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CameraTracker & Kronos 5.0 - 2 new plug-ins for AE from The Foundry

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We've just released two cool new plug-ins for After Effects. We're really pleased with them, and pretty excited to see what you all come up with using them:

 

CameraTracker - matchmoving, directly inside of After Effects, allowing you to pull a camera track without having to leave the comfort of your After Effects session. If you've ever wanted to insert design elements, text, mograph and so on in a moving camera sequence, this one's for you :)

http://www.thefoundr.../cameratracker/

 

Kronos 5.0 - super fast, gpu accelerated, retiming. Like Timewarp on steroids, if you've got an NVidia CUDA based graphics card, this can offload some of the processing to that to really speed up pulling a motion estimation based retime. It also splits out the ability to add motion blur to a sequence as a separate plug-in.

http://www.thefoundr...roducts/kronos/

 

There's a training series for CameraTracker, to get you started, over at:

http://www.thefoundr....cker/training/

 

And a few examples of what people on the beta put together:

http://www.thefoundr....cker/examples/

 

Hope you like them!

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I don't suppose the camera tracker has any built in compensation for rolling shutter skew (given that the Foundry has done work on this subject already)?

 

it comes bundled @ special price :)

 

@jack, this looks very good indeed...is it possible to get the clean plates, kind of,side-by-side waltktrough hands-on spread the love training ;)?

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CameraTracker - matchmoving, directly inside of After Effects, allowing you to pull a camera track without having to leave the comfort of your After Effects session. If you've ever wanted to insert design elements, text, mograph and so on in a moving camera sequence, this one's for you :)

I tried it! It works! It's fast! It's cheap quite reasonable!

 

Hope you like them!

 

I do.

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Have to say being on the beta and showing the plugins at both NAB and recent AENY meeting it is a huge time saver to stay within AE for 3D tracks.

I have Kronos running on a 8 core Mac Pro with a GTX 285 and its pretty slick being able to check rendered retimes extremely fast.

Jack and the team did a kick ass job on these plugins and I through them some really hard shots with alot of motion to see how well they would hold up.

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Thanks all!

 

@stoiqa - I've recently uploaded some of the original plates used for the training series (the ones I've got releases to distribute) to try out and follow along. You can grab the training vids and footage over at http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/cameratracker/training/ , is that the sort of thing you mean? I'm also getting some other more 'achieve this effect follow along' tutorials going at the minute.

 

@J Montreuil - lol, sorry!

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Just to let you all know, we recently put out CameraTracker 1.0v2, adding support for AE CS4 (alongside pre-existing CS5 support), plus improving handling of non-square aspect long sequences, along with a misc range of bug fixes. It's a free upgrade for all current users, and you can grab the download/trial version/etc from here:

 

http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/cameratracker/

 

There's also a chance to win a free license. Answer the question (hint, it's written above ;) ) and fill in the remaining details on the link below before tomorrow to be in with a chance:

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cameratracker

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