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Fixing Problems (116 Tutorials)

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

February 4, 2014

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

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CoreMelt SliceX Powered by mocha for FCPX Tutorials

August 26, 2013

We’ve compiled a bunch of SliceX powered by mocha,  tutorials for your learning convenience.  These tutorials will show you how use SliceX with any effect, cut  holes in masks, combine tracking and keyframing and how to combine tracking with stabilization.

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Tutorial: How to Get Better Control of Warp Stabilization

July 2, 2013

Jorrit Schulte of AETuts+ explains how to convert stabilization from the Warp Stabilizer to regular After Effects keyframes. His technique will work for the position, scale, rotation, and perspective methods. Learn how to manipulate the keyframe data to achieve better results.

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Tutorial: Set Up a Wide Angle Point of View Mirror Effect

June 28, 2013

Michal Fibek for AETuts+ shows you a cool trick for creating a POV Mirror Effect with After Effects and mocha. Hint: You’ll need newspapers and masking tape!

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Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

May 7, 2013

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.

Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions – quick, easy, and versatile.

Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

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Digitally Iron Clothing in After Effects with Boris Continuum SmoothTone

February 27, 2013

Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm takes you through a unique use of the Boris Continuum Complete BCC SmoothTone filter for Adobe After Effects, which is made for smoothing skin. She walks you step-by-step through how to make a wrinkled shirt appear smoother, while retaining the sharpness in other details. The tutorial explains PixelChooser.

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In Depth: Motion Stabilization Options, Part 2 of 2

January 31, 2013

Sometimes using a tripod is not an option and you’re forced to shoot hand-held. Maybe you’re shooting in an amusement park, botanical gardens, or a concert and tripods are not allowed in. Unless you have the ability to stand perfectly still, you will likely need to stabilize the footage in postproduction. Motion stabilization is used to smooth footage and remove camera shake.

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In Depth: Motion Stabilization Options, Part 1 of 2

January 24, 2013

Sometimes using a tripod is not an option and you’re forced to shoot hand-held. Maybe you’re shooting in an amusement park, botanical gardens, or a concert and tripods are not allowed in. Unless you have the ability to stand perfectly still, you will likely need to stabilize the footage in postproduction. Motion stabilization is used to smooth footage and remove camera shake.

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In Depth: Noise and Grain Plug-ins for After Effects, Final Cut and Other NLEs, Part 2 of 2

January 10, 2013

Here is the rundown of noise and grain reduction plug-ins on the market for After Effects and other NLE’s, rated on speed, accuracy and quality, and ROI.

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In Depth: Noise/Grain Plug-ins for After Effects, Final Cut and Other NLEs, Part 1 of 2

January 3, 2013

Here’s the rundown of noise and grain reduction plug-ins on the market for After Effects and other NLE’s, rated on speed, accuracy and quality, as well as return on investment. This article will focus mostly on grain and noise reduction but also touch upon matching and adding grain and noise.

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Imagineer mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 Lens Distortion Tips, Calibration Clips, Using Grids

Imagineer mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 Lens Distortion Tips, Calibration Clips, Using Grids

November 15, 2012

Martin Brennand takes you through how to calibrate a lens with the mocha Lens Module and use it with the new mocha Lens plug-in supported with mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 – Also covered- using a calibration clip when you do not have enough information in your shot to define the warp of the lens.

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