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  • stablising rollercoaster footage

  • Graham Quince

    September 14, 2005 at 11:15 am

    Hi guys

    I’m incorporating some footage shot on a rollercoaster into a project and the footage is great, but perhaps a little bumpy. Obviously it’s moving, so i can find a spot to track, does anyone know of a way i can smooth the motion?


  • Steve Roberts

    September 14, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    AE’s motion tracker has a stabilizing function, but I believe it’s in the Pro version only.


  • Chris Smith

    September 14, 2005 at 1:40 pm

    Sure you want to get rid of the shaking? A lot of folks pay extra for that 🙂

    Chris Smith

  • Graham Quince

    September 14, 2005 at 2:45 pm

    Sorry for the confusion, i meant there’s no set point for me to track. Am i going to need hundreds of trackers just to stabilise it?

    I have AE 6.5 Pro


  • Steve Roberts

    September 14, 2005 at 2:57 pm

    To stabilize this shot automatically, you would track the car on which you are riding. If you can’t see the car, you can’t stabilize the shot by tracking. I think you’re SOL, unless you want to try a new tracking point every five frames or so. Ugh.

    This is one of those things that could have been solved on location by clamping a rig to the car, keeping part of the car in shot to provide a stable element. Now that could have been stabilized.

    Anybody else?

  • Graham Quince

    September 15, 2005 at 7:38 am

    Yeah thanks Steve

    That’s what i figured, but was just hoping otherwise.


  • Steve Roberts

    September 15, 2005 at 2:50 pm

    Yep — some kind of intelligent motion analyzing tracker would be nice … one that can separate the jerky from the smooth. Hmm …

  • Graham Quince

    September 16, 2005 at 7:47 am

    Dear Santa…


  • Gints Apsīts

    September 20, 2005 at 12:56 am

    tray out steady move sometimes it preforms really good.

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