I’ve been asked a lot for some post-production details of my hyperlapse shots. Finally I’ve decided to record the stabilization process of one shot. It’s quite interesting, mainly because it’s a shot, that Warp Stabilizer just couldn’t stabilize. The shot was handheld, I shot it from a ferryboat. The whole stabilization took about 30-35 minutes inside After Effects. The video shows my typical workflow for more difficult shots. Probably every timelapser does it a little different, so here’s my way 🙂

Below you can find out how I prepare the files before AE 😉

Post production before stabilization

I’ve used Holy Grail technique to change exposure during the shot, so of course I used LRTimelapse to compensate the exposure jumps and deflicker the sequence. I was working on RAW files from Panasonic GH4. I’ve exported from Lightroom smaller JPG files just to improve the performance of my machine during the screencast, usually I export full res JPGs out of Lightroom.

I hope you find this video useful. If so, let me know in the comments. Show me your stabilized hyperlapses in my facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/timelapse.hyperlapse. I hope to post more tutorials since now 😉 See you next time!




  1. Tomasz,

    Really appreciate making the time to do this tutorial and if one has a lot of knowledge already, then this is probably pretty good info.

    I am familiar with stabilization and have tried it but if you had more detail about how to move the tracking box and what the null object is for, would make this a more solid teaching tool.

    Thanks again, been enjoying your 52 timelapse project.

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