Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Warp Stabilizer basics, part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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I am going to start out by demonstrating the brand-new Warp Stabilizer, …which was added in After Effects CS5.5.…For many shots, this is as close as it comes to just applying an effect and you're done.…However, there are ways of tweaking it if you want to improve its performance…and conversely, there are some shots that doesn't work so well on.…If you have access to the Exercise Files, open up the comp WS-Warp Stabilizer starter.…In it we have a shot of an elephant walking across the plain.…I am going to cue up a RAM preview of this shot, and you'll see that the camera…has a fair amount of bounce to it.…
There's also bit of a jerk at the start and stop of the camera movement, …and notice how it bounces up and down here at the end; stops and bounces.…Let's say we want to smooth out this camera movement as if it was on a nice …heavy tripod with a fluid head.…I am going to select my footage, open up Window>Tracker, and in After Effects CS5.5 …click Stabilize Motion.…In After Effects CS6 and later, there is a dedicated Warp Stabilizer button in this dialog.…
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- 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