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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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Smoothcam on pc = After Effects?

Next to the question I posed here:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=107221

I have another extra question, concerning the same thing:

You have smoothcam on the Mac, a function that will analyze your shot, and makes it less shake WHILE PRESERVING the original camera movement.
Is that possible in After Effects with the Stabilize Motion tracker?
Is there something I have to do or something?
Because I have the feeling After Effects just wants to get every movement out of your footage, even the intentional pan.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #2
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I know that you can tell it to only eliminate horizontal or vertical movement, if that helps?

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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #3
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Here you go....

http://www.digitaljuice.com/djtv/seg...il.asp?sid=216

making Tracks should help you out with this question....

There is another way, a program called Steady Shot for Premiere...
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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #4
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Thanks to you both for the answers. I'll check both out!
Carl, I think it can help, yes!
Ray, great site, I'll have to bookmark that one!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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Once you've used the Tracker to stabilize the footage (which is generally the tricky part), you just keyframe the desired motion back in.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #6
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Once you've used the Tracker to stabilize the footage (which is generally the tricky part), you just keyframe the desired motion back in.
Sorry if it's a stupid question but... how do you mean? Keyframe the desired motion back in?
I'm a pretty newbie at After Effects... but I don't really understand what you mean by this.
EDIT: you mean via the position of the video file? Okay, I think I got it...
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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #7
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That's right. Depending on exactly what you're doing (like tracking rotation and/or scale, for example) you might need to parent or nest the layer because the tracker might have already used the properties that you want to keyframe, but that's the gist of it.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #8
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I know this is also an option in Boris FX with tracking. I am using Mercalli from ProDad for mountain biking video now. It plugs into Premiere, Liquid, and a few others. Extremely quick too.
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