Remove a zoom from raw footage
by Ellie Kaye on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:27:29 am
Just being hopeful here. I am editing some footage that I did not shoot. The camera person is zooming out the whole time on the action of the scene (and the camera is not on a tripod). Is there any way in after effects I can stop the zooming, yet still keep the action intact? I am also going to need to stabilize the video too.
Re: Remove a zoom from raw footage by John Cuevas on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:25:46 pm
If it's not a lot of zoom, you could counter it by scaling the video up as the camera zooms out. If it's a lot of zoom, most likely you will start to lose resolution proportionally as you scale the shot up.
You could try using Mocha or AE motion tracker to track the shot, but if you are new to AE, you are going to want to check out some tutorials first on how to use both of those tools.
Johnny Cuevas, Editor
"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.