Having worked on multiple video projects as a motion graphics artist and editor, I can say this with sheer confidence that a lot of times, clips in those projects need some form of clean-up or object removal. Often it's pretty straightforward; however, it gets complicated when there's a lot of camera movement or the thing being removed has a lot of motion.
Nonetheless, clean plates have now become much easier to achieve than ever before. All thanks to After Effects' latest and perhaps one of the most incredible features, Content-Aware Fill for video.
Content-Aware Fill takes care of eliminating and tracking the object in your shot for you while also filling in the missing pixels. Keep reading to find out more on how to use Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC, and start removing elements in your clips and making your shots look better than ever before.
What is Content-Aware Fill?
Content-Aware Fill in After Effects allows you to remove undesired areas or objects in a video while consequently filling in the area of the removal. It examines frames over time to fill in the missing pixels by extracting them from other frames in the video.
Ready to have your mind blown with fantastic video quality? Let's get started with Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC and find out what the buzz is all about.
We’ll use this clip of a truck moving on a dessert. Here, I will reveal how to remove the entire truck from the shot.
Simple, isn't it?
Watch this video to see the Content Aware Fill in action.
At times, when Content-Aware Fill isn't giving you the kind of results you desire, perhaps using a Reference Frame will provide you with better results. Creating a reference frame will help the algorithm learn how the shot should look like.
Watch this video to see the Reference Frames in action.
The introduction of Content-Aware Fill in After Effects CC is perhaps one of the most innovative features to be included. Not only can you quickly navigate the process within After Effects itself, but there's also a definite emphasis on speed and precision.
Now that you understand how to use Content Aware Fill After Effects, what are you waiting for? Have a video clip you wish to remove an object from? Follow the steps mentioned above, and voila, magic!
In case you have any questions, do let us know, and we will get back to you. Till then, experiment with your videos to get better results!
Editor: Richa Sharma