Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a stabilization, part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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If you have access to the Exercise Files that came with this course, open up the…project file, AEA_Tracking and Keying.aep.…If instead, you are following along using our book After Effects Apprentice 2nd…Edition, open up Lesson_09.aep.…Over in the Project panel, inside the Comps folder is a composition named…01-Stabilization*starter, double-click that to open it.…I'm going to start you off with a simple motion stabilization challenge.…I am going to press 0 on the numeric keypad to RAM Preview, or if you don't have…access to an extended keyboard, you go ahead and click on the RAM Preview button…over here in the far right of the Preview panel.…
This is some stock footage of wildebeests walking across the landscape, but…you'll notice that the shot is bouncing up and down.…If you're not quite sure about the motion, put your mouse over something that…should be stable, like these clouds, and see how they move in relation to…your stable cursor.…That will show up any stabilization problems in the shot.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Understanding motion stabilization and keying
- Performing a track
- Applying tracking to effects
- Keying with KEYLIGHT
- Replacing images
- Improving the composite
- Garbage masking
- Dealing with interlaced footage