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  • FC6 smoothcam jerky

    Posted by Alan Stephens on March 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve been having this problem with Smoothcam on projects I have backed up with media manager. When I open the project the Smoothcam starts re-applying the filter to the previously smoothed clips. When it finishes the clips are jerky. It seems it has applied Smoothcam to the Smoothcam. I can reinsert the clip and apply a new Smoothcam filter to fix.
    There doesn’t seem to be a way to remove the filter so as to start over.
    Is their any way to fix this with the clips already edited on the timeline?


    Rafael Amador replied 16 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Rafael Amador

    March 24, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    When you apply SmoothCam to a clip, the plugin generates a file in the same folder than the clip with the data necessary to stabilize THAT CLIP.
    When you use the MM you are making new clips and the files wrote by Smootcam are related to the original clips. So two solutions;
    – Render the Smoothcam before to use the MM.
    – Apply the Smootcam to the clips of the project creted by the MM.
    The second way will give you better results and will be faster.
    If you apply the Smoohcam before the MM, Smoothcam will analise the whole of the clip. Not only what you have in your time-line.
    This is not convenient because SmoothCam will try o correct the more shaky frames of each clip. Then will apply that correction to the whole clip. Even to the frames less shaky.
    The best way is to edit your shoots getting rids of the images with too much movement. Once you have the cuts, use the MM. In the new project apply Smoothcam. The process will be fast because only the image in your sequence will be analised.

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