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A coworker has just turned me on to using Warp Stabilizer. It's a built-in effect in Adobe Premiere CS6. Before using this tool, I also used After Effects to smooth and stabilize motion. The difference is outstanding. Warp Stabilizer has worked faster, within my workflow, and more reliable than After Effects stabilization has. This has been huge for me. ...


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clabacchio's answer is generally correct but the major artifact you get other than loosing a part of your frame is that no image stabilization is perfect. Especially iMovie doesn't do the greatest job in tracking the camera movement compared to Premiere, After Effects or Nuke. In order to stabilize a video you need to "find" the movement of the camera and ...


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I spent my eveening but finally found a working software. That's not a freeware :( 69 boxes, but it works so I'll buy it. This is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. Don't hesitate to edit this answer if you feel that my answer is too spammy. Happy converting


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Adobe After Effects includes stabilization that is of similar or superior quality to Youtube's but it is also not a cheap software package. I don't know of any particularly cheap software stabilization options that do a high end job.


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You can try to convert the defunct video to a different codec. Use something Lossless like ProRes, if you can, or Motion JPEG. Then put the clip back into your project. I had this problem once in FCP7 for about a week. It didn't go away until I re-recorded that video (which was painful, but in my case, doable). I wouldn't suggest such a radical solution in ...


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Video is practically never stored uncompressed because the data rates are insane if they were. Each image in a video is 1920 by 1080 pixels and takes 3 bytes per pixel (one each for red, green and blue). That's 6.2 megabytes per frame. There are 24 frames in a second, that's roughly 150 megabytes per second for 24p video. That's 9 gigabytes per minute. ...


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You should be able to send it directly to FCPX using the "Send To Final Cut Pro" menu item. Per the documentation, they say: Do one of the following: Select the project in the browser, or double-click the project to open it. With the project open, click anywhere in the timeline. Note: If you can’t find the project you’re looking ...


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What video stabilization usually does is to correct for camera shake by keeping the features in the video stable or moving smoothly. This "transfers" the shake to the video borders, so you should see black bands appear and disappear. So you lose parts of the frame that are replaced by reciprocal black bands. If you want to remove these artifacts, you can ...


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If there is an image with a white background at the start and end of the video, it should never export a black frame at either end. (I've never seen it do that, and I've used iMovie '09 to edit hundreds of videos!)


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AJ Henderson and Craig have excellent answers. I'd just like to add my own knowledge about making miniatures look full-size. As far as I can tell, there are 4 factors that make a miniature look, well, miniature. 1) Lighting. If the train is supposed to look like it's outside, shoot it outside or next to a window that sun is coming through. Sunlight looks ...


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I like Henderson's answer. I'll add two suggestions: consider using stock footage of the 'real' train. I don't think that would be cheating -- even pro filmmakers use stock footage frequently. The real art is in the editing; that's where the story- telling comes from. If you used stock footage of the train (one example: ...


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The easiest way to make it look real would be to film a real train and then use a model of the same kind of train engine. You could use a macro lens to try and get a good shot, but the camera elevation will likely be too high still (unless the track is elevated). Putting the actual person on the tracks would be hard with iMovie as well since I don't know ...


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In my experience (2 years), there's not a great way to accomplish this. Here's how I would do it: 1) Make an additional "background image", in the dimensions of your typical video (16x9, I assume). 2) Drag your original image over that background image, at the top, leaving room for (later) the video clip at the bottom. 3) Save that image. 4) Bring that ...


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I work with a company that makes a product called Wondershare Video Editor for mac. It is what I personally use so i can only offer my solution by this software. Check the screenshot first: In a word, you can make it by the mosaic function in this software. Now i will show you step by step (8 steps in total). Step one, import the video file and drag and ...


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I'm generally a fan of Lynda.com. If you are a student (especially in a college environment), you may have free access to Lynda at your library. It looks like there are a series of tutorials for iMovie on their site: http://www.lynda.com/iMovie-training-tutorials/229-0.html Alternatively, if you search Youtube for iMovie training, you'll likely some good ...


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MotionBend, http://www.motionbend.com, might be what you are looking for, http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1119-motionbend-takes-video-stabilisation-to-the-next-level-and-adds-fcpx-xml-export. Do you have any examples of videos you are trying to stabilize ?


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I usually manually drop my files into the iMovie Drop Box for safe keeping until I want to use/edit them and do all my managing of videos (personal ones, at least) in iMovie.


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You have to create the effect in Motion. I'm not sure what the iMovie effect looks like, but I use this technique on a daily basis. In my setup, there are actually six separate effects; left_panel_in, left_panel_static_, left_panel_out, right_panel_in, right_panel_static, right_panel_out. This allows me to go between a 1-up and 2-up configuration at any ...


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Try using the trim tool (keyboard shortcut "t").


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I just downloaded the clip from provided Dropbox link and found that the file is repairable. Please try to diagnose it using MP4repair.org or in case you're on a Mac computer using Treasured. You will be able to repair it in a few minutes. Regards, Javier (As crew of Aero Quartet I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my ...


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Well, you can import the audio into quartz or play it through the mic input using Soundflower. http://quartzcomposer.com/plugins/1-export-to-movie SHOULD export it. Then you can go back and add and line up the music to the video with iMovie (or something better) and export it. *Soundflower Instructions: Open soundflowerbed, in the menubar (top) a little ...


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iMovie is extremely easy to use - maybe you just need to find some local classes or a friend who can walk you through the process? Alternately, try writing up the screenplay version of your story so you can shop it around to local producers. If you can write out a compelling story, you will have an easier to finding people to collaborate with you. And the ...


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Nope! There's no simpler way. I'm running into the same problem right now, and it's very annoying! That's why I'm considering getting Premiere Pro or Final Cut X. It's silly to try to do any major editing in iMovie.



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