Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Improving POV Cam Footage with a few Tricks in Adobe CC

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Stabilizing, Lens Correction, Camera Filters and more…

Whether you’ve strapped your GoPro to a car, motorcycle, boat, plane, snowboard, skateboard or a UAV, chances are you will need to stabilize that shaky footage, do some quick color correcting or do some lens correction to eliminate the wide FOV inherent with these POV cams. I’ll share with you some tips on “fixing” your footage and images, including links to additional online video tutorials from my colleagues at Adobe.

I recently did a presentation for the SF Cutters group at Adobe SF to show some quadcopters and POV footage with the workflow in post-production to make it look better. Besides the obvious questions about the quadcopters themselves, it was obvious that everyone was struggling with getting better results from their GoPros, so I thought I would share some of those tips in this article.

Normally, if I’ve done a good job of mounting my GoPro Hero camera or stabilizing my quadcopter in advance, then all I have to do is a quick edit of the footage or images and do some color correcting in Photoshop, Premiere Pro or After Effects CC. But when things get shaky, loose or just need a little help, there are some go-to procedures I use to get me useable footage. I’ll share a few examples and techniques with you here…

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