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Davinci Resolve lite is free, and it contains an excellent motion tracker. By combining the motion tracker with a power window, and adding a color correction (to darken everything outside of the power window), you should be able to achieve the results you're after very quickly. For tutorials on Davinci Resolve, search youtube for Alexis Van Hurkman. He ...


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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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Select your camera, locators (if exported), and anything else from Nuke. Group them all together with ctrl+g and modify that group as a whole. You can scale uniformly (but not independent axes), rotate, and translate. Often one trick is to snap the pivot point of the group to a specific reference point (hold down d and v then drag to the reference point, ...


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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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Unfortunately, this requires motion tracking and there isn't much out there that can handle it for free. (As Jason Conrad pointed out, DaVinci Resolve Lite can.) Motion tracking is pretty elaborate because it has to use complex computer vision systems to identify objects within the image and track where they move from frame to frame. After Effects is ...


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I agree with the two previous answers: You'll need paid motion-tracking software such as After Effects. I wanted to add that in addition to tracking the X-Y position in the frame, you will most likely need to track the "rotation" of the 2 eyes as well. That is, a horizontal rectangular mask will work for the eyes of a person facing forward with his/her ...


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You can use Lightworks (multi-plattform) for that or alternatively iMovie. Both offer either masking and or cropping. One of the most basic features in a video editor. Just watch one of the dozens of beginner tutorials for the tool that fits you the most. When you go with the cropping approach you just duplicate the video layer and crop each layer down to ...


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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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