This week we’ve got a short hyperlapse shot from my hometown. As usual, a simple hyperlapse wasn’t so simple to stabilize. Although the ground was very even (at an angle, but even), Warp Stabilizer couldn’t make it stable. There are some movement types that Warp doesn’t like (with some experience you could tell if the sequence is good or bad for stabilizng ;)). In this case there is very little foreground to track and very fast moving background. Check out the shot below and a little description 😉
For this shot I used just a tripod and GH4 camera. I had only 10-20mm lens (I just went out to find some spots for this week shot), so I decided to shoot that at 20mm to make the background moving faster. As usually, I didn’t use an intervalometer.
My stabilization workflow was quite similar to what I did in my stabilization tutorial – Hyperlapse Stabilization Tutorial. The result from Warp was awful, so I deleted that and started stabilizing position of one point using Stabilize Motion feature. I stabilized the head of the monument, because it was my reference point. The result was better, I manually fixed some bigger rotation issues – just to make it smaller, not perfect. It makes it easier for Warp 😉 So, the next step was to use Warp Stabilizer. This time Warp made much better job. Fortunately the rotation was fine now (I hate stabilizing that manually…). As usual, Warp ‘destroyed’ our previous head stabilization. The result is fine, but footage looks much better, when the fixed point is really fixed. Once again I made one point stabilization and here it is 😉
For the final adjustments, I duplicated the footage and time-reversed the second layer to make it a little more interesting 😉
That’s all for this week. As always, check out my Facebook group and see you next time!