Topic: Image Stabilization and smoothing
When Apple released FCP 6, they introduced ‘SmoothCam’ a new filter, who’s technology comes from the Shake application. There are several things that we need to know about the analysis file that SmoothCam creates. First, it does take time for the filter to go through each and every frame and note the positions and movement of the pixels, however, this analysis goes on as a background process, which means that you can return to FCP and continue working while the analysis process continues. Second, the analysis files tend to be large in size, but this process only needs to be performed once. If you move the clip or change the In and Out points of the clip, the analyzed file will still work.