For those asking about frame rates, the footage is shot at 1280x720 at 60p at a high shutter speed for better Twixtor performance as it has more frames to work with. Overall video is rendered at 1280x720 at 30p.
Filmed and edited by Steve Shilson facebook.com/straylightfilm
Shot with: Canon 7d - 720p, 60fps
Edited with: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 + Twixtor plug-in
I wanted to test out the Twixtor plug-in for Premiere so I shot this test footage in my backyard to try it out. I've read a lot about the quirks of this plug-in from other people on vimeo and various web-sites, and decided to test it in tricky detailed situations as well to see where it would and wouldn't hold up. I know there are things that aren't perfect with the use of twixtor in this video for those of you that are looking for artifacts and such, but I was pleasantly surprised with the leaf footage which was shot assuming that twixtor would slaughter the footage. Some of it was unusable, but I had better luck than I had anticipated. As you've all probably heard before, the less detail the better. (I should have maybe thought about that before wearing that winter coat of crazy colours) haha
*everything was shot with shutter speeds between 1/1000 & 1/2000 and slowed down to either 3% or 5%*
Through a bit of trial and error, the workflow that I got the best results out of consisted of the following:
- import 720p 60fps footage into a 720p 60fps sequence
- make another sequence with the same settings
- nest the first sequence into the second sequence
- add the twixtor plug-in to the nested footage
- slow down to whichever speeds you like, check 'smart blend'
- render it out and see if twixtor has made magic with your footage
I'm going to be doing some more twixtor tests with other footage I have shot over the past week, so I'm sure I'll be learning more. If anybody has any questions, feel free to ask.
**video is for non-profit purposes and absolutely no copyright infringement is intended with use of the song 'On The Wing' by Owl City'