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Stabilizing GoPro videos

When I watched videos on GoPro's youtube profile, they seem to me almost perfectly stable. And when I attached my action cam to helmet and tried to record during skiing, the video was very shaky. I ...
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how can I smoothly move a camera without a dolly?

I have a small camera and this is the first time I'm filming anything that is serious. I'm wonder if there is a cheap way I can smoothly shoot footage in a room while moving without a camera dolly.
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Gravity gimbal and effect from overall weight

With gravity gimbals like Steadicam, does the weight of the camera and the weight of the counterweights together have an overall impact to the stabilising effect? That is, suppose the same drop time ...
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Looking to get Youtube-quality video stabilization from a software based video editing application (on mac)

When I create edited films on iMovie and then export them to Youtube, Youtube's stabilization enhancement greatly increases the quality of many of my shakier action shots. Unfortunately, this same ...
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Is it correct to mix tripod and handheld footage?

I want to shot some scenes using a tripod, and some others handheld (with an IS lens). Can I mix both types of scenes in a short (4 minutes) movie, or is it unprofessional? From what I've seen: ...
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Best way to stabilize footage?

I'm working with footages that are shot handheld. The shakes are not too aggressive but they're still noticeable. For the longest time ever I've been using Final Cut Pro's stabilization function to ...
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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

To smooth out shaky footage I want to know which of the following apps is the best: Final cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe After Effects CS6
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Warp stabilizer in Premiere Pro cuts off most of the image

Has anyone seen this problem before? When I apply (and only when I apply) the warp stabilizer, it seems like only 1/10 of the video shows up. Here's a screenshot: It works on older versions of ...
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How to create slideshow/video from still images using a varying point of interest?

I have still images of a motorcycle's odometer, taken by hand whilst riding (varying angles) over the course of a 20000km motorcycle journey (i.e. the odometer is not always centered in the still ...
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Why deshaken video looks “wobbly” and how to fix it

When I filter a shaky video through deshaking filter (that fixes frames positions and rotations), the resulting video looks "wobbly" (example gif), i.e. while there are no per-frame displacements or ...
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How is each type of video camera stabilizer different?

What are the kinds of video camera stabilizers I could buy in the market? How are they different? What are the pros and cons of each?
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Any way to batch stabilize video files?

I have a lot of videos that need stabilization... is there any way to batch stabilize them? edit: I'm on Windows 7 64-bit. I don't think that what kind of software and footage do I have... I'm just ...
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Post processing - image stabilisation

I own a Panasonic HC-V130. Recently I've read an article about image stabilisation in a computing magazine. Can this be achieved without a special camera? I am using too much zoom to hold the camera ...
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Can I use my phone's sensor to record movements for DSLR stabilization in post?

So I heard about this SteadXP which attaches to your camera to record movements for stabilization in post production. Is there any app for Android that can do the same thing?
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Camera stabilisers compatible with shooting in portrait

We shoot all our videos in portrait using a Canon 5D camera. What is the best type of camera stabliser for this scenario? Most I've seen only cater for shots in "landscape".
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How to batch process videos through Deshaker in VirtualDub?

I've just set up the latest versions of VirtualDub and the Deshaker plugin (both 64-bit versions in Windows 8.1 64-bit), and was able to follow the official Deshaker instructions to stabilise a video. ...
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How to remove little camera movements

I want to remove little camera movements from a video. Is this possible? I tried virtualdub with deshaker plugin, but it only works for shaking. Shooting position: bridge Weather: strong wind ...
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Ronin M vs. Helix Jr

Has anybody used the new DJI Ronin-M and compared it to the Letus Helix Jr.? I'm considering a gimbal purchase for my DSLR videography and haven't seen anything that tells me why the Helix is twice ...
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Who should buy a Weighted Gimbal Stabilizer

Who can make the best use of a weighted gimbal stabilizer such as a Glidecam HD2000? What are the pros and cons of using one?
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Is there a thing that can hold the subject in front of the camera, locked, not moving while shooting video?

I want to shoot a video for my iPhone app demo. My idea is shoot a phone running the app, and the iPhone is relatively still in the video, while I could move the camera around, so the background ...
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Ultralight image stabilizer

Recently I took a video in a remote cave. Thanks to my 320 lumen headlamp there was a reasonable amount of continuous light for my DSLR, but the shaking is just too strong. The image stabilization in ...
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Fix vertical panning

I have a video i want to loop (about 6 seconds long) that gradually moves downwards. Which video tool or filter can I use to realign the image? I experimented with Davinci resolve but it the ...
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How can I stabilize very shaky video in After Effects?

I'm new to After Effects and am trying to stabilize some VERY shaky hyperlapse video of a waterfall. The warp stabilizer with the default options fails. I've been trying to use the Tracking window to ...
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Stabilize Video Rotation

How would I go about "stabilizing" a video's rotation using freeware / opensourceware? Please also name that piece of freeware / opensourceware. Obviously, I do not want to rotate each frame of the ...
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Understanding Image stabilization and blur in an action camera

I am a bit stuck in choosing an action camera to be used for sailing. I have been watching some comparison videos and I have come to some kind of generic conclusion which I would like for some experts ...
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How do I stabilize a GoPro video with Kdenlive?

I imported a clip into my project and pulled down the menu and the clip options and chose "stabilize". It popped up the window and the only setting I changed was to check to clip the video (so it ...