My last post, a general mediation on the Apple Macbook Air, Final Cut Pro X, and editing video while you are waiting attracted a reasonable number of comments. Stabilisation seems to be a hot topic at the moment, especially considering that it is one of the planks that Adobe’s new After Effects CS 5.5 is standing on. The piece of video I used to illustrate my recent post was a challenging piece for any stabilisation technology, considering that I was hand holding an iPhone 4, on a windy day, walking backwards on a beach!
In order to demonstrate what’s possible, I ran the same footage through the following tools:
- iMovie 11 on the Mac
- A demo ProDAD Mercalli V2 plugin for Premiere Pro CS5, hence the diagonal lines
- After Effects Warp Stabilizer in CS5.5