Canon IS lens and you would have had beaufitul steady footage.
Is it me or does the unstabilised footage seem not to exhibit the jello-cam effect? I mean it's wonky as hell but I'm not noticing jello...
CS6 trial is out now so you can try the new Rolling Shutter plugin and some warp stabilization and see how it performs:
For a shot like this, you really probably don't want to use the subspace warp method. Try perspective and then position/rotation/scale methods and see what's the best.
I'd probably take your smoothness value up at least to 100%, remember you can go above 100%, and it's very common to do so.
In advanced settings, go ahead and check detailed analysis. (it will take longer to do analyze/stabilize/render be aware)
Once you've tried those things, if you still see rolling shutter - especially if you're just doing a p/r/s method - switch to enhanced rolling shutter reduction.
There's some good information from Adobe. They generally have very good help documentation and tutorial videos - creative cow is a good place for adobe stuff as well... It's usually easier to find an answer by searching the help documentation than it is googling or posting a question somewhere. Not that I mind helping.
Also, for tracking/stabilization it can be helpful sometimes to pre-process your footage. If you're having problems getting a good result, and depending on the footage... try some of these things: Get your wb/exposure set and use an s-curve to increase contrast - it can be okay to clip things like the sky that you won't have tracking points for anyways... then increase the sharpness/local contrast using up to a few unsharp masks with various pixel values. If there's something throwing off your track, like somebody moving around in the foreground when you really want to stabilize the horizon - use an alpha channel to mask such areas out. Also, you may need to correct for lens distortion - this can make a huge difference. Also, you can just go ahead and crop the image if there are edge problems/distortions. Once you've got a good result, simply copy the results to your original (or graded) footage and voila.
If you don't have to do any of that and it works right off the bat that's great - but because the way it works in after effects, I would save it for last in the chain of processing (but probably before sharpening and regrain) - after you've done your color adjustments/etc. Otherwise, you lose a lot of valuable image data.
|« Previous Thread | Next Thread »|