2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2009 11:55 PM by Mylenium

    stabilizing a timelapse from jpgs

      Good Day,

      I have a set of 500 jpg's that I would like to make a time lapse out of.

      Unfortunately they were taken out of an airplane window & so I need to line up each frame with the last (rotate, nudge) to make it smooth.

      Can this be done in After Effects?

        • 1. Re: stabilizing a timelapse from jpgs
          Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional
          Your degree of success will depend on whether your images are suitable for such a task, with sufficient consistent points for the motion tracker to lock on to.

          Make sure your images are named sequentially. Then import them as an image sequence:

          http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906c6dea-7f81a.htm l

          Put the footage into a suitable composition, then use AE's Image Stabilizer on the footage:

          http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906c6dea-7c5ea.htm l

          Take note of some of the comments on that page, linking to information about the Mocha tracker, now bundled with CS4.
          • 2. Re: stabilizing a timelapse from jpgs
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
            Since each frame will have a different offset, this is going to be hairy even with mocha. Therefore you may wish to rely on an automated tool like Magic Bulled Steady that also does pixel motion blending to correct such artifacts. Also make sure to stabilize the color/contrast/brightness either with AE's "Auto-" color correction effects or dedicated tools like GB DeFlicker. That alone may greatly improve how your stuff looks.