DISCUSS: Faster warp stabilizer

Adobe Employee ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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We just made the Warp Stabilizer way faster!  The warp stabilizer is one of our most popular effects in both Premiere Pro and After Effects and it is known for doing a really high-quality job of stabilizing shaky footage.  We are seeing speeds up to 4 times faster.

 

Warp StabilizerWarp Stabilizer

 

What’s different

Stabilization is a two-phase operation

  1. Analysis 
  2. Stabilization 

We found that the analysis phase is taking 90-95% of the overall stabilization process.  We took various steps to dramatically improve the time it takes to analyze the shaky footage while leaving the actual stabilization process unchanged.  The result is that the quality of the stabilization is as good as before – just way faster.

 

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Please tell us what YOU think

The improvements are turned on by default so just use the tool like you always do.  If you are happy with the results let us know in the comments below.  If you are NOT happy, definitely let us know in the comments.  You can disable these improvements to go back to the old method to compare the results. 

 

Uncheck the Fast Analysis box to revert back to the old version of the warp stabilizer.

 

Fast analysisFast analysis

 

Question to the beta community

If you are happy with the new results, can we remove the option to use “Fast analysis” and just have it be fast all the time?  Or do you find cases where the old method yields better results?  Please leave comments below.  We really appreciate your participation in the beta discussion!!!

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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About time. I'm sure this was a top 5 user voice post on a regular basis look forward to trying this out.

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Engaged ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Okay this is exciting news....

Can I add one suggestion for the team,  can you add a way to "exclude" parts of the frame from how itcalculates the stabilze?  Not sure how big of deal it would be to most people, but I sometimes find that it helps to have a way to ignor parts of the video frame.  Right now if Warp Stabilize fails to work well enough, I switch over to Mocha (so I can exclude stuff), but I prefer the simplicty and more automatic modes of Warp Stabilize. 

 

As a second suggestion,  can you make it so that if you are doing multiple clips at the same time, that it works better when you have 10 clips or more being processed.  I like to have it process the footage, then tweak the settings for each clip.

 

Would be nice to also add ability after a past effect command to automaticaly start the process too :-), not trying to be greedy, but I had to ask.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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I think currently we are providing this feature in After Effect, you can remove unwanted feature points for stabilization, we may add this feature in Premiere Pro also in the future.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Please do add to Premier the removal of unwanted feature points with warp stabilizer. That would be such a welcome addition.

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New Here ,
Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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THIS would solve so many issues if this was a feature. 

I need to say that removing unwanted feature points is not the solve we are looking for. And with FPV footage with mounted cinema cams, it's impossible. Unfortunately will need to look for alternative software if this isn't fixed in the near future.

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Engaged ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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I should also add, please find a way to speed up saving process. It appears Warp Stabilize saves the data inside the project file, and when you have any notable amount of clips with stabilize effects, the saving process is dramaticaly slow.  It would be nice if the stabilize data was stored seperate from the project file, and that way any save requests would be fast.

 

Something that maybe would be worth while doing short term, is at least with auto-save, to avoid resavings the stabilze data.  I have projects that can take over 5 min to save because of the stabilization data in an autosave.  My system is not slow, everything is on seperate NVME drives, 128GB and an RTX 3090 video card...  the warp stabilize contributes significantly to the save time of projects files and slows down the edits.  I have resorted to stabilization, then export each clip, and then import them back into the project to avoid this limitation.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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Thanks for pointing out, we will look into this.

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Engaged ,
Jan 19, 2021 Jan 19, 2021

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It we be reallty nice to get the save time optimized....  thank you for looking into it.

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New Here ,
Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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You have to make premiere go as fast as Davinci, use the cpu to the fullest, if not people are going to davinci because adobe is very, very slow. Please there are many working on it, do it now or it will be too late and They will all migrate to DaVINCI, which from what I see on YouTube are already leaving. Thank you

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Engaged ,
Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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So, very exciting to get the feature update...  do you know what version number to expect it to arrive in (outside of the beta)?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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The fast analysis feature will be available in the March Release. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Fast stabilization works execelent. I tried it for many videos and just few times need to change to common method.

Sad it is not in 14.9 release of premeire.

 

(there is some problem with warp stab which i described here https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/warp-stabilizer-error/m-p/11760820

 but it is not about "fast stabilization", it exists it regular version of effect too..)

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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The fast stabilization feature will be available in the March Release. 

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