Hey there! I am attempting to stabilize a clip in after effects and attempting to stabilize only one axis of motion to avoid having to resize the frame. Any suggestions?
You simply stabilize as normal, then apply an expression to ignore one axis:
will only use X,
will only use Y, assuming your anchor point is smack in the middle of the layer...
Expressions go into the property that they are supposed to modify, in your case the position of the layer after you have applied the tracking data. I suggest you read the help on expressions just to be on the safe side...
The expression solution assumed that you were using the legacy point-tracker for stabilization, not the Warp Stabilizer.
You say that you're needing to do this to "avoid having to resize the frame". But you don't need to resize the frame if your using Warp Stabilizer. Just use the Synthesize Edges option. It's very important that you use these basic learning resources before trying to us the Warp Stabilizer:
This footage is far too shaky for the auto edges function (tried this first)
Wow, that must some really shaky footage. I suppose reshooting is out of the question, even though it would make your life a whole lot easier.....