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Jonny Webb
apply an effect twice
on Jun 27, 2012 at 8:36:51 am

hopefully this is a quick question/answer.

I have a clip that i need to stabilize, scale, reposition, rotate... and i think i can do it all under Tracker. But its too dificult to do it all in one go, and boy did i try!

So i've applied Warp Stabilizer and like the results.

What i'd like to do is apply another round of warp with different settings, or stabilize, to the previous result.
Everything i try (i found i can drag anther Warp onto the clip) keeps affecting the original.

How can i apply an effect to the result of previous effects?

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Tero Ahlfors
Re: apply an effect twice
on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:16:34 am

Precomp or render it, then try again. Why don't you just mess around with the Warp Stabilizer settings to fine tune it?

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Michael Szalapski
Re: apply an effect twice
on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:51:55 pm

Warp Stabilizer has a lot of settings which you can tweak. What is it doing (or not doing) that you want to add?

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Jonny Webb
Re: apply an effect twice
on Jul 4, 2012 at 9:11:23 am

After much reading it seems precomp is the only way to go. I think its a rather peculiar method that can add a lot of confusion and difficulty, until one has spend hours mastering it methodology!

With a comp, apply an effect. In my case warp stabilizer.
then drag the comp onto the new comp button and voila, a new comp.

this new comp, known as a precomp, shows up as a single item - ready for new effects, etc.

I could then add my scaling and rotations, precomp it again
Add another stabilizer (as warp is not as good as advertised!), precomp it again,
Add color and contrast fixes, precomp it,
etc etc.

Just be careful about adjusting previous comps - you have to remember what knock-on implications they can have...

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