Camera extension

The process of augmenting footage from original live-action or virtual cinematography during post-production. Extensions may involve adding additional frames to existing angles or creating entirely new angles.


The intentional introduction of subtle real-world flaws and visual artifacts to make virtual footage appear more like real-world live-action footage.


A mask used to isolate areas of an image for use in compositing.

Motion base

A physical platform used to move an object, typically driven by manual input or motion control with capabilities described in axes of motion, such as a 6-axis motion base.


Footage intended as an element in a composited visual effects shot. Plates often consist of location or sets for use as backgrounds or other elements as needed.

Set extension

A virtual continuation of a physical set which gives the illusion of a much larger area to the camera.