I've got CS3 and Stabilize is built in. I'm a newbie with AE and I just tried it on a piece of footage. It kindof worked but not as good as I would have liked.
I wonder if its me missing something or is it just a fact that AE's built in Stabilize is not so good.
Do I have to invest in a plugin? If so, which one is good?
yes, I must admist to being pretty much a newbie at AE.
I used Stabilize in Final Cut and Motion.
I've been playing around with it and the results I am getting are OK but not as smooth as I would like.
Are the plugins you can buy a lot better than AE CS3's built in?
I don't know what was available for CS3, might be cheaper to update to CS4 or CS5 and get Mocha.