Just started playing with video in iMovie ’09 at lunch today and thought it might fun to see how it deals with hand held video.
Here’s the stabilized version of the fisheye video I shot with my D90 at WordCamp Whistler:
and here’s the original:
The color differences are just my output settings in iMovie and then uploaded to Flickr (and compressed down to flash)….I just wanted to focus on the movement, rather than color matching/correction.
It does seem to stabilize the shaky-cam-ness of the original but at a cost…it seems to me that the video looks like I had it mounted on a tripod that was slightly off kilter…as opposed to straight on. As well, just like the straighten photo option in iPhoto/Aperture, it’s done a slight zoom in to properly rotate the video…which means that the wide fisheye effect is diminished a little (a good thing?).
I’ll continue to play around with this and see how it works with other things like video shot from a moving car.