Hi! My name’s Adam Abrahamsson! I’m interested in doing visual effects and have done quite a lot of motion tracking! This has led to me think, why don’t we just track the camera motion directly on set, instead of doing it in post? It’s just an idea that popped into my head the other day. Being able to grab the movements from the actual camera would mean:
- No manual motion tracking needed.
- Possibility to have the camera movement from shots that otherwise would be very hard to track. (Eg. Blurry footage, a sky/sea, a shot during the night.)
Of course a lot of times it’s works just fine to use motion tracking but this might not be necessary, and it isn’t perfect! (Even though you can get great results!)
How is this made possible?
I’m by no means knowledgeable in this subject, that’s one reason I’m turning to you guys!
I figured there are two things that somehow needs to be measured: The rotation of the camera (Might use an accelerometer) And the “movement” (X,Y,Z) of the camera. (This I don’t know how to measure)
Modern smartphones might have everything needed to be able to measure the camera’s movement! It would be great to create a solution for this as I believe it would be a advancement in the realm of motion tracking!
Note that this is just an idea and I might demonstrate my lack of knowledge here, I just want to know the possibilities! What do you think? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to precisely record the movements of the camera?! Please share your thoughts!