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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:41 AM

Does anyone ever do Y axis stabilizing in TK. We had some camera car mounted shots and there were some minor bumps in the road - do I have to book flame time or can I do it in TK

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#2 Kai.w

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:28 AM

Does anyone ever do Y axis stabilizing in TK. We had some camera car mounted shots and there were some minor bumps in the road - do I have to book flame time or can I do it in TK

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I doubt you can do it in TK though not certain.... In any case depending on how many shots you have and on how long they are I seriously wonder whether booking a flame is necessary. You can do this in most desktop compositing software just fine (combustion actually has the flame tracker)... if its just a few short shots i would not bother spending that money for a flame session (where it definately would be faster, mainly for the fast disk arrays...) unless the postproduction pipeline of the project makes a transfer to / from the desktop more complicated than just booking the flame...


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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:35 AM

I doubt you can do it in TK though not certain.... In any case depending on how many shots you have and on how long they are I seriously wonder whether booking a flame is necessary. You can do this in most desktop compositing software just fine (combustion actually has the flame tracker)... if its just a few short shots i would not bother spending that money for a flame session (where it definately would be faster, mainly for the fast disk arrays...) unless the postproduction pipeline of the project makes a transfer to / from the desktop more complicated than just booking the flame...
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Hi,

You can download After Effects demo free for 28 days, should do the trick! Ask your telecine operator because if they could do it in TK Live then it would be much better quality than stabilizing later. The image always gets softer when done later in post.

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#4 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:53 AM

The pipeline means it would be easier to do it in TK. Does anyone know if Da Vinci has tracking and stabilizing.

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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:43 AM

I've never heard of doing image stabilization to a bumpy shot in a telecine. Stuff like that usually has to be rendered. The DaVinci is a real-time device.
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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:06 AM

Hi,

I guess you could define each frame as a separate grade and have it assemble it onto the VT...

But no, seriously, there's a million ways to do this, many of which are very cheap.

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#7 Keith Mottram

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:58 AM

there are no TK systems with tracking software- there is a multitude of choises inc. AE, discreet, shake or specialist software such as boujou or ptrack. The best thing to do is grade it, get the posthouse to export it as dpx files and then stabilise (unless the grade will ruin the track, in which case stabilise then grade your data output). Different software will give you different results and depending on motion blur you might find full stabilisation will look jarring. This is a problem that can be either very simple or complicated depending on the way the footage is shot.

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