I've got some some home movies that look great, but my video camera doesn't have one of those fancy new stabilizers. Is there extant end-user software (preferably FLOSS) I could use to removing the shaking?

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    I know it's not a direct answer, but YouTube offer some video editing capabilities that include vibration reduction. – user114589 Dec 14 '12 at 0:48

Transcode Install transcode

You can deshake a video with the use of an external stabilizer plugin available here:

After installation of the plugin you can stabilize a video with the following command:

transcode -J stabilize -i inmovie -y null,null -o dummy

This will give you an output file with definitions for transforms that will have to be performed as a second step (here using default options):

transcode -J transform -i inmovie -y xvid,null -o outmovie

For further details and many addtitional options also see:

  • I tried this on a 40MB 720p mp4 file from my Flip Mino HD camera. It did something: it spit out a file called VID00055.MP4.trf. What do I do with that? – Adam Monsen Dec 15 '12 at 17:07
  • ok, looks like that did something, but there's no output video file. In the console output I see [transcode] warning: no option -o found, encoded frames send to "/dev/null" and [transcode] warning: no option -y found, option -o ignored, writing to "/dev/null". Do you know what those options should be? Sorry, never used transcode before, and I'm finding it a bit hard to use. – Adam Monsen Dec 15 '12 at 17:35
  • transcode -J transform -i VID00055.MP4 -y raw,tcaud -o out.mp4 worked, but the resulting audio is horrible (choppy). Oh well. – Adam Monsen Dec 15 '12 at 22:12
  • Could you also package this up in a bash script? transcode -J stabilize -i $1 -y null,null -o dummy and then transcode -J transform -i $1 -y xvid,null -o out-$1. Then once you've found the right settings (that work for you), wrap this in a for loop. – Rick Jun 26 '14 at 13:38

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