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Old April 7th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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YouTube Editor's new stabilizer

Of course no one on this forum would ever shoot a shaky clip outside a war zone. But for those of us who know someone who might, there's YouTube's new editing feature, the stabilizer. I posted recently about the Kodak Zi8. Since then I bought one and took it for a walk last weekend. I uploaded a couple of the resulting clips and ran them through the stabilizer. I'm impressed. If you're curious I've posted links in a blog posting:

NetVideoMaker.Com: Amateur Videographers Rejoice - YouTube now fixes shaky footage

The next exercise is to determine if I can download and use the resulting clips in editing. Premiere Pro CS3 will natively work with the QT h.264, AAC clips the camera creates (I've been shooting 720p exclusively with the Zi8) but I need to play a bit more to determine if the new YouTube tool is useful beyond its own environment.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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Re: YouTube Editor's new stabilizer

Maybe it's just the footage used in the example, but the stabilized footage looks "off" to me somehow. Like panning through a Google street video or something, it's like a 2D image that's had some 3D camera movement applied to it.

Anyone else have examples of this new YouTube stabilizer?
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Old April 8th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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Shawn, I ran two clips through the stabilizer yesterday. The other before and after is below. I'd be interested in whether or not you see it the same way. In this there are people moving about versus the skyline shot.


YouTube - Toronto's St. Lawrence Market

YouTube - Toronto's St Lawrence Market

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Old April 8th, 2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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Nope, that looks better. I think it was just the perspective of the original skyline videos that was throwing me off.

Pretty cool.
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