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Any Planned Stabilizer Improvements??

Mar 9, 2013 1:53 AM

Tags: #stabilize #shaky #shaky_video #video_stabilization #video_stabilizer

I've been testing a few different video editing programs, running through trials, embracing a few programs, and quickly uninstalling many others after momentary glimpses of their shoddiness.

 

PE 11 is currently at the top of my list, and I'm so very near to closing the deal right now.  A few minor features I'd prefer be different -- or, "fixed," IMO (like the fact you can't lock tracks!) -- but the stabilization abilities of this program baffle me.  So much else about PE 11 is ..,appropriately enough... premiere, but the stabilization is just horrible.

 

Stabilizing shots from a more or less stationary point is one thing, but when the camera is moving forward or looking to the side (shoreline from a relatively smoothly running boat), the video stabilization does no good whatsoever.  In fact, it actually makes things worse -- what was a somewhat rough looking ride is now peppered with spasmic jerks in some random direction, every second or two.  I've toyed with the parameters (smoothing, direction, etc), but to no avail.

 

If virtually all the other "acceptable" trials I'm running now weren't doing a better job with stabilizing these shots (one program, in fact, superbly so), I'd not be here expressing this concern.  But, looking at PE 11 as a whole, I have to presume the brains behind the software just haven't gotten to improving video stabilization since some much-earlier version.

 

And so my question is: are you guys working on bringing your video stabilization up to par?  If so, will that be included any time soon?  Would that be an update I'd get for free, after buying the current version?  Are there third-party plug-ins I can use here, and how much are those?

 

Thanks in advance.

 
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    Mar 9, 2013 6:54 AM   in reply to keglined

    Only Adobe knows.

     

    This is a user-to-user forum.

     
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    Mar 9, 2013 8:10 AM   in reply to keglined

    >features I'd prefer

     

    Tell Adobe at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     

    The more people ask for something, the greater the chances that Adobe will add/fix/change something

     
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    Mar 9, 2013 9:01 AM   in reply to keglined

    If virtually all the other "acceptable" trials I'm running now weren't doing a better job with stabilizing these shots (one program, in fact, superbly so), I'd not be here expressing this concern.  But, looking at PE 11 as a whole, I have to presume the brains behind the software just haven't gotten to improving video stabilization since some much-earlier version.

     

    Would you please post which one program does it superbly?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Bill

     
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    Mar 19, 2013 12:31 PM   in reply to keglined

    keglined wrote:

     

    ............PE is by far the most stable, and produces the best cleanup of my footage, overall (lighting/gamma/etc). 

    2 years ago I started learning video from scratch.  I tried the very-good-for-some-things software that came with my camera.  Then I decided to find the best NLE.  I was wasting a lot of time as they are all complicated.  I finally threw a dart and picked Premier Elements and enjoy it a lot as a gradually understand all of the layers on layers of features and tool.

     

    Bill

     
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    Mar 19, 2013 1:05 PM   in reply to keglined

    Were you trying this at http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family? which covers Premiere Elements as well.

     

    Cheers,
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    Neale
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    Apr 4, 2013 6:16 PM   in reply to keglined

    Photoshop.COM has become Adobe Revel. This FAQ Entry might be useful to you: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5006041#5006041

     

    Good luck,

     

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