3D tracking & camera quality - total beginner

3D tracking & camera quality - total beginner

Created by ZhiHu
1 Year Ago
October 6, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
First of all thanks for creating this community and for your videos on youtube. It's clear you're very passionate about what you do, and the quality of your work is amazing! I'm not sure where I should post this, but after looking through the forum guidelines it seems that the rules here are relatively simple and straightforward; I like that!

I have a dream of making my dog a relatively popular star in my city in China. I have some video ideas that I'd like to use after effects to achieve, but after getting into it I realized there is no way I can do this on my own. Therefore I started looking for people with real skills to work on these videos for me (paid, of course)

Problem is that it seems my camera isn't suitable for 3D tracking, or at least the way it was initially setup isn't? I'm using a SJ 9000, but if it turns out to be a necessity I can get a new camera. A complication is that I'd really like a small "gopro" kind of camera, because some of the shots I'd like to take will only work with this kind of camera.

So first I'm requesting some help with my camera and the settings. Should I get a new camera? If so, who has some recommendations? In pretty much all of my videos I'd like to add effects that I believe will require tracking in order to work.

Here is what I wrote on upwork where I was trying to solicit people to work on these videos for me:


In this video my dog is running a long a street with lots of trash. What I'd like to do is add some "war zone" effects, so explosions, gunshots etc making it look like he is running through a battle zone while expertly dodging all the explosions and things going off around him. I'm not sure easy this will be to achieve, but ideally I'd like to see a missle fly by and explode on the back tire that is visible around the 2 second mark of the video.

As soon as he passes the front of the car he turns right, so something should happen on the left side to elicit this response from him.

Basically it's the same thing throughout the video, whenever he changes direction I hope we can add some explosions and other effects so that it looks like he is dodging and reacting to the war zone environment. There is a point where he is literally dodging plastic bags blowing in the wind and I hope we can replace these bags with fireballs or some other effect.

I'm not sure if I have expressed my ideas clearly enough, but that's what I'd like to say for now. If you have questions, please feel free to ask. I'm really looking to find someone to work with for a long time. I only have two other projects on upwork and in both cases I have continued to work with those freelancers for more than a year now. I take my time the first time I'm making a decision, but once I settle on one person I hope we can work together for at least 1 to 3 years.

This is a personal project of mine, so in the beginning I may not be able to pay really well, but my goal and hope is to make my dog a social media star in my city in China. We can work out a payment schedule that can increase according to how many views our videos get. Therefore if we start to get popular, which ought to open up potential revenue generating opportunities, I can compensate you better as we grow.

Hope this all sounds appealing.

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