Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Balancing crop and smoothness, part of After Effects Guru: Tracking and Stabilizing Footage.
…As you work with the shot, you could decide how much it crops and…scales to affect the overall quality of the output.…For example, in this case I'm using smooth motion.…And you'll notice the choice to crop less or smooth more.…By default, it's at 50%.…And in this case, it's an even balance.…If I tell it to crop less.…You'll notice that the shot is less zoomed up.…However, we have more vibration, and you can see some of the flaws of the shot.…
Now, compared to the original it's still more stable.…Some of the mechanical vibration is removed.…In this case it's not bad, but it's a little rough.…But, this is ultimately up to you.…Instead of just adjusting the smoothness value, you can…really split the difference here and fine tune how much it's affecting the shot.…Using the smooth more property is going to favor a smoother shot and…thus increase the overall crop.…If you look at Stabilize Only, you won't see this.…You need to use one of the scaling options, or the crop option.…
And you'll see that this affects how much the shot is cropped in order to…
- Analyzing footage
- Using the 3D camera tracker to stabilize footage
- Choosing and moving a target
- Adding 3D text to a scene
- Tracking an object
- Applying the Warp Stabilizer VFX
- Choosing a stabilization method
- Reducing rolling shutter distortion
- Matching movement
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Using the 3D Camera Tracker
2. Working with Targets
3. Camera Tracker in Action
4. Working with Warp Stabilizer VFX
5. Refining the Warp Stabilizer VFX
6. Using Advanced Options
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