FCP Help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by musclemilk, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. musclemilk macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypDLXhWqeqQ was edited in FCP X.
    I was wondering if anyone knows how he edited the "spinning" effect at 0:31-0:37. It seemed pretty awesome.
    If anybody has any advice, it would be most appreciated!

  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    They sped up the camera move and added a blur.

  3. floh macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    The effect was (originally?) used by the Wachowsky brothers in Matrix and is called "bullet time", where the camera moves around a seemingly frozen object. For higher budget movies, it is done by placing many cameras all around the object, right next to each other. You can then record all at once at later flip through the synced up cameras, each at the same frame, to create a camera motion around a frozen object.

    This however is only necessary if your object would actually move in the meantime (like in Matrix Trinity being in mid-air). In this case, I have to agree with Lethal that they had a capable camera operator to walk around the two hardly moving actors. Then they sped it up and motion blurred it to hide the slight twitching and movement the actors probably did. Cool and very simple effect.

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