Stabilizing Your Video Footage: Part 1

In this issue, I’ll discuss the image stabilization task in general, and analyze the usability, quality, and performance of Final Cut’s SmoothCam filter and Motion’s Stabilize behavior. In essence, these are the free tools that you likely already have. In the next issue, I’ll compare these to three other image stabilization filters available from third parties; specifically Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Steady, the Image Stabilizer in CHV-Electronics MotionTracker-collection and the Boris FX Boris Continuum Optical Stabilizer Mac.

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Adobe After Effects: Create Audio-driven Effects with BCC 7 AE’s Beat Reactor Technology

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Audio-Synched Events

In this video tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe takes a look at Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE’s new Beat Reactor technology. Beat Reactor is a new BCC 7 AE filter that lets you sample specific bands of audio from a clip and uses the sampled audio levels to drive effect parameters. In addition to being available as a standalone BCC 7 AE filter, the new Beat Reactor technology has been added as a built-in feature for many other BCC 7 AE filters. Beat Reactor makes it easier to generate audio-driven effects such as adding a pulsing light, a glow, or even an image wipe that follows along with the beat of an audio track.

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Glow Transition

In this episode, we’ll create a nice Glow transition using a Boris Continuum Complete Effect that ships with Media Composer.

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Boris FX Continuum Complete: Using Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE’s Noise Reduction Filter

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Image Enhancement

In this video tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe takes a look at Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE’s new Noise Reduction filter and Compare Mode feature. BCC Noise Reduction safely removes unwanted video noise and artifacts from image clips while preserving all of the detail contrast in the original image. BCC 7 AE’s new Compare Mode feature allows you to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side view or a live split-screen view.

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Boris Continuum Materials: Boris Continuum Materials Unit

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Backgrounds

In this Boris TV episode, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create an ultra-realistic image using the new Boris Continuum Materials Unit in conjunction with Adobe After Effects and MAXON CINEMA 4D.

 

 

Boris Continuum Complete: Save the Shot by Removing Unwanted Objects

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Motion Tracking and Stabilizing

You have a perfect clip for the project. The scene is right, the weather is perfect, the camera move is nice, but there is a clearly-recognizable person walking across the street. And you do not have a release from that person or time to ask for one. Not to fear: you can still save the shot with Boris Continuum Complete’s Motion Key tool.

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BorisFX Continuum Complete: Animated Text on a Path Using Boris Continuum Complete’s Extruded Text Filter

Chapter: Titling

Topic: 3D Text

Dirk de Jong has been in the video software industry for more than 12 years working for companies serving the film and video post production market. Currently he is a product manager at Boris FX, a leading developer of graphics and effects software, where he has worked for almost 9 years.

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