Step 2: Stabilize
In step two, you can set Smoothing, Rolling Shutter correction and Border Fill options without having to re-analyze. This means you can preview different settings in real time.
The Camera Motion dial tells Stabilizer how tight to try to “hold on” to the subject. This can be eased or increased to fine tune the look of your stabilized clip. Higher settings will produce smoother movements. In some conditions, if the Smoothing setting is set too high, it may cause panning interruptions in your footage or sudden side-to-side jumps.
The Fix Rotation checkbox tries to compensate for rotation in addition to the normal XY movements. In some cases, this may cause unwanted picture distortions. Toggle this option on and off to see which option better suits your footage.
Rolling Shutter Correction
Stabilizer comes with Rolling Shutter correction. Rolling shutter is a symptom of new CMOS sensors in cameras which capture the picture line-by-line over a short period of time. This can result in a skewed image if there was very fast movement during the frame’s capture, which becomes more perceptible once a picture has been stabilized.
Select a Scan Direction and dial up the correction knob to compensate for rolling shutter issues, which look like a wobbling image. If increasing correction makes the “wobble” worse, try changing the direction from “Up” to “Down.”
Border Fill gives you a variety of options to fill the borders created by the process of stabilization.
Select a Fill option. You can choose from Black, Fill, Fit, Original, Replicate, Transparent.
You can also adjust Crop and Feather sliders to fill the frame and change the way your border fill interacts with your footage.
Note: It is advised to crop in as much as acceptable instead of relying on border fill options for best results.
Click OK to go back to your video editing program where you can continue working on your project.
Video: Stabilization Comparison