(And a bit of After Effects)
See here for the first-cut post. That video was a little rough around the edges so tidied it up a little and learnt a little more along the way.
These were done in Adobe After Effects, following the tutorial below almost word-for-word (except for the…er…words):
Also, at the end of tutorial, the guy renders the video with a transparent background for import into Premiere Pro.
Not sure if he was working with an older version of Premiere Pro (I have 2020) but there is a more streamlined and dynamic option, Adobe Dynamic Link, where you link to the actual Ae composition file.
Warp Stabilizer (Effect)
I came across this on some Premiere and After Effects tutorial being touted as the magic-fix to jerky footage. You run it through this (it takes a while) and it supposedly smooths out the kinks, rather like filming with Steadicam. Initially, I just set it to analyse and work its magic on all my clips but I did not have a great deal of luck with it – the result seemed if anything worse for some of them.
In the final cut it’s only applied to two clips:
- 0:28-0:33 the clip is slowed down to ~65%
- 0:52-1:00 the clip is in reverse. I figured Warp Stabilizer might help.
Because these are both speed/duration changes, you cannot apply Warp Stabilizer directly to them; you have to nest them and then apply WS to the nest. It does beg the question “Why didn’t Adobe put that in the warning?”