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Youtube-like video stabilization on Linux

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 ...
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Is it correct to mix tripod and handheld footage?

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, ...
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Youtube-like video stabilization on Linux

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, ...
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Why deshaken video looks "wobbly" and how to fix it

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 ...
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Why deshaken video looks "wobbly" and how to fix it

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 ...
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How is each type of video camera stabilizer different?

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 ...
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Is it correct to mix tripod and handheld footage?

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 ...
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Is it correct to mix tripod and handheld footage?

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 ...
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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

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 ...
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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

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 ...
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Warp stabilizer in Premiere Pro cuts off most of the image

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 ...
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Warp stabilizer in Premiere Pro cuts off most of the image

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, ...
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Ronin M vs. Helix Jr

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 ...
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How to remove little camera movements

FFMpeg's vid.stab filter is configurable. Crank up the time-scale and even slow global motion should get stabilized. You have to run it as a 2-pass process: detect, and then stabilize. If you're ...
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How to remove little camera movements

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 ...
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Stabilize Video Rotation

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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Gravity gimbal and effect from overall weight

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 ...
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How to create slideshow/video from still images using a varying point of interest?

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 ...
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How to create slideshow/video from still images using a varying point of interest?

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 ...
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How to help warp stabilizer focusing on the right object?

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 ...
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Make videos still and stable?

You should be able to use any software for video stabilization. With ffmpeg you can use either deshake, or vidstabdetect/vidstabtransform. Depending on how shaky the original video is, you can get ...
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How to Fix Warp Stabilizer Incorrect Rotation

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 ...
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Which techniques/filters do improve sensation of speed on a motorcycle?

I agree with my fellow German dude. Lowering the framerate (until 24) can increase the feeling of uncontrolled speed and momentum. If you already did that and didn't get the effect you were looking ...
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How do Apple do this? (iPhone 4 commercial)

It's a still. For commercial beauty shots like those, you hire a hand model and freeze frame the video once the phone is held. The screen is obviously just a Greenscreen or simply black so it can be ...
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How to detect whether a video is shaky

Try ffmpeg's deshake filter. It scans the full frame (or a portion of your choosing) and detects shake based on a number of adjustable variables. If the video isn't shaking, it doesn't change the ...
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How to help warp stabilizer focusing on the right object?

You'll need to do this in After Effects, using the Tracking feature, where you add tracking points to specific points and then it crops in a bit and does the same magic. The issue with your footage ...
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How can I stabilize very shaky video in After Effects?

Another possibility is to stabilise it by hand, frame by frame. I've done this before on wobbly walking time lapses, and the results are usually better than just using a warp stabiliser. In order to ...
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Post processing - image stabilisation

FFMpeg's vid.stab filter works well. You have to run it as a 2-pass process: detect, and then stabilize. If you're going to do more with the video later, after stabilizing, output to a lossless ...
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