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  • Stabilisation-1st or last in post render chain?

  • jim bachalo

    July 3, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Can someone tell me when it is best to stabilize your footage, BEFORE CC and grading and other fx or AFTER?

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  • Todd Kopriva

    July 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I always do it first.

    For one thing, rotoscoping is _much_ easier on stabilized shots.

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  • Mark Lawrence

    July 4, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I have found that the optimal effect chain order changes according to content. For example, sometimes stabilization has worked more effectively on a graded scene, especially if it was done to enhance contrast or correct illegal levels. However, more artistic or aggressively graded scenes sometimes confuse the algorithm and therefore it is better to stabilize beforehand. So it’s trial and error.

    There’s one concrete rule though: if you’re using noise reduction, always do that prior to stabilisation as it helps the algorithm to concentrate on wanted detail and not on random noise.

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