Using stills to create simple matte painting effects for your HDSLR footage

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The 5D Mark II Team posted this tutorial from Robino Films showing how to use stills to create simple matte painting effects for your DSLR footage and we were very interested – so of course we thank them for posting and we'll share it with you.

I'm always fascinated with the BTS in the special features on Hollywood movies when they show the matte work – just amazing what can be done! So it is also cool to see how you can do it with your own HDSLR movies on your computer using Photoshop, After Effects and Cineform Neo3D FirstLight


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How to use stills to create simple matte painting effects for your DSLR footage from Robino Films on Vimeo.

Taking stills before rolling your DSLR can save you a lot of time during post production when working with shots plagued with aliasing, moire and other unwanted issues.

This tutorial demonstrates how to save a poorly lit night scene using a long exposure still with a Canon 5D.

NOTE: Other more complex examples of this technique can be seen at the end of this video.

Software used:

After Effects
Photoshop
– Cineform FirstLight



They refer to another tutorial called “Canon DSLR Footage 10-Bit Color Space Up-conversion Tutorial” so we thought we'd make it easy on you and post it as well…

Canon DSLR Footage 10-Bit Color Space Up-conversion Tutorial from Robino Films on Vimeo.

Learn how to prepare your Canon DSLR footage for editing and color correction by up-converting 8-Bit compressed colorspace clips to true 10-bit 4:2:2 or 12-bit 4:4:4.

NOTE:

This tutorial demonstrates the cleaning of one clip from beginning to end. When working on a long form project, edit your film and then work on your final clips at the end. You can use FirstLight to apply film curves while editing since it's real time and non destructive to give feel to your shots.

…and backup your original files!

Software used:

– Cineform NeoHD
– HDlink
– FirstLight
– Neat Video plugin
After Effects

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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Comments

  1. Phillip Gibb

    nice, I will certainly try this.
    I supposes that this technique is only useful in a locked off shot – maybe it could still be used if you dolly in/zoom.

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