Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Outsmarting the Stabilizer, part of After Effects CS5.5 New Creative Techniques.
In this movie I'd like to show you the workflow for fixing a common case that…may seem to trip up Warp Stabilizer, but where you can still use it.…Now, those who've worked their way through our After Effects Apprentice book…might recognize this shot from our Tracking Key chapter.…I'll RAM Preview and you'll see we've got a green screen stage, tracking dots…on the back wall, handheld camera.…Believe it or not, this shot will drive Warp Stabilizer crazy.…Warp Stabilizer makes some certain assumptions that the objects in the…foreground more or less in the middle of the screen are ones you want to keep stable.…
And it's the background they can go ahead and move to keep the foreground stable and…in the camera's framing.…However, this shot is exactly the opposite.…The background with the tracking dots is what we want to stabilize.…The foreground should be allowed to move whenever it needs to, to follow…the camera's movement.…Just to show you how it gets crossed up, I'll go ahead and apply Warp Stabilizer…
After Effects CS5.5 New Creative Techniques was created and produced by Trish and Chris Meyer. We are honored to host their material in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Adjusting the parameters in Warp Stabilizer
- Creating orbiting camera rigs
- Using the Camera Lens Blur effect
- Understanding focus and convergence
- Processing audio dynamically