Sometimes your footage is simply too shaky. In this post we’ll take a look at four ways to stabilize footage using popular video editing software.

1. Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro

If you like to edit your projects in Premiere Pro, you’ll be happy to know that it includes an easy-to-use effect called Warp Stabilizer. The effect works automatically, so you don’t have to track anything by hand. There is also a smoothness parameter that allows users to dial in the right amount of stabilization for their projects.

This tutorial from Karl Miller shows us how to stabilize using the Warp Stabilizer.

2. Stabilization in Final Cut Pro

Similar to Premiere, Final Cut Pro has a built-in stabilization effect that can be adjusted to your smoothness level of choice. Users have further control over the smoothness of the position, rotation, and scale of their footage. Just navigate to the inspector, select the stabilization button, and turn up the sliders as needed.

This great tutorial from Dan Allen shows us how to use this feature in Final Cut Pro.

3. Track and Stabilize in DaVinci Resolve

While the Stabilizer in Resolve may leave something to be desired, it’s a great option if you’re on a budget. Users can easily add quick stabilization to their projects using this software without spending a dime.

The following tutorial from Ripple Training shows us how to stabilize in Resolve.

4. Stabilize in Avid Media Composer

Avid Media Composer may be a software designed with professionals in mind, but you don’t have to be an editing veteran to use the stabilization features. In the following tutorial take a look at how to motion track and stabilize footage in Media Composer.

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