Canon DSLR Showreel video 2012 - Canon Twixtor/Slider Tutorial

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Hey! It's been a long time since I posted a video made by myself, but now i just finished editing my latest Canon showreel-video.
For everyone who's interested, I made a little turotial of how to make a Twixtor/Slider video.
First of all the Picture Style and the operating system:
I use the picture style "Kodachrome 25" because here I get strong colors.
The operating system is named "magic lantern", which is a hacked extra software that brings a lot of useful extensions for filming with my Camera, the Canon 550D/TiRebel2.
All of the slider-recordings were made with the kit-lense "Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5- 5.6 IS" and a DIY-Slider, which is really not perfect, but sufficient for its purposes.
Watch my first testvideo here!
Sometimes the image jerks, but I was able to compensate it with a program named "proDAD Mercalli V2" which is really helping a lot.
For slider-videos it's very important to use a small focal length. (in my case 18mm,1.6 crop-factor) and a reference object so you can clearly the slideeffect (for example the asphalt road) and to slide the cam as smooth as possible. That's the whole secret - the more you try it the better the results will get.

Now to Ultra SloMo sequences. Here I used a program named "Twixtor". This program interpolates frames into your video to get a smooth SloMo.

Some basic rules to get the best result!
  • use a low shutter
    • in my video I used 1/1000 to 1/2000 and I also tried 1/4000). The only problem is, that you need a small aperture. I used my Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II which is really cheap and perfect for this situation. Most of the time I worked with aperture 1.8 to keep the shutter as low as possible. But beware, it's difficult to set the focus. I also tried to keep the ISO as low as possible. It was a sunny day and so it was easy to shoot at low ISO because we had enough light, but when you record at low light conditions try not to overstep ISO 800 because the video gets to much noise and it's difficult for twixtor to add frames. (All this settings are for middle class DSLR cams - if you have a professional DSRL, you can also set the ISO higher for example)
  • use a Tripod - Camera mustn't move
    • Lay your Cam on the ground or use a tripod - very important to get good results!
  • use a neutral background
    • It's good to use a neutral background. If there are any other moving objects in the background "Twixtor" could get "confused" and it might be hard for it to add new frames. The best results you will get with a solid background color.
  • record in 60fps or higher
    • The more orignal pictures the program can use, the easier the program can
      interpolate the frames. I recorded the video in 60fps (720p) and slowed it down to 24fps (23.976). Then it's about 2.5 times slower and now the programm can work better.
  • eliminate the warping problem
    • Twixtor cannot do magic - It only can add missing frames. Try to find the perfect point to add the twixtor/sloMo effect. What do I mean with the perfect point? - Find a situation in your video where only the motion changes and not your whole motive. That means no rotations, no limb may differ behind the body, no exaggerated movments and so one, I hope all of you know what I mean.
I hope that my little tutorial helped a little. If you like it don't hesitate to share.
I also am looking forward to answering any questions in the comments box below.

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  1. not bad bad but the musik is from the video of ag79 (incaption) dont cover it!

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  2. Yes thats true but my idea was about 1 month before to make a video with this soundtrack, then ag79 also made a video with it.

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  3. Great video! I have a question about the night scenes in the twixtor video. It appears to be a time lapse. Was this done in after effects? Did you speed up the video or was this a series of shots composed in after effects? The dolly track really added to the video.

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  4. hey very nice video dude! where can i get the picture style from?

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  5. Search for "Kodachrome 25 Picture style canon" by google and you will find a download link!

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  6. very nice video mate!
    just a question:

    You say you slowed down from 59.94 to 23.976fps before applying twixtor, but on the twixtor settings did you set the input frame to 23.976 or 59.94?

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  7. you mean a high shutter speed...

    plus you are missing things here...

    when you throw the footage in after effects before applying twixtor you need to enable time remapping to be able to stretch the clip when you run out also you need to apply the twixtor plug in to a solid layer. Then there's keyframing for the ramping...

    there are plenty of good tutorials on twixtor and speed ramping for 60fps and 120fps footage on youtube

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