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Soccer field cropped

I would like to record the indoor soccer games without having to do post-editing if possible. One camera cannot capture the entire field and goals on each side are cropped as you can see above.

If I use two cameras (each one recording half of the field), would it be possible to stitch those videos into one that covers the entire field?

Also, any other ideas that would allow recording the entire field with one camera and without a cameraperson would be appreciated.

Thanks...

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  • Did a GoPro solve your problem?
    – Crashalot
    Oct 15 '16 at 5:47
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If you are looking to NOT do any post editing. And be able to see the whole field with one camera.

I would suggest the gopro. A bit of a fishbowl effect, but it can work

You can see how it would look like, here is a school baseball game:

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Yes, that is what's called compositing. You can do what you want in any NLE; Premiere, Final Cut X, Lightworks, Media Composer, Vegas, just to name a few. You could also do it in a compositing tool like After Effects or Nuke, but I would stick with a standard NLE for so simple a task.

If you want to do the task live, you could look into a capture card like the Blackmagic Intensity and software like Open Broadcaster Software. Those will allow you to connect your camera to a computer through HDMI and do the compositing live.

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  • You can make a project that has double width, then composite the images next to each other. The process should be the same, just with minimal overlap. You could also use something like After Effects and actually pan around within the larger stitched video. Jan 30 '15 at 4:10
  • Capturing the video on dropcam, it records directly into the cloud. Talked to an OBS person, he said it would be difficult to feed the videos to OBS(need a plugin) and the quality may not be great. Would Blackmagic allow live compositing from two ip cameras? Thanks for your time.
    – Alper
    Jan 30 '15 at 4:51
  • The Blackmagic Intensity will allow you to take an HDMI feed into your computer. This will work as long as your cameras have an HDMI out feed, most do. Jan 30 '15 at 15:25
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    @Alper Sorry KC, but this task isn't simple, because of the lens distortion. You can't correct it in Premiere or Final Cut, afaik there are no plugins to do that. I'm just looking for a good 3 camera solution too - see this question: video.stackexchange.com/questions/14600/… maybe the answers help you.
    – p2or
    Jan 30 '15 at 16:12
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    To stitch it correctly, you have to remove it whether it is significant or not. Besides: In this case it will be significant, because of a maximum focal length of 24.
    – p2or
    Jan 30 '15 at 19:06

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