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David Martin
Can't stabilize foreground
on May 1, 2014 at 8:07:07 am

I am having a lot of trouble stabilizing this shot.

http://f1.creativecow.net/7431/7431?uploaded=file

I've done plenty of stabilizing before without trouble. The background is stabilizing very nicely, but the rigid subject in the foreground (the point of sharp focus) is moving about in a very unnatural way.

I've tried every possible combination of stabilizing options, and I've played around with tracking points, but to poor effect. Ideally, I want to lock the camera to the rigid subject in the foreground ie no motion. Please help!


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Walter Soyka
Re: Can't stabilize foreground
on May 1, 2014 at 7:01:00 pm

Somewhat tough to tell from a still versus a video clip.

Have you tried the Warp Stabilizer?

Walter Soyka
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David Martin
Re: Can't stabilize foreground
on May 2, 2014 at 11:18:51 am

Hi Walter, yes. I have tried the warp stabilizer and every possible variation within the settings. I've also tried Mocha, but still I get this isolated movement. I just want to pin the camera movements down, and I'm sure there must be a way to do this.

Here's a sample of the video post-stabilization. The background is beautifully smooth but the foreground is a disaster...

http://reels.creativecow.net/film/21555


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Walter Soyka
Re: Can't stabilize foreground
on May 2, 2014 at 2:12:47 pm

Honestly, I would cheat here -- I would freeze a frame, mask out the trunk, and scale it up just enough to cover the movement of the real moving trunk beneath.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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David Martin
Re: Can't stabilize foreground
on May 2, 2014 at 6:28:36 pm

Spot on! So simple. So effective. Foreground solid, with 'no motion' warp stabilizer nailing the background. Exactly the effect that I wanted. Can't believe how many hours I spent trying to get this right. Mark of a user without proper training. Many thanks, Walter!

Rough result...

http://reels.creativecow.net/film/21560

David


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