by V Renée, nofilmschool.com You don’t need to drop a ton of cash on a camera stabilizer to get smooth shots. Gimbals, monopods, and other camera stabilizers can help you shoot beautiful images, but many of them are hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you’re a no-budget filmmaker, there are plenty of ways to stabilize […]Read more "Dirt Cheap DIY Ways to Stabilize Your Camera"
By Caleb Ward, Premumbeat On top of being a pretty fantastic compositing and motion graphics software, After Effects is a great tool for smoothing out video footage. While it’s always better to keep your footage as smooth as possible when on set, if you sit down to edit your footage and realize it’s too shaky, […]Read more "3 Ways to Stabilize Motion in After Effects"
October 6, 2015 by V Renée, nofilmschool Forget using expensive dolly tracks or handheld gimbals to pull off beautiful camera moves. You’ve got a car, right? Admittedly, using cars to get these shots is kind of an old school technique that indie filmmakers have been using for a long time, especially before handheld 3-axis gimbals […]Read more "Tutorial: Your Car is (Still) Your Best Friend for Capturing Smooth Tracking Shots"
May 6, 2014 by Larry Jordan There’s a new feature in the image stabilizer section of FCP X called Tripod. What this does is stabilize an image so solidly that it looks like it was shot on a tripod. We now have a second stabilization option that may work better in some instances. In addition […]Read more "FCPX’s Tripod Mode"
June 16, 2012 by Michael Zhang Physics guru David Prutchi recently came across a line of professional grade gyroscopic camera stabilizers by Kenyon Laboratories. They cost thousands of dollars each, but Prutchi noticed that the designs hadn’t changed much since they were first patented in the 1950s. He then set out to create his […]Read more "DIY Gyroscopic Camera Stabilizer Made On the Cheap"
February 13, 2011 by Future Media Concepts Abba Shapiro, a speaker for FMC, uses a Video Filter to make a video shot on a handheld camera more stable to the eyes. He also explains exactly how the filter makes the video less shaky. Click here to view the video…Read more "Smoothcam Filter in Final Cut Pro"