PC app to stabilize videos

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OP Shaurya2 Forum Member • Posts: 98
Re: PC app to stabilize videos

Thanks very much for your reply. This is quite helpful.

Guy Parsons wrote:

Some tips about shooting for post process stabilisation. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/tips-stabilizing-shot-post-production/

Thanks these are quite helpful. I hadn't thought of the resolution reducing. Does a 1920x1080p video still stay that resolution (presumably interpolated) or does that reduce to say ~1800x900 (depending on the use case) as well?

Most video edit programs have some form of stabilisation, some better than others. It always of course crops dramatically so the link above advice to shoot with a higher shutter speed, with wider angle lens than normal plus best to use 4K makes sense when the post process crops so much.

Google gives me pages like this when I search for best post process video stabilization. https://fixthephoto.com/best-video-stabilization-software.html usually the paid ones have maybe 30 days to trial before paying.

Would you happen to have had some experience with them and have a recommendation? There are a few and each of them seems expensive.

The Google for free stabilization software gives this page https://listoffreeware.com/best-free-video-stabilizer-software-for-windows/

I gave MovieMaker a try last year, and the resulting footage looked weird, I'll give it another try. Also the Arcsoft software that's only for stabilization would be worth looking at.

Some newer cameras include the stabiliser information along with the video so the appropriate software can "read" the stabiliser info and better apply to the result, better than the camera can do.

Sadly my camera is a bit old, and doesn't have this feature. I'll probably stick to this for another couple of years for now and work within its limitations. It works well otherwise.

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