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Nick Meyers
trying to stabilize footage
on Jul 9, 2009 at 6:32:09 pm

hi there.

i've been using FCP for 9 years, but am a novice when it comes to motion.

i've recently had some old super-8 footage telecined.
there's a fair bit of weave, and the frames ride up when a splice goes through.

we telecine with a bit of overscan, and the sprockets are visible in the left hand side of the frame,
so i figure i should be able to "pin" those sprockets somehow, and override the gate drift.
(the footage in the shots is hand-held, which is fine by me. i don't want to smooth that out, just get rid of the gate drift)

i've been trying to find how to do this in the manual, but am feeling a bit bamboozled.
(it says you can do this, but i can find where it outlines a process)

if its not to hard could someone outline the process (so an idiot can understand it!)
alternatively, if you can point me to some on-line tutes, that'd be great.
(I had a look for some, but most "stabilize " tutes deal with simply smoothing out a hand-held shot, or similar)


thanks,
nick





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Ariane Fisher
Re: trying to stabilize footage
on Jul 10, 2009 at 4:31:23 pm

What kind of system are you using? Using motion for stabilization does work quite well, but is extremely processor and time consuming, even on a 2 second clip.


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Nick Meyers
Re: trying to stabilize footage
on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:07:37 pm

thanks for responding.

i'm on an 3GHz Octocore with 4G of ram.

since i haven't been able to figure out how to do what i want,
speed isn't my problem... yet!

would you have any tips on stabilizing shots by "pinning" certain points?


thanks,
nick


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