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Old June 19th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Specific shake removal question

I have a long, slow (30 seconds covering about 15 feet) track back reveal shot which is spoiled on every one of seven takes by a combination of an inexperienced dolly operator and a very slightly uneven floor. The result is there are a few little shakes and one quite noticeable judder that I am keen to remove. Sadly, the shaking was not noticeable on the monitor at the time of the shoot (the judder was, but I think I can cut at that point).

My question is aimed at people with experience of the various shake removal tools available for Vegas (or After Effects). Which of the available tools would be best for removing shake in this kind of shot? I've attached start and end frames to give an idea of scale (sorry, they're a bit dark - the starting frame shows a Dickensian scribe using a quill pen on a piece of parchment while the end shot reveals that the Scribe is, in fact, in a modern office environment.)

Thanks in advance.

Ian . . .
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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #2
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Ian, I can't really tell from the still, maybe others can - I must be missing something?

However, if you wish to send me a short - very short - sample of a few frames of the best going into the worst of it, so I can gauge which of my tools I could use, I can make an informed view - and maybe some remedial approach as to what would be possible.

Bottom line, how bad it is against how abrupt the remedy could be AND a potential lack of resolution, is the question. Gentle wobbles can be quite effectively adjusted - maybe.

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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:59 AM   #3
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Thanks Grazie. Actually I only meant for the pictures to show the start position and end position of the shot to give an idea of how long (in terms of distance) the track back is, rather than the shake. I'm working from a client's office today so I won't get a chance to take you up on your generous offer right away. When I get back though . . .!

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Old June 20th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #4
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Ah, right - I think?

Just get it to me within the next 24 hours and let's see what I can do with it - yeah?

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Old June 20th, 2008, 04:57 AM   #5
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www.film-it.net/client/cam_shake_clip.avi

Hi Grazie - oh, the joy of a remote connection!

Here's a short clip (<13mb) which has the worst of the shakes - actually it's a lurch and I have just realised where it comes from - it's from where the woman steps over the track - I guess there's a bounce in the floor. It happens at the same point in each take.

Any advice on how best to remove it - if that's possible - will be much appreciated. Thanks for your help.

Cheers.

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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #6
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #7
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Great, thanks Grazie. Apologies if I am unable to respond further until tonight - I'm about to go into a script writing session for the rest of the day (read 'lunch with client').

Cheers!

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