View Full Version : can I smooth out camera bounce?
10-28-2004, 10:18 AM
I am brand new to ae and was wondering if any body knows if there was a way to smooth out some very shaky hand held footage . thanks in advance for any help
10-28-2004, 11:57 AM
I don't knowif you have Premiere as well as After Effects, but Premiere ships with a free basic steady move plug-in.
10-28-2004, 02:39 PM
Premiere ships with a free basic steady move plug-in.
Yeah, but that sucker takes forever to render. Argh.
10-28-2004, 04:56 PM
AE 6.0 and 6.5 comes with a quite acceptable motion tracker (that is way beyyond ol'crappy 5.5), rendering times are acceptable (considering it analyse each frame/field with a subpixel precision) The tracker is pretty accurate but you will need adjustments along your shots... as usual, all infos about the tracker can be found in the manual & help files ;D
A Tip i learnt from 4.5 to 5.5 days and still sometime use when i dont have any good tracking points is:
1) selecting a frame that is representative of the framing i want
2) export it to Photoshop
3) in PS draw on a second layer a decal of the main lines i can use as reference
4) In AE use thoses references to align each frame
The drawing could be done in AE of course but doing it in PS avoid unnecessary rendering. The all process is quite time consuming and boring but gives great results.
The (eternal) problem is that stabilizing, especially vrey shaky shots, will make you zoom into your images to fill the blanks it will live UP/DOWN & RIGHT/LEFT
10-29-2004, 09:54 AM
Isn't the motion tracker limited to the Pro version? I've got it, but I'm not sure if Lloyd, who asked the original question, does.
10-29-2004, 02:12 PM
:-/ good one... i always forget that the Standart Version exists...sorry
My little tip works in any version nevertheless
10-29-2004, 07:44 PM
thanks for the help everybody , now I just gotta learn how to do it
Yeah, but that sucker takes forever to render. *Argh.