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Remove Warp From Warp Stabilizer Using After Effects

Johnathan Paul

Warp stabilizer is a great tool, but sometimes it becomes part of the problem instead of a solution. Smooth out your footage with the following handy tips!

The very best way to get a completely cinematic smooth shot is to use a really expensive dolly setup. Or maybe a 3-Axis gimbal, which isn’t much cheaper. But if you can’t afford one of these options and are using a DSLR, then chances are you’re a skilled action grip, steadicam, or glidecam operator.

If you’ve ever used one of these tools and edited the results in Premiere Pro, then you’ve probably had to use warp stabilizer a time or two. You also probably noticed that warp stabilizer doesn’t always give you the smoothest shot. In fact, you can encounter more warping after using warp stabilizer than you did before! This issue arises due to tracking data interference during the analyzation process.

So, to help you out, we’ve found a great tutorial to help keep you from pulling your hair out and smooth your shots. Be sure to checkout this blog post by Matt Johnson from his site WhoIsMatt. In this article he shares his settings for warp stabilizer, which actually work really well. Now, they don’t always work with every shot, but in those times when they don’t? Use the tutorial below!

Want more After Effects tips? No problem. Check out these articles from our pals at RocketStock.

Have you had success using this technique? Do you know of a better workflow? Let us know in the comments below!