Cleaning up the results of a stabilization


show more Cleaning up the results of a stabilization provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying show less
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Cleaning up the results of a stabilization

Inevitably, once you stabilize a shot, you will now need to perform some cleanup. The reason is, After Effects is having to animate the position of your original footage layer to make the image contained inside that clip appear stable, and as a result edges of the original clip may start to creep across the composition boundaries exposed in the background. I have created a very bright pink background here, so you can actually see it peaking out around the shot. If I just left my background black, it may not have been so obvious.

That's why I use a really garish Background Color. If you want to set or change the Background Color yourself, go to the Composition Menu; in previous versions of After Effects there was a separate menu item called Background Color, now it's actually inside Composition Settings. I'll Cancel and turn my footage back on. If you want to continue to use this shot full frame, you will need to scale it up and reposition it so that the edges do not uncover pa...

Cleaning up the results of a stabilization
Video duration: 3m 0s 3h 22m Intermediate Updated Dec 12, 2012

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Cleaning up the results of a stabilization provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying

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Video
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After Effects
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