9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2013 9:36 AM by Karsten Schlüter
aapl.crox Level 1 (0 points)

Is final cut pro stabilization out of date? Because I've uploaded an unstabilized video to youtube just for fun, but to my surprise youtube started stabilizing the footage automatically and it does a lot of a better job than the stabilization in FCPX. Do others have this experience as well?

 

Am I not using FCPX's stabilization correctly? I thought it's just checking the box and then putting the sliders to max? Are there third party stabilization I should use with FCPX?

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,290 points)

    It's not bad, but it's not the best out there. Motion ($50) gives you more control. Warp Stabilizer in After Effects probably has a lot of fans, but it will cost you.

     

    Russ

  • aapl.crox Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you have the link to motion? Also, can I use Warp but still stick to FCPX and not Premier?

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,202 points)

    Russ H wrote:

    …  but it's not the best out there. Motion ($50) gives you more control. …

    can you elaborate this in a few (for me:simple) words, Russ?

    … thought, there's no differences.

     

    about YouTube:

    Read an article about YTs technique - it uses some-kind of 3D-representation of the frames content; so, it stabilizes 'perspective' too, what a flat x/y-axis algorithm can't.

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,290 points)

    Motion is available in the App Store. Take a look at this article this artiicle about its stabilization capabilities.

     

    For a more comprehensive look at Motion, take a look at the tutorials on MacBreak Studio and Creative Cow.

     

    After Effects is available for "rent" from Adobe. As I recall the single app price is $1/mo @19/month  but I could be wrong. You wouldn't need to use Premiere. You'd stabilize the clip and export it; then import into FCPX.

     

    Russ

     

    Message was edited by: Russ H to correct link

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,290 points)

    Few words

     

    Russ

  • aapl.crox Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, how do I send a video from FCPX to Motion/Warp?

  • aapl.crox Level 1 (0 points)

    Karsten Schlüter wrote:

     

    Russ H wrote:

    …  but it's not the best out there. Motion ($50) gives you more control. …

    can you elaborate this in a few (for me:simple) words, Russ?

    … thought, there's no differences.

     

    about YouTube:

    Read an article about YTs technique - it uses some-kind of 3D-representation of the frames content; so, it stabilizes 'perspective' too, what a flat x/y-axis algorithm can't.

     

    That is amazing technology, I didn't know youtube is so sophisticated! Do you know if there's a way to get this technology into FCPX?

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,290 points)

    Unlike previous versions of Final Cut, you can't. (It's a much-requested feature request.)

     

    You'd bring your clip into Motion, stabilize, and import into FCP.

     

    Russ

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,202 points)

    aapl.crox wrote:

    …  Do you know if there's a way to get this technology into FCPX?

    Upload to YT, let it stabilize,download the final product

     

    Aside 'some' quality loss, due to heavy back'n forth compressing, this would be teh only option, which comes to my weird mind.

     

    Any sort of 'Digital Stabilzing' in post-production should always be the last option - use cameras with good optical stabilzers (Panasonic, Sony), use a tripod, use at last a monopod… !

     

    … what I'm fancy of is 'active gimbals', brand-name MöVI:

    MōVI: The Burton Session on Vimeo