Mocha Ae 4.0.3
Hi, I find it much more efficient to first stabilize my footage, compositing it, and only then reintroduce the motion. I want to improve my workflow so please follow along with me.
I have a Main comp this way:
Layer 1 - Stablized precomp (applied with the corner pin data push surface to corners to reintroduce the motion)
Layer 2 - Original footage
in my stablized precomp I have all the composited elements but essentially this:
Layer 1 - my composited screen set with CC Power pin to be applied on the screen
Bottom Layer - the Original footage set as a guide layer applied with invert corner pin data
now in my stabilized precomp the screen hold still. I can composite a still frame and see if there is a shift and judge it by looking at a freeze which is great. in my main comp I reintroduce the motion. wonderful.
to reduce the render hit I press collapse transformation for the layer 1 - stablized precomp in my Main comp. this means the quality will be the best as it can be and it will render faster too. the only issue is with corner pin + transform (support motion blur). having an effect (corner pin) + transform values will shift my layer when I press collapse because the content inside is changed in dimensions since its collapsed (it’s expanding/contracting so the more scaled in or out of dimensions, the more shift I will experience). I then resort to use “corner pin only” for my exported tracked data, and add on top of that CC Force motion blur if I need it.
my questions are:
- what do you think of my workflow?
- is there any disadvantage I am missing of using corner pin only vs corner pin (supports MB) if you are adding CC force motion blur anyway?