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#1 Jed Shepherd

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 06:24 AM

When using a motion control rig. Is it possible to import the camera move data into a 3d program to use for matchmoving?
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#2 Chris Millar

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:58 PM

I know for sure its possible with the supertechno technodolly - most other systems will have some form of it also, it really makes the system that much useful, and if you're capable of building a rig that can be programmed in a 3D program pre-vis or at least keyframe type process then getting an output like you're wanting is probably trivial (although time consuming I'm sure :lol:)

Anyways with the technodolly both the programmed move and also the option of a real time output from the encoders (the data is translated into the the spatial/coordinate system of the camera also, which makes things easier) - even when you are running it in manual/free mode ...

Its no longer matchmoving - it is the actual camera data

Edited by Chris Millar, 15 December 2010 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:51 PM

Cool. I was just talking to someone about motion control rigs the other day and thought i might ask if the data could be retrieved.
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:15 PM

What is nice about some systems is that the initial move can be completely manual, or programmed and manually overridden (the head for instance) - and then the data taken from that pass and applied to further takes ...

If you wanted to comp plates and one was tracking something unpredictable - animals, children, action sequences etc... - you'd run that pass first ...
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