Saturday, February 21, 2015

How to remove a boom pole from a shot [Part 2/2 - Handheld shots]

So in the previous video/post we talked about removing a boom pole from a static shot. What if the shot moves? It’s slightly more complicated but otherwise the exact same as removing it from a static shot albeit with an extra step.

Watch the video to see the process step-by-step, and if you haven’t read the previous post or seen the video about how to remove a boom from a static shot, you can check it out here.

So we need to acquire a clean plate just like before, but this time we’re gonna do the extra step: motion tracking.

We need to track the motion of the shot using the AE Built-in tracker, so we can apply it to the clean plate. This is so that the clean plate moves along with the shot.

After applying the the tracking data to the clean plate, it’s the same process as before, keyframe the mask.

Finally, to hide some shady edges due to the frame moving about, we can easily hide it by increasing the video clip’s size, essentially cropping out the problematic edges.

And that, is how you digitally get rid of a boompole from your shot.

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