New Software Takes Jitters Out of Videography

Doing some rotoscoping and want to clean up the shaky camera work in your source video? If your shooting style was so jittery that even your camera’s image stabilization technology didn’t do the trick, not to worry. A new plug-in from 2d3 offers professional and prosumer videographers and filmmakers using Adobe Premiere, PremierePro and Adobe After Effects a range of advanced, user-friendly features that automatically stabilize film or video footage. And all for just $99.

SteadyMove Pro uses innovative vision science technologies to estimate and compensate for camera movement frame-to-frame in a shaky sequence, producing a smooth clip. Built-in, key-frameable controls for smoothing and cropping allow the user to tweak the level of automated stabilization as needed for the desired effect. Advanced settings and options provide zoom smoothing, automatic cut detection, intelligent cropping and super stabilization for static shots.

“2d3 was established to develop applications for video and movie makers based upon its expertise in visual geometry," says Chris Steele, director of business for OMG, 2d3’s parent company. "We incorporated this technology into our first product, boujou, providing the industry with its first automated 3D camera tracking application. With SteadyMove Pro, we’ve applied similar technology to the problem of shot stabilization."

SteadyMove Pro is currently supported for use on Windows platforms. To find out more about the product or to purchase the plug-in, visit www.2d3.com.