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  • Mon, Dec 24 2012 1:23 PM

    Removing Camera Vibration From Video

    I used a Cannon HD video to record a couple performances of a Rock Band on a tripod with Mead vibration dampners(designed for a telescope) to try to eliminate the periodic resonant vibration created by the bass guitar on some notes.  It was marginally effective.  I still got the vibration in the HD video recording on the low G note.  Other resonant vibrations were eliminated by the Meade Dampners on the tripod base.

    One of the videos can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjiMKph09aw

    In this video, I used the Highhat stand light reflection and right microphone stand to mic holder white dot for tracking.

    I tried to remove the remaining periodic vibration using the stabilize plugin in Avid Media Composer 5.5 which ran automatically when I pulled the effect over to the track, with marginal results.  I changed the 50 to 100 in the tracking window and saw no improvement.  I am looking for ideas on what I might do to remove the vibration from the video when the bass player hits the low G note.  When that note is not hit, there is no vibration in the video.  Is there a technique using stabilize I am unaware of ?  There are several static lights in the video with great contrast that can be used for tracking, but, they obviously vibrate in the video with everything else with the resonant frequency camera shake. 

    Would pulling it into Adobe and using their stabilizer work better ?  Other ideas welcome.

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    Re: Removing Camera Vibration From Video

    I have found Prodad's Mercalli stabilizer one of the best I have used.

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  • Mon, Dec 24 2012 5:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Removing Camera Vibration From Video

    Looking at the footage, I don't see how a stabilization program will help. Individual frame appear blurred. A stabilization isn't going to correct that, FWIU.

    You might be able to remove the offending frames and use a program like After Effects to recreate them via interpolation. But I'm not sure, as I've never done that before.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Removing Camera Vibration From Video

    Yes.

    Progressive recording (60p) and a fairly high shutter speed vs arpeture would have benefitted the recording. If there is blur in each frame, tough to help that...maybe some cosmetic blur added might mask a bit.

    Likely the genesis for all the high motion, short takes, and grunge fx we see these days....cover.

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  • Tue, Dec 25 2012 3:51 AM In reply to

    Re: Removing Camera Vibration From Video

    Daniel,

    I really wonder if there isn't something else going on here. The amount of blur on some frames is way more than one would think a G chord from an electric base could cause.


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  • Tue, Dec 25 2012 8:08 AM In reply to

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    Re: Removing Camera Vibration From Video

    Not that this is any help but as far as I can tell there's also vibration nearly every bass drum beat (or are they called a "kick drum" these days?)... more noticeable about midway to the end.

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