3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2017 7:12 AM by Dave LaRonde

    Stabilize Camera Motion

    IDRISPHOTO

      Hi

       

      I have footage of an interview shot on a tripod but the DSLR was set to subject tracking therefore every time the subject moves in her chair the camera automatically adjusts the framing to follow her which causes the footage framing to move throughout the interview

      .   How do I correct that in after effects so that framing stays the same through out even though the subject is moving so I get a fixed position framing of the interview.  Thanks in advance for you help

       

      Idrisphoto

        • 1. Re: Stabilize Camera Motion
          Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Use the stabilise tools but track a static point in the background (presuming you have one.)

           

          If you can post an image of the shot we can suggest more specifically what you can track to.

          • 2. Re: Stabilize Camera Motion
            IDRISPHOTO Level 1

            Thanks

            I used stabilize motion to track a point on the chair.  I also used smaller clips since the interview is 20 mins long.

            • 3. Re: Stabilize Camera Motion
              Dave LaRonde Level 6

              IDRISPHOTO  wrote

               

              Thanks

              I used stabilize motion to track a point on the chair.  I also used smaller clips since the interview is 20 mins long.

              I think you're worrying about nothing.  I wouldn't even think about stabilizing those shots.

              I assume you'll cut away to B-roll during the interview subject bites.  It's part of the editing process. What viewer is going to remember that one particular interview subject has moved a bit amid all the other shots in thi9s piece?

               

              I don't think there's an individual on Planet Earth who would think, "HA! A mistake!  The camera moved between shots!"

               

              And if there is one, he or she really needs to find a useful purpose in life.