Create animated wide-lens camera with distortion in AE

Hi everybody

I have a shot, actually a long pan of a landscape (horizontal rotation) with a wide-lens that has distortion on the sides (10mm lens).
Now the sky has to be replaced with nice stars.
The speed of the objects left and right is “quicker” than those in the middle because of the distortion.
I tried several things but I cannot achieve a good result.
(Ray tracing in AE is awful slow, I tried all sorts of lens distortion plugins as well as mochas lens and camera solve)

Anybody with an idea how to get this solved?

Thanks.

Regards,
Uli

After Effects CC
Mocha pro
OSX 10.7.5
8-core
20 GB RAM

Hi Uli,

Yes, there should be, but I am travelling right at the moment and not sure what internet will look like at IBC. You can email me for our ftp info.

Cheers,
Mary

You’ll need to solve for the lens and track it in parts, and separate out layers in parts to achieve the proper parallax. Without seeing the shot, its difficult to know exactly what the issue is.

Cheers,
Mary

Hi Mary

I will send you an email with an attached small video (h264, low quality)

Many thanks for your help! (Sorry that it’s during IBC)

Regards,
Uli

Hi Mary

Thanks for your reply.
Is there a way to upload a bit of the shot?
That would be the best to discuss the problem I have.

Regards,
Uli