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Smoothing camera movement

Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2008, 10:18pm

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Dark Pivot

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I know this may sound noobish, but it doesn't hurt to ask. unsure

Is it possible to smooth camera movements with any fxhome products? Or if not, anywhere I can find a good product besides Apple Shake?
Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2008, 10:31pm

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Axeman

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Nope, not in any of the FXhome products. This may seem obvious, but in general, its definitely worthwhile to get the camera movements the way you want them while filming. A good tripod is a fine thing, and even a makeshift steadicam/stabilizer can help a lot, and they are pretty inexpensive to make. If you [/i]have[/i] to hand-hold, even keeping the tripod connected to the camera, with the legs folded up, can help a lot in stabilizing the camera movements to reduce shakiness.

There are products that can remove the shake in many cases, but they will also result in a loss of resolution, so the results will never be as good as getting the shot right in the first place.

SteadyHand
DeShaker, for VirtualDub, is free.
SteadyMove is one of the better options out there, but is more expensive.

And I would think After Effects would have some sort of shake eliminator these days, but I can't say for sure.
Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2008, 10:44pm

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Dark Pivot

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Thanks a lot man! smile