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Francisco Lamarosa
Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:00:57 am
Last Edited By Francisco Lamarosa on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:15:08 am

Hey there guys,

I began to work on a short video wherein one of the scenes the room is on fire.

You can see what I've got so far here:


I've used a tripod but am now facing a more challenging shot where the camera is panning upwards. Because of this, there's a lack of tracking points and I'm not sure how to get around it.

Here's a sample of the shot I'm trying to track:


Any help will be very welcome!

Thnaks

cinematography, lighting and editing. That's my liking.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 1:13:44 pm

Like you said, there's nothing to track! This is a job for hand work. It won't be fun.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Francisco Lamarosa
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 2:23:50 pm

Yeah, I was assuming so. Thought maybe someone would know a way to make it easier­čś¬

cinematography, lighting and editing. That's my liking.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 3:01:24 pm

Here's a low-probability-of-success suggestion: try tracking it in Mocha. It MIGHT work. Definitely no guarantees.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Francisco Lamarosa
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 4:50:53 pm

Thank you, Dave.

I've tried it before to no avail. Luckily, since it was shot in my flat, I managed to reshoot the scene and hopefully will get it this time.

cinematography, lighting and editing. That's my liking.


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Richard Garabedain
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 6:39:53 pm

could you track the foreground...with a null and camera setup and move the fire layer in 3d space until it looked all right.


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Mark Whitney
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 4:38:50 pm

There was a very old Mocha tutorial on doing something very similar to this but with building where the camera tracked or tilted vertically and no one section was in frame the entire time. Look for videos on unlinked tracking perhaps.


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Francisco Lamarosa
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jun 30, 2017 at 4:54:18 pm

Thanks, Mark. I've reshot the scene using a tripod and because I'm shooting with the raw option from Magic Lantern, I'm planning to scale the footage and create the panning movement in post.

I'll definitely look into that!

cinematography, lighting and editing. That's my liking.


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Mark Whitney
Re: Motion tracking a panning shot of a close-up
on Jul 1, 2017 at 4:03:53 am

Well, if given the luxury of reshooting, definitely take advantage.


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