Mark Bremmer from MicroFilmaker Magazine takes an in depth look at CrumplePop BetterStabilizer, the plugin for fixing shaky video in FCPX and Premiere Pro. BetterStabilizer is part of the FXFactory family of products.
What is CrumplePop BetterStabilizer?
If you have shaky video footage from a drone, handheld camera, or GoPro®, then you can use BetterStabilizer by CrumplePop to stabilize your footage.
Fix shaky video footage
Easy presets like “Drone”, “Handheld”, and “Bike Mount”
Better and faster than the FCPX and Premiere Pro stabilizers
BetterStabilizer (Software Review) by Mark Bremmer
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
In doing some due diligence for this article, I came across several folks who use BetterStabilizer on multicam footage and simply adore the plug-in, even though they have other solutions available. Why? The simplicity of the plug-in versus the results, and the fact that you can simply drop BetterStabilizer on a clip as you would with any other effect. Specifically cited were cases of interviews with a non-stablized camera doing a head-shot. Both the background and subject had some level of motion that the plug-in was very good at fixing. Plus, the fix required no fiddling with extra controls as with some other solutions.
About Mark Bremmer
Mark Bremmer has operated his own commercial studio for over 18 years. He’s been fortunate enough to work for clients like Caterpillar, Colgate, Amana, Hormel Foods, Universal Studios Florida, and The History Channel producing stills, digital mattes and animations. Mark contracts regularly as an art mercenary with production houses that shall remain nameless by written agreements. If you’ve seen shows like The Voice, The Grammy or the ESPY Awards, then you’ve also seen some of Mark’s day-job work.
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Video noise – the messy grain that shows up in many videos – is a common problem. VideoDenoise by CrumplePop is a plugin that removes noise from your video.
Remove video noise resulting from incorrect camera settings, shooting in low-light conditions, or when your clips originate from a GoPro or mobile device. All this, right inside Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.
Automatically removes grainy noise from video
Whether your video was shot in low light conditions, on a GoPro®, or with a smartphone, video noise can wreck your video. You have probably seen it before – a distracting grainy mess that lurks in shadows and can make a shot look unprofessional. VideoDenoise by CrumplePop is a plugin that removes this noise, saving your shot.
Simple, easy controls
VideoDenoise is designed to be easy to understand and use. You can simply drag and drop the plugin onto your noisy clip. No need to hunt for noise in the frame or fiddle with complicated controls. While simple, VideoDenoise includes several powerful settings and tools. You have the choice of several powerful denoising algorithms, in addition to a high-quality sharpening tool for restoring detail after your video has been denoised. These are all available as simple menus and sliders. This allows you to denoise your video and finish your project quickly.