front of the bike while it's in mid air. I don't need to pan up or down in the Y plan, only pivot around the bike. I'm assuming that I can mirror footage from the first two cameras and create two "faux" cameras on the opposite side.
Anyway, the whole shot might last 1 and 1/2 to two seconds. I can live with minor glitches. All that I want is a seamless take from one side to the other.
Is this something that's possible with Combustion or would I need to approach this differently? If so, can someone please point me in the direction of a tutorial or provide me with a quick workflow?
Re: How to create this sequence in Combustion? by Arturo Camacho on Jan 20, 2006 at 5:10:17 am
You'll need 4 layers, 2 with the footage you have, and 2 more with the flipped footage. After that i believe that the best thing to do would be to use the Re:Flex Morph, and morph between shots 45 to 15 to flipped 15 then to flipped 45 (if i understood that correctly). Hopefully this will give you a really smooth result.
Think i made an example using stills of a plane, that is similar to what you want over in AlexU ftp site, so you might want to check it out.
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