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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials by Greg Staten

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Locking Down Shaky Camera Movement

Another stabilization technique aims to create a locked-down shot. All camera movement is removed, and the clip appears as if the camera were on a tripod. The same Stabilize effect is used, but instead of letting it perform an automatic stabilization, you intervene and set some parameters.

To create a locked-down shot:

1. From the Markers window, double-click the third marker with the comment “Stabilize: Lock Down Shot.” Again, the position indicator jumps to the marker’s location in the Timeline, ready to play the clip before adding any effects.

2. Make sure only the V1 track is highlighted; then press T to mark the clip, as shown in Figure 3.11.

Figure 3.11 Mark the clip.

3. Click the PLAY IN TO OUT button ...

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