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Stabilize Shaky Footage

Lesson 28 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Stabilize Shaky Footage

Lesson 28 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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28. Stabilize Shaky Footage

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
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Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
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Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
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CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Stabilize Shaky Footage

after effects has a great built in stabilizer. Here's this video clip, shaky camera that you can find in the project files and I'm just looking at the first five seconds of it and you can see that it has that sort of handheld quality to it. Some people like that. But oftentimes I get a little bit annoyed with it. I'd rather have it to be a little bit more stable and smooth. If you want to stabilize video footage like this, just right, click the layer and choose or stabilizer. Vfx. This is the same type of warp stabilizer that's available in premiere pro So if you know that you'll know how this one works. Once you apply it, it's going to initialize and analyze the video clip that you've added. So the shorter the video clip, the better actually so that it doesn't have to analyze everything. And also you want a clip where the shot is relatively the same. You don't want the camera to be panning around changing the shot within this exact same shot because it's analyzing everything. So it's ...

good if it's in one location and then once it does that it will actually go through each frame and stabilize. And if you don't want it to have to actually stabilize everything. What I definitely recommend is trimming in to your comp work area. So if I cancel this the night reanalyze, you'll see that it's only going to stabilize frames one through 27. So you can see it's kind of shaky right here and then let's see what happens after this stabilizes. You'll see the orange bar stabilizing. Now, if we play this through, look at that smooth buttery, I love it. You get rid of those little hand jitters that you get when you're shooting handheld, you can control the amount of smoothing and stabilizing through this smoothness percentage. It automatically sets the settings to what typically works best with the warp stabilizer. The result is smooth motion and not no motion if you want absolutely no motion. Sometimes it can be done. It depends on the clip like this one is pretty good. See look at no motion at all and what's happening is it's actually sort of warping the image. It's rotating it, it's changing the position, it's scaling it so that there is no motion. Let me just show you what happens when I change the method from subspace warp to position, scale and rotation. And then I changed the framing to stabilize only. So this is actually what's happening. You can see that the frame, your video composition is actually moving around, it's rotating. See look how it's rotating around so what it needs to do or what this effect does is it scales it, it crops it if necessary and so you will be punching in a little bit on the clip, meaning you will zoom in a little bit more. But the result is you get this more stable. Look if the no motion doesn't work for you or even if the smooth motion looks a little bit wonky because sometimes depending on how much camera shake there is, it can look a little bit digital, you can decrease the smoothness and that will make it a little bit less stable but better than having something that looks sort of distorted and then just play around If sub space warp doesn't work for you, try these other ones. Typically this is going to be the best option though to do an even better job, click under the advance and do detailed analysis and we'll go through all the frames with more detail and try to stabilize it even better. But usually without this it does a decent job. But even without this it does a decent job. So that's the stabilizer right within after effects.

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