Locking off a shot


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Locking off a shot

Although Warp Stabilizer is commonly used to smooth existing camera movement, you can also use it to completely lock off a shot. That means if you find yourself out there shooting an interview or a clean plate and you forgot your tripod, it may be good enough to hold the camera as steady as you can and then fix it in post. So here we have a source shot that's almost locked off but in fact it is bouncy and handheld. Let's take a look at what happens if we actually block it off completely. This time I'm going to apply Warp Stabilizer from the Effect & Presets menu.

So if I search on Warp, you see it under the Distort menu. I'll just double click it and once again it starts analyzing automatically. During the analysis or after, I can instead choose No Motion and that will just change the stabilizing portion. Now before you analyze this result technically, just look what it does for the cinematic quality of the shot. It now conveys a completely different and stronger story...

Locking off a shot
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Locking off a shot provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Mark Christiansen as part of the After Effects CS5.5 New Features

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Video
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After Effects
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