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What Kim Burgaard said is very true. The vocalist has a lot of control over how their voice is recorded. As I'm a much inferior vocalist to those I record, it can be difficult teaching them this technique, as you just want to get a good take. So what I end up doing is have the vocalist scream. Well, I ask them to warm up and hit the loudest levels they can. ...


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I would suggest as a starting point to use Corner Pin Tracking, found on the tracking panel of AE. Track each side of the sunglasses separately and when done, you should have two solids that move with the area of the glasses. Add a mask to each one, and rotoscope the actual shape of the glasses. I think this would be easier than rotoscoping from scratch. ...


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When tracking there are two (main things) that you need to be concerned with in tracking. While there are many variables that need to be taken into account, when shooting there are two things that you should keep in mind. First off, contrast, 99% of all tracking software uses contrast in the luminance channel (brightness) to determine a point and where it ...


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Sounds like you need to track the camera in 3D. If you're using CS6 then the best thing for tracking the camera in 3D is the 3D camera tracker (who'da thunk it). To fire it up Choose Animation > Track Camera, or choose Track Camera from the layer context menu, or choose Effect > Perspective > 3D Camera Tracker, or (because there's always 3 ways to ...


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I found a tutorial which uses Mocha for After Effects to accomplish my task exactly. Here is the link to the tutorial: http://www.imagineersystems.com/videos/mocha-ae-paste-mocha-shapes-to-after-effects-mask-channel/view


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Singing with an microphone, both live and recorded, can be improved with a little technique. Compression cannot compensate for clipping and, as you point out, some singers have an incredible dynamic range. If you look closely at vocalists who regularly perform with microphones, you will notice they either move the microphone or the head to increase the ...



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