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To stabilize your video you can use the ffmpeg command line tool. The easy way: one pass using deshake filter ffmpeg -i shaky-input.mp4 -vf deshake stabilized-output.mp4 The deshake filter has also some optional settings. The better way: two passes using vidstab filters For better results you can try the two-step process using ffmpeg's vidstabdetect and ...


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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 shaky, ...


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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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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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Blender has motion tracking, which can in turn be used to stabilize video. Here is a YouTube tutorial showing how to load video footage into Blender's movie clip editor, setting a tracking point, solving the tracking equation, and then discusses considerations about how to balance the various factors between too much and too little stabilization. The video ...


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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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Since you've not accepted the other two answers (which I thought were very good) because they focus on motion blur and parallax/ perspective, I'm guessing that the "wobble" you're talking about due to the rolling shutter effect that CMOS sensors introduce to footage. In a nutshell, CMOS sensors scan an each frame of an exposure very quickly from top to ...


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The problem is that this is what the original footage looked like. While you can stabilize the objects themselves by tracking, you still have motion blur from the movement because the objects moved within the time each frame was being captured. Additionally, you also have perspective changes if the camera is moving in 3d space in addition to having the ...


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


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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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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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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 applied.


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To fix extreme crops when using the warp stabilizer effect. First try the settings Modify settings: Click on the advanced settings, and choose the following settings: Reduce either the smoothness OR Crop Less and Smooth more which is a better option to try first since it does not require a restabilization phase. (on a side note) If you are getting a ...


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The root of the issue might be your footage. If you have high amplitude shakes in your video the stabilizer will try to stabilize those as well. That can result in such issues. Try different settings, the default values don't work with every type of camera motion.


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For half the price and DSLRs only, the Ronin M probably makes more sense. The Helix Jr. makes sense for more. It can hold up to 12 lb of stuff vs the M's 8 lb (which is kind of crazy, considering that it's even lighter), and the fact that it's naturally at heart-ish level as opposed to belt level means a lot for good framing and the ability to hold it at a ...


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Adobe premiere and After effects have a stabilizer plugin with a "no motion" setting that does what you want. These are commercial applications. The free Da vinci resolve lite also has a "stabilize option" (but I have never tried it personally)


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You can import all the images as a video i.e. an image sequence and then try to stabilize the "video" by selecting a distinctive part of the odometer as your target anchor. The result may still need some manual tweaking especially if there's a huge change in light, but it will be faster than doing it manually. You might have to rename the images to form an ...


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You can import all of the images into Photoshop as layers (File>Scripts>Load to Stack). On import you can auto-align the layers (check the box that says auto-align) or following the import you can go to (Edit>Auto Align-Layers). You could then create the video in Photoshop via the Timeline function if you wished - or export the aligned individual layers as ...


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Gimbals are nothing more than a ball bearing (or a complex series of ball bearings; or even simply a sharp point which rests on a surface which allows it to move on a 2 axis level), which using weights balanced correctly provide a "zero gravity" effect on both the camera and the counterweight. This doesn't apply to electronic gimbals which use servos, a ...


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Blender has a video stabilization feature based on its camera tracker. Here is a YouTube tutorial on how to use this feature to stabilize a hand-held video:


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I use long workaround in Premiere and it works for all sorts of stabilizers not only for warp (I use 3rd party). What I do is masking out unwanted object. But you cannot do that on same clip, since Premiere will serve naked frame to the stabilizer tool. So what I do is put some effect on clip that masks moving parts. It can be title, power window, crop, or ...


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sorry I don't use this forum and have zero time to answer, but from the clip you posted I'd strongly suggest you don't use warp stabilizer - instead use "stabilize motion" and then make sure to check the "rotation" parameter so that you are given a second tracker - then once you've stabilized the position and rotation of the footage you'll have to do a ...


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