Can anyone give me some advice on the best way to do super slow motion shots using after effects? I have AE5.5, Premier Pro 5.5 and Twixtor. I've watched a few tutorials and I know how to adjust the speed of the clip but I'm still getting some distortion and blur in some areas. Is this just how it is? All of my footage is shot in 720p at 60fps with a gopro or a 7D. I'm basically a beginner to after effects so if you can give me some advice please spell it out for me like I'm retarded
This video of JB in basically what I want to do:
Here is the first one I tried:
And another(I'm not sure why this one didn't load up in HD):
Twixtor is an amazing app for what it does. However, It depends a lot on your contrast levels and equally your camera shutter speed. The best results you can get out of twixtor will rely heavily on your raw camera image. The faster the shutter the more detail you have to work with. I'm not 100% but I don't think think a GoPro has the ideal shutter speed with the type of movement and background you'd get while shooting wake unless you shoot on a clear day from a tube and are getting nothing but blue skies. try playing around with the different settings inside of twixtor. Here's an amazing project done with twixtor and a 7D. All shot with an extremely high shutter speed.( 1000 plus ) But you can still make out slight morphing in the background on some of the shots. That's the price to pay without spending the money to rent a real high speed camera. Best of luck!
Tarek- Thanks for the reply. I'll check out time remapping on youtube. It looks like it's just adjusting the speed from regular to slow motion? I do that all the time easily with Premier Pro but I just wanted to know if their was a secret to getting those perfect super slowmo shots we've all seen. I've been doing a little more research online and it seems that it's all in your settings and situation, starting with having your camera on a tripod(obviously not really possible in my situation). Super slowmo and camera shake don't play well together. Also as Brett said it's best to have nothing in the background like a blue sky or have your background be blurry but shooting in a high shutter speed like 1000-2000. After watching other super slowmo video I'm pretty happy with my first attempts. I guess you never really notice a little distortion around the edges until you've done it yourself and now I can see it in the videos I though were awesome before.
Brett- I'm not sure which example you were talking about but this one is pretty good: