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Old March 19th, 2004, 11:03 AM   #1
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stablizing shaky footage in post?

Anyone know any good ways to stabalize footage in premiere or afx?
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Old March 19th, 2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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After Effects Professional has motion tracking abilties that are specifically used for stabilization. It is not available in the standard edition of AE, though.

There are also apps like Gooder's SteadyHand -- http://www.goodervideo.com/ -- they have a demo you can download
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Old March 19th, 2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Don't forget 2d3's SteadyMove, for Premiere, After Effects, and Combustion. Got a copy of my own, and well, it works as advertised.

Downsides: Windows only, no demo available. There are examples on the website, but that's it. A bit of a leap of faith.
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Old March 20th, 2004, 06:18 AM   #4
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First a warning. Usually stabalizing decreases resolution. If you
can stabalize the footage while shooting that is always the
best way to go.

Actually there IS A DEMO! But it has been tucked away. Visit
this thread where I point to a link to get the demo.
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Old March 20th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #5
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See also DynaPel SteadyHand DV.

And also search here for other threads on this topic; there are plenty.
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Old March 20th, 2004, 12:35 PM   #6
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Robert -- that's the same one on the Gooder site from above (I thought it was called the Gooder Steady Hand; the name you gave is the proper one, I believe)
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Old March 21st, 2004, 12:58 AM   #7
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they're the same.. just under different names...

i was so impressed i bought the whole series last night :)

very happy.. bit iffy about the codec used.. even at full rate, if your trying to stabilize slow motion or fast pans.. don't...

it's best to stabilize rare footage then mess with everything else later...
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Old March 28th, 2004, 06:44 PM   #8
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I thought Premiere Pro (7) has this built in!
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Old March 31st, 2004, 07:49 AM   #9
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VirtualDub and DeShaker

You can get a plugin for VirtualDub called DeShaker that's pretty good - and its free. http://biphome.spray.se/gunnart/video/deshaker.htm

I think the AfterEffects pro motion tracking is easier to use, but I'm not sure if budget issues come in to play here. If so, might try this one out - nothing to lose.
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Old April 1st, 2004, 08:23 PM   #10
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After Effects doesn't reduce the quality of the video but the sides of the frame move around as much as necessary to hold the reference point still. So if it is a great deal of motion I have to correct, I just mask the frame. But usually the frame motion is slight and is hidden by the overscan of the television sets.

The other thing the tracker can do that is neat is track a moving object that you want to remove. Like an airplane. You track it and at the same time tell AE to copy that section of the sky but from a time when the airplane isn't there and paste it over the image of the airplane. Really works well. It's sort of like the rubber stamp tool in Photoshop.
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 12:39 PM   #11
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The other thing the tracker can do that is neat is track a moving object that you want to remove. Like an airplane. You track it and at the same time tell AE to copy that section of the sky but from a time when the airplane isn't there and paste it over the image of the airplane. Really works well. It's sort of like the rubber stamp tool in Photoshop.


i LIKE the sound of that!!! Imagine getting rid of ol drunk uncle bob from ur wedding video...LOL
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