I am on chapter 13 of Adobe AE CS5 Classroom in a book and the first excercise is stabilization.
I have the provided piece of unstable movie footage as a layer.
I open the Tracker Panel and the footage is in the Motion Source pop up menu.
I click the Stabilize button as instructed.
The layer panel opens.
However it says that Current Track pop up menu shows Tracker 1 - but it doesn't
Only NONE is available.
and it says the Track Type is set to Stabilize - yes but it is greyed out.
It also says to check Position and Rotation in the Tracker panel - and they are checked but these are also greyed out.
It's probably something really simple but - what am I doing wrong?
I have tried first clicking the Track Motion button
now all the options are available
It didn't say to do that...
Are you looking at it in the COMP Window? It certainly sounds like it. Open the layer window for that layer and see what happens.