New to AE - trying to use it to rescue some time lapse footage taken in very dusty conditions. Lots of sensor dust
This looks very nice. It's worked for all 6 sequences so far.
What I want to do now is a false pan or zoom by using different parts of the image - after all - the tiff sequence is far larger than 1080p.
I tried creating a new comp - embedding the original comp as a layer and then keyframed the position and scale of the layer. This gives me the effect I want and holds the footage and adjustment layer transform in sync - but - I'm seeing poorer quality as I scale closer.
I suspect that if I applied the scaling to the original footage layer in the original comp I'd not see this degredation (in other words - instead of scaling the outer comp from 100% to 130% I reckon that I should scale the footage layer itself in the inner comp from 46% up to 80% or so). This would also be more flexible as I could move across an image with position transform rather than just scaling.
But I just can't quite see how to also scale and position the adjustment layer in sync so that the masked ellipses stay over the dust spots over time.
I'd thought I could simply manually apply the same transform to both layers - but the footage layer starts at 46% scale - the adjustment at 100% (looks like it'd work for position tho).
Would be glad if someone could point me in the right direction
You have to turn on "collapse transformations" switch to your embedded comp (the sun icon). Be aware that you have to enter higher values to your "dust and scratches" filter since it's now applied to the original scale of the image.
That looks perfect. Didn't even know it existed - but it looks like it does exactly what I want - control the inner params on each layer from the outer comp.
Will give it a try.
Then I just have to get quicktime rendering not to crash but that's a different question