mocha Fundamentals Chapter 9a: Stabilize in After Effects

August 9, 2012

What you’ll learn:

  • Use Stabilize in mocha & After Effects
  • How to pick your focus point for Stabilization
  • Creating a smoothed shot

This tutorial is all about Stabilization; how it can help us in mocha and how
we can use the tracking data in After Effects. We discuss how to shift
narrative focus within a shot just by changing the shape that we build the
stabilized effect on. This gives us a good deal of control in the scene. In
After Effects we see the methods for stabilizing position, then scale and
rotation using Expressions. We then work on creating a smoothed shot to
maintain the camera move but take out the bumps. Along with this, we see some
quick techniques for filling in missing edge details.