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You want something like a Steadicam. The idea is to add weight to the camera assembly so that it is stabilized by an increase of moment of inertia. For larger rigs, the entire thing might be supported by the cameraperson's body on a harness. For smaller applications, the mount point of the camera is right above where you grip the assembly, and the pivot ...


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You're asking for an opinion, because there's no rule book to consult here. So, IMO... 'Pro' movies are shot with all manner and mixtures of techniques, including dolly, mount, rig, crane, Steadicam, fixed, zoom, drone etc. I think many people would find a short film that mixed tripod with deliberate "shaky cam" to be a bit jarring without a good cinematic ...


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Because software stabilization methods cannot compensate for the shifting parallax of a shaking lens, they will always produce less than ideal results. In my experience, FCPX's stabilization is just as good as other software packages (I have experience with Shake and After Effects as well), and they all basically work the same way. This is probably not the ...


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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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Software that I know of: Virtualdub with Deshaker plugin: http://www.guthspot.se/video/deshaker.htm Sony Vegas Pro since version 10 has a built-in stabilization plugin Depan for Avisynth - http://avisynth.org.ru/depan/depan.html - it can get quite complicated but there are sample scripts to help getting started. Youtube can detect if the footage is ...


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I would like to add that any software that can track points can be used for stabilisation. Biggest problem with software stabilisation is that you loose part of your frame. Personally i just use my 3d trackers solution as stabilisation datasource because its by far the best solver i have. I would recommend physical stabilisation. For consumers the best way ...


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I agree with the other commenters that it's a stylistic decision. I just want to mention a great way to transition from tripod to handheld. I can't remember what movie it was in; might have been James Cameron action flick. (Love his camera work!) The camera is static or moving smoothly, until there is an explosion that appears to jostle the camera. The next ...


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There is also Prodrenalin - PC based standalone tool for GoPro videos, includes stabilization and other features


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There are a very wide and diverse range of different techniques for stabilization. At the most basic, you have pure software stabilization. This uses no specialized hardware, but rather tracks objects within a scene and then clips the video such that it maintains a frame which it can keep more stable. This has an apparent impact of subjects moving less, ...


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I think the quick answer is no, not that there is not software to do it, but every clip is different and will need to be stabilized using different paramaters. If you take the easy way you may realize that after the fact it took way longer in that it could be a step backwards rather than actually helping. I would recommend editing the clips as is, then ...


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A steadicam is one solution, but there are others. You could use a slider dolly, camera crane, jib, shoulder mount, or fluid head tripod, depending on the movement you want.


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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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Yes, what you are talking about falls in the realm of rigging. There are lots and lots of rigging products available, but most of the specialty built rigs are going to be very expensive for your needs (hundreds to probably over a thousand USD). If you aren't turned off by the price, I suggest looking at rigs in a web store like B&H to find something ...


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There is nothing at all wrong with crossing shots of different types and levels of stabilization. It depends entirely on the look you are going for. It is pretty rare for a shot to be truly "hand held" in the professional world though, at least in the way most consumers do it. At a minimum, most professional camera rigs are setup to be shoulder mounted ...


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After Effects, especially with Mocha, has the most advanced motion tracking and stabilization capabilities of these 3 options, but they are also the most complicated to use if you want the best possible results. (Note that AE also does offer simple options like Warp Stabilizer if you don't need super advanced stabilization.) The options in Final Cut Pro X ...


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I found this video comparing the adobe warp and Final cut: I think warp stabilizer looks way better, but it might also be relative to the type of footage and the specific settings ...


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Motion 5 has more robust image stabilization tools. But ultimately, this issue is best fixed when you're shooting, not in post-production.


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The only real reason to get the Glidecam is if you don't have the budget for a proper Steadicam. With any type of camera, the weight from holding it in front of you (the gimbal prevents you holding it close) is incredibly tiring and after a very short space of time you will find it impossible to stabilise properly. A Steadicam takes the weight and ...


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The Glidecam HD2000 is a weighted gimbal stabilizer. It uses inertia of a counter weight and a balanced gimbal to prevent rapid changes in orientation and to an extent position of a camera. They are used for stabilizing footage when you need more stabilization than optical image stabilization can provide but less than a steadicam or gyroscope rig provides ...


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Definitely the Warp Stabilizer its a very easy to use and powerful tool and I'd say the best tool for automatic stabilization out there. When it comes to the more manual workflow, yes, After Effects together with Mocha is a lot harder to use but you can get very great results with a certain amount of experience. Given that After Effects offers both I ...


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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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FYI, Mercalli is a standalone tool for Windows that provides batch video stabilization



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