I've worked through this clip with 5 different stabilizers-SmoothCam, Lock & Load, After Effects stabilizer, Mocha, and iStabilize and I get almost no change. I've read tutorials and tried everything I can find and I still get very little improvement. I've included a portion here- http://reels.creativecow.net/film/first-shot-testmov Any advice you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and help.
Well, you have a fixed object (you subject) that never goes off screen. It shouldn't be that hard to stabilize. Although, the best result you can hope for is a zoomed in image. Since it moves a fair amount. Did you try in after effect changing the warp stabilizer to position data only?