I am using Adobe Premier Elements 10 for videos made primarily from POV (Point of View) cams (GoPro), so a lot of my videos require stabilisation. Unitl now I have not been able to get satisfactory results as the inbuilt stabiliser in APE10 does not reduce the shakes, in fact it makes it worse.
The video clip I am testing is shot from a moving car, a major portion of the cloud and blue sky filled horizon is not moving (appart from camera shake), whereas the closer you get towards the bottom of the picture there is more movement (apart from camera shake). For this test video the camera was pointing forward in the direction of the car travel.
So here is what I have tried:
Stabilisation: number from 0 to 100. Did not have an effect
Background Use Original tick box: selected or unselected. Did not improve stabilisation
Zoom, number: tried 100%, 120%, 140%, all this did was give a fixed zoom in to remove the black borders but did not improve the stabilisation.
Correction limit to zoom tick box: selected or unselected. Did not improve stabilitation.
Naturally once I set the property, I rendered the clip.
Even if I clip this video to show just the sky, then stretch it out so the whole screen is just the sky (mixture of blue sky and clearly defined cloulds), the image stabiliser does nothing to stabilise it, the stabilisation gets worse!
So what solutions are open to me?
I don't want to use a product outside of APE, I want to it be plug-in either third party or one from Adobe, or some tip to make the standard stabiliser work.
I've tried ProDad, but this blurs the image, so have crossed this one off the list (have seen vids from other people and they had the same problem).
I've heard all the rage about the Adobe Warp stabiliser from Adobe Premier Pro, but that would require me to fork out approx $1300 which I am not prepared to do. Any chance of just getting the Warp stabiliser as a plugin to APE10 and if so how much?
Yes I have read the manual, very brief write up which did not solve my problem.
I am using this on a Mac, so can't use any of the PC plugins.
Thanks in advance,