Monday, August 09, 2010

Tutorials/Examples: Working with The Foundry's New Kronos and Camera Tracker Plug-ins

foundryThe Foundry is set to release their new plugins Kronos and Camera Tracker shortly. Here are a few new examples and tutorials to whet your appetite!

The Foundry Kronos

Retiming is useful when you have to make something fit an allotted time segment, or want to creatively move in "super slow-mo". Repeating frames results in very poor quality output with blurring and stuttering, and other motion vector techniques can be very slow to render. KRONOS produces far superior results by creating brand new frames using optical flow motion estimation, and at incredibly high speed thanks to its ability to utilise your NVidia GPU for offloading processing.

Running - Before&After - using Kronos Retiming from hausgross on Vimeo.

Dominos - Before&After - using Kronos Retiming from hausgross on Vimeo.

The Foundry Camera Tracker for After Effects

The Foundry's new camera tracker analyses source sequences to extract the original camera's lens and motion parameters, allowing you to composite 2D or 3D elements correctly with reference to the camera used to film the shot. You can now match camera moves within Adobe After Effects' 2.5D environment, opening up new, robust options for the placement of composite elements, such as the creation of Fringe / Heroes style 'in scene' titles, the virtual extension of sets and much more...

AE Camtracker - Shot Breakdown - Domino from hausgross on Vimeo.

AE Camtracker - Shot Breakdown - The Door from hausgross on Vimeo.

Camera Tracking Test from Matt Silverman on Vimeo.

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