For compositing a shot where the camera moves, being able to track it in 3D space is a big help.
Fusion allows you to handle complex tasks such as tracking a moving camera, and placing objects in 3D space while combining it with your 2D footage.
This is an especially fun lesson involving pirates and a pirate ship!
In this video from Blackmagic Design, you’ll learn about:
- Renaming nodes
- Defining tracking area with a Polygon node
- Polygon paint mode
- Adding & configuring a Camera Tracker
- Exporting a Camera Track & viewing in 3D space
- Adding an image into 3D with Image Plane 3D Node
- Ambient Light
- Color correcting an object
- Enabling motion blur
- Time stretcher & clone tool to paint out section
- Matte Control node
- Camera projection
- Catcher node
- Fast Noise generator
- Channel Boolean node
- Pinning a tool in the inspector
- Displace 3D node
Follow along with the sample projects that can be downloaded from the official DaVinci Resolve Training page.
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.