Using DaVinci Resolve to Correct than Handheld Footage

If you’ve ever wondered how to stabalise your footage outside of Adobe Premier or After Effects, you’re in the right place. Or, if you’re using DaVinci Resolve and you’re looking to get better at it, this quick tutorial will show you how to do that.

DaVinci Resolve is a great program from Blackmagic Design, who are renowned for their high quality products. The tutorial below will be using the free version of the program, so you can follow along. Or, you could go and grab some footage from anywhere, go for a jog and use your phone. Okay, maybe don’t worry about the jogging so much, but as a filmmaker, you should still be going outside to film. Anyway…

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The tutorial will go into using the tracker tool to stabalise your footage. The video uses footage from a relatively shaky handheld camera. Which means that you will see the full scope of what the tracker tool does and how to use it. Once your tracking is done you can configure the amount of stablisation you want to apply to give using the custom controls. The great thing about this feature is that it is very quick to setup and use. It’s also fast to show you the variations using the custom controls will give you.

The tutorial goes into how to expertly stabalise the footage like the pros, tunnelvision.tv goes into getting around the pesky black bars that appear, how to get the best smooth motion out of your footage and how to get rid of the warping effect that can sometimes happen with stablisation.

Source: TunnelVision YouTube