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 a Stabilize behavior to a clip or object. This allows you to match the camera movement from a background clip to foreground elements, or to unstabilize a stabilized clip.

Note: A project must include a Stabilize behavior with recorded motion data before you can use the Unstabilize behavior.

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

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

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

    • In the HUD or Behaviors Inspector, choose a Stabilize behavior from the Action pop-up menu at the right of the Source well.

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

    The motion is applied to the destination object.