3D photo transition into slider video
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be filming the start of my new short film with a DSLR next week.
I created this with a simple concept:
Shot 1; camera slides towards the window
Shot 2; camera slides through the window after it's opened
....and stitched to two nicely together with some effects.
However, next week I won't have the ability to slide the camera towards the window, since the window on set is a window without a balcony or anything like that. I can't access it from outside, differently from the test video. Instead I wanted to make a picture of the window from a stick, which I can hold in front of the window.
In HitFilm, with the picture, my plan is to zoom in to the window and then make a clean transition into the slider video which will go through the window.
My question is;
How do I make best in HitFilm a clean and believable movement in the picture of the window (later transitioning into the slider video from inside ''through the window'' ) without showing the first bit is actually a picture and not a video on a slider?
I have watched many tutorials but I was thinking making the picture 3D is a way, as I don't think zooming into the picture (4000x3000, in the end 1920x800) will be believable enough? I hope I have presented you my idea clear enough, please note I'm using HitFilm 2 Express.