The Introduction to Matchmoving in PFTrack class explained the necessary steps to get from a fresh install of PFTrack to getting a solved camera, testing it and orienting the scene. This article serves as an overview of the steps that have been covered.
There is one special kind of camera motion, that requires additional views to extract any kind of 3D: Nodal pans. This tutorial explains what nodal pans are and how they are different from other camera movements. After that we will use the same technique shown in the live session to add additional camera views of the same scene in order to obtain a real 3D result.
When tracking multiple shots from the same location, it is often important that every shot shares the same coordinate system. This way we can ensure that key locations are identical independent of which camera solve is worked on. A straightforward way to ensure a shared coordinate system for multiple cameras is to track and solve them into the same scene in PFTrack.
PFTrack 2017 is possibly our biggest upgrade since the introduction of the highly acclaimed node tree in 2011. Integrating PFDepth has allowed us to create a groundbreaking next generation of PFTrack unrivalled by any other app on features, functionality and outright innovation.
Matchmoving software that is both flexible and reliable is essential for VFX companies to get the job done on time, inside budget and with incredible results. That’s why…