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By Jeff Mottle

Using Fusion to Clean Up Aerial Shots

From the team at DBOX the launch of a new YouTube channel called DBOX DIALOG.  Their first video was just published and is an in-depth look into using fusion to clean up aerial shots. The video also covers techniques that allow for easy retouching & overlays onto any type of moving clip.

This is aimed at people who actively work on shots integrating CG into real footage. No advanced knowledge of Fusion is required, but some awareness of compositing is essential.

The material has been broken up into chapters to aid in coming back to reference it.

1) What we are doing, why, and who are you [00:00]
2) Initial max file setup [01:47]
3) Importing to fusion and file prep [04:27]
4) Projection & rendering & re-projection & rendering again [08:32]
5) Quick summary and clone stamping some footage [16:20]
6) Adding clips & fixing a shake [18:57]
7) Setting up for crane removal [22:39]
8) Using max to build some new geometry [28:24]
9) Complex surface projection setup & rendering [32:47]
10) Complex surface re-projection & rendering [42:20]
11a) Setting up a cache [46:33]
11) Freezing time, tracking, and masks. [48:37]
12) Wrapping up ‘crane top’ [1:01:17]
13) A full summary of the final shot file [1:03:00]
14) Organisation recap & adding new projections [1:23:19]
15) Fix your track, and why I should have done that [1:25:07]
16) Closing thoughts & thanks [1:28:08]
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From the team at DBOX the launch of a new YouTube channel called DBOX DIALOG. Their first video was just published and is an in-depth look into using fusion to clean up aerial shots.

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Jeff Mottle

Founder at CGarchitect

placeCalgary, CA