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Emanuel SchwermerWarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Jun 1, 2013 at 7:32:40 pm

ProGuys,

a warm Hello from Munich!

I'm "PostProIng" and stabilizing a TimeLapseShot at the moment.
My prob is, if i "SubWarpStab" the clip, AE is cropping mostly the upper and left edges of my frames, fine for me! But i like to stabilize with the "position-method" only, this works better in my case for many reasons.
The trickiness here is, in this mode, AE is cropping the lower edge of the frame mostly and this is exactly my BIG problem! I tried it some 25 times now to hit the fluke - no chance - always the lower edge get's cropped! In my case, all edges can get cropped but please not the lower one.

Is there a way (or workaround) to force AE to crop rather the upper edge instead of the lower?

Many thanks for your thoughts guys!

Emanuel M. Schwermer, BVK

DoP and TimeLapseEnthusiast from Munich

http://www.firstcamera.de

PS.
Not a Pro in AE - but learning fast! (-;


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Clay ColemanRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Jun 1, 2013 at 11:36:49 pm

Never heard of that option, to nail one edge. I can't really imagine though why you would need that?

There's an excellent stabilizer in DaVinci by the way. If all you need is HD, it can be done in the lite version for free.

Cheers,
Clay


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Emanuel SchwermerRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Jun 2, 2013 at 12:48:41 am

Clay,
thanks for your answer first!
I'm working in 5K (4:2) (original DSLR RAW's -> TIFF) for 4K intermediate (16:9 reframed) and in the end 2K output.
The reason is simple why i need the lower edge, it is the "main-action-area"!
The upper edge is just clouds and sky, no prob to get cropped up there.
It would be all perfect for me, just the false two edges gettin' circumcised during PositioningSrabilizing.
I would need just to flip it!
Possible you think?

Cheers dude,

Emanuel


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Dave LaRondeRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Jun 2, 2013 at 12:18:35 pm

There are two ways to stabilize a shot in AE, and I assume you are using Warp Stabilizer. I would try nesting the comp that contains the high resoltion shot in a comp in the lower resolution for delivery.
You can then position the nested comp to reveal the lower portion of the shot and scale it if it is necessary.

When done, please go to Nockherberg and enjoy a Salvator for me. It's difficult to find in America.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Emanuel SchwermerRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Jun 2, 2013 at 1:22:18 pm

Dave,

thank you very much, this was very helpful!
And yes, you can definitely count on me when it comes to the Salvator beer!
(-;
Thank you very much - with unfortunately still rainy greets from Munich.

Emanuel


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Emanuel SchwermerRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Oct 13, 2015 at 6:56:13 pm

Hey Dave,

today I posted a question, what you possible already answered.
Let me know, how I exactly nest a 4K comp in HD comp please.

Thank you.

Emanuel

Emanuel M. Schwermer
Director of Photography, BVK
SpecialEffectsPhotography
Munich-Germany


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Dave LaRondeRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:17:10 pm

Very easy! Drag the 4K comp into the HD comp.

Then highlight the nested 4K comp and use a keyboard shortcut to make this layer precisely fit the comp. It is ctl-alt-f (windows) or cmd-opt-f (mac).

And good news on the beer front: I can now buy Salvator at a nearby grocery store. I am happy. Now I have convince the store it should have Spaten Oktoberfest when it is available.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Emanuel SchwermerRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:08:18 am

I'm very happy Dave your Salvator problem has been solved!
Must have been torture before. (-;

Thanks for helping me nesting!
That's really simple - I was looking for some function labeled "nest".

Last question on that:
Should I first stabilize the 4K-comp before nesting - or should I nest first the 4K in a HD comp prior warp-stab? Or does it makes no difference at all?

Many thanks again,

Emanuel

Emanuel M. Schwermer
Director of Photography, BVK
SpecialEffectsPhotography
Munich-Germany


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Dave LaRondeRe: WarpStab. favors 2 sides - i need the other two to be cropped
by on Oct 14, 2015 at 4:23:49 pm

When AE stabilizes footage, it retains all of the stabilization data and stores it in the project file. This means that the project file gets HUGE!

I would stabilize the footage in a separate project at 4K. I would then render it in a lossless codec, import the stabilized footage into the real project, and fit it into an HD comp.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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