After Effects: How to stabilize footage natively in AE
Here's an excerpt from the School of Motion tutorial:
Most of us rely on gear to help us achieve the shots we want, which is why we utilize a Steadicam or 3 axis gimbal. However, not everyone can afford this. But don’t fret there is hope. As long as you can capture a shot without it looking like a two year old was holding the camera, After Effects can help you do the rest.
Stabilizer tools native to After Effects
First up let’s take a look at the built-in stabilization tools in After Effects itself and how they can benefit us and our projects. First we’ll take a look at the current standard for stabilization, then we’ll take a look at a useful legacy approach.
If the native tools in After Effects are not enough, here are some AE plug-ins that can help with stabilizing footage:
- NewBlueFX Essentials Stabilizer
- CoreMelt Lock & Load X
- proDAD Mercalli V4 Suite for Adobe
- ReelSteady for After Effects
- Boris Continuum Unit: Image Restoration
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Posted by Kim Sternisha