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  • Mark Pfeffer

    January 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    So, I have a continuous shot that was filmed at 6k.

    It was filmed on a steadicam rig. The op did very well for the move but there is still some human error involved. I’ve stabilized a thousand shots but none this long.

    Any ideas on how to properly stabilize a :50 second shot?


  • Mark Pfeffer

    January 9, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for your response Dave. My question is more geared towards software and approach. I feel like Adobe’s stabilizers won’t handle a long shot well. The shot as well, is fairly dynamic.

    Wondering if Resolve’s solver would be best.

  • Blaise Douros

    January 9, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    If you’re talking about using Warp Stabilizer, just let it cook away, and start with a low number for your Smoothness setting–like, 5%. If that’s not enough, then you can crank it up a little. Make sure to use the Detailed Analysis under Advanced settings.

    If you’re talking about resolving a couple of minor shakes, you can use the old-fashioned point-track stabilizers, and keyframe in and out of stabilized sections; i.e. when everything is fine, return the comp to its normal position and size.

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