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Alex: March 2010 Archives

motion_icon.gifSummary: Motion's Optical Flow-based shot stabilization is easy to use and consistently gives good results.  Tracker-based shot stabilization is a good option for shots with complex motion.

Earlier this week, we published a video blog on stabilizing footage in Apple Motion by using a tracker.  Tracker-based stabilization is an excellent option for footage with complex motion in the frame – say, a shot with actual camera motion AND a moving subject AND camera shake.  By placing and refining the tracker, you can very specifically indicate what portion of the frame should be stabilized.

But it's just the tip of the iceberg: like all of Final Cut Studio, Motion provides tons more ways to accomplish the same task.  One of the best and most reliable is the optical flow-based stabilizer, which works similarly to Final Cut's Smoothcam filter.

Read on for an overview ...

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