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Stabilizing a long take...
Stabilizing a long take...
by Mark Pfeffer on Jan 8, 2019 at 11:50:55 pm

So, I have a continuous shot that was filmed at 6k.

It was filmed on a steadicam rig. The op did very well for the move but there is still some human error involved. I've stabilized a thousand shots but none this long.

Any ideas on how to properly stabilize a :50 second shot?


Re: Stabilizing a long take...
by Blaise Douros on Jan 9, 2019 at 8:23:07 pm

If you're talking about using Warp Stabilizer, just let it cook away, and start with a low number for your Smoothness setting--like, 5%. If that's not enough, then you can crank it up a little. Make sure to use the Detailed Analysis under Advanced settings.

If you're talking about resolving a couple of minor shakes, you can use the old-fashioned point-track stabilizers, and keyframe in and out of stabilized sections; i.e. when everything is fine, return the comp to its normal position and size.