Warp Stabilizer in After Effects CS5.5 – fix your shaky footage!

by planetmitch3 Comments

Have some shaky footage you need to fix? Warp Stabilizer in After Effects CS5.5 might just be the fix you need. First brought to our attention by Maik Thomas who wrote this article “MY FIRST TEST WITH THE NEW ADOBE CS5.5 WARP STABILIZER” and today we’ve seen some other samples that look pretty impressive.


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Maik’s first test video

Again, please read about the details on Maik’s blog

Adobe CS5.5 Warp Stabilizer stop motion Example from Maik Thomas on Vimeo.

shot with:

Canon EOS 7D (reviews)
Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye
Monopod

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More samples

Today, we saw David Aldrich post about his sample footage shot with the dreaded iPhone (just kidding – this looks great!)

Warp Stabilizer Test iPhone Edition from David Aldrich on Vimeo.

Shot a couple of landings with my iPhone with Zacuto iPhone Point’n’shoot. Stabilized with the Warp Stabilizer in After Effects CS5.5

Warp Stabilizer Test from David Aldrich on Vimeo.

Best results I’ve had yet with the Warp Stabilizer. Too bad the footage isn’t in HD. It was shot hand held from a Paraglider.

Wow, this is looking pretty good! Thought you’d like to try it out if you have After Effects CS5.5

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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2 comments
Eric
Eric

Interesting but I still see major warping with the image in the first shot, which at 1080p is really noticeable, so it's close but yet so so far away from producing something that is useable. It's a massive pain in the neck trying to smooth out 5D run and gun footage, there is just so much microshake that affects the image, which when combined with the rolling shutter effect is just brutal if you are after pro results. I wish there was a product that could do it but in all my tests I've yet to see any software that can truly fix shakey+rolling shutter effected footage that is shot on non-Canon IS glass. I've just reached the conclusion one has to use a tripod or a steadicam, it's just unfixable.

Mickey Jones
Mickey Jones

This is huge! That after footage looks amazing. I'm bummed because I recently bought 5.0 and there isn't a free upgrade or even a discounted upgrade to 5.5. C'mon Adode. Take care of your customers.