While dealing with camera motion, it appears there is no way to replicate the “fluid” and natural motion of a real camera when creating animations. All changes in velocity from scene to scene (tracking, pan, tilt, dolly, etc.) are abrupt. They go from motionless to a constant speed and then instantly back to motionless.
Is there a plugin that allows the user to smoothly ramp in and out of a camera move? Users of After Effects will recall the “Easy Ease” functionality that smooths motion for animations. Camera operators sometimes call this technique “feathering.” In 3D animation, animators describe the velocity change as being curved.
Interestingly, by clicking and dragging while in Camera view you can achieve this kind of subtle movement. But there’s no way, as far as I can tell, to animate or record it.
I was going to purchase the pro version, but without this feature I don’t think I will; it’s a shame, because otherwise this is a spectacular program!