Unstabilize Workflow

This section provides a basic overview of using the Unstabilize tracking behavior to reapply camera shake or movement into a finished clip.

The Unstabilize behavior’s sole function is to apply movement recorded by another tracking behavior, such as Stabilize, to a clip or object. This allows you to match the camera movement from a background clip to foreground elements, or unstabilize a stabilized clip.

Note: A project must include a tracking behavior with recorded motion data in order to use the Unstabilize behavior.

To use the Unstabilize behavior
  1. Select the object you want to unstabilize, click the Add Behavior icon in the Toolbar, then choose Motion Tracking > Unstabilize from the pop-up menu.

    The behavior is added. If a Stabilize behavior (that has completed an analysis) is present in the project, the Stabilize data is automatically applied to the Unstabilize.

  2. If you don’t want to use the Stabilize behavior that is auto-selected, do one of the following:

    • In the HUD or Behaviors tab of the Inspector, choose a tracking behavior from the pop-up menu to the right of the Source well.

    • Drag an analyzed tracking behavior to the Source well in the HUD or Behaviors tab of the Inspector.

    The motion is applied to the destination object.