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Image stabilization and tracking with Apple Motion

You can easily stabilize an image with Apple Motion using a tracking behavior.   Check out this Motion Tutorial on how to do this.

Continue reading for the full transcript of this Apple Motion tutorial.
 You can use Apple Motion's program to stabilize a video image by using tracking data.

Navigate to the file library  tab within the inspector window.  Drag a  clip into the canvas window.  

In this case, I'll use this green lizard.

Notice the shot shakes a bit while playing.

We can fix this by adding a stabilization behavior to the clip.

Click on the inspector tab within the inspector window.

Move down to add a tracker.

Drag the red tracking cross hairs within the canvas window onto the black eyeball of the lizard.

Move back over to the inspector window and click on the analyze button.

Motion will start the tracking process.

If by chance, Motion looses the correct tracking path, you can press the escape key to begin the process again from where the tracker gets lost.

After the tracking is completed, press play button to see the results.

The last step is to navigate to the border control to select zoom.  This will eliminate the black area around the video clip.

That's it!  You now you've stabilized the image.

For other great tips and tricks like this, or to enroll in an Apple Motion training course, visit GeniusDV.com.

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