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I search a video stabilizer software.

  • Input: Video in AVI/MPG
  • Output: Same video, stabilized, in a common video format
  • It should be easy to use. It is for my son - twelve years old.

Software for Linux is preferred, but Windows is OK, not mac.

Price/Licence: I am willing to pay up to 50$.

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Blender from blender.org and the software is free.

Blender exist for windows,mac,linux

numerous tutorials exists

tutorial 1

google search blender video stabilization

There are a number of steps, and it is not a simple as click stabilize and d done. However, if you are there just in-case he needs help the first couple of times he should get the hang of it.

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Hands-free Linux method, with transcode's stabilizer filter. A crude wrapper function, (Bourne shell, bash, etc.):

# Usage:  shakeless foo.avi
# eventually outputs stable_foo.avi
unset slow
# export slow="nice -n 19 ionice -c3 "  # uncomment if it the PC bogs down.
shakeless() { $slow transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "$1" 2> /dev/null ; \
              $slow transcode -J transform -i "$1" -y raw -o stable_"$1" ; \
              rm "$1".trf ;  }

To use:

shakeless foo.avi

...which can take hours. To display the time elapsed when it's finished, replace the previous line with:

time shakeless foo.avi

Once it's over, there should be a 'stable_foo.avi' file -- play that.

How is this not worse than blender? No complex learning curve, no mousing, menuing, etc. Maybe less hassle, even for a 12 year old user.

What it does, in two passes; first pass:

transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i foo.avi

...slow, outputs many status messages; after which there's a new big foo.avi.tr data file -- it's not video, it's intermediate data used for the second step:

transcode -J transform --mplayer_probe -i foo.avi -y raw -o stable_foo.avi

After which stable_foo.avi should be a less shaky version of foo.avi

Method above adapted from D. Isenmann's Deshaking videos with Linux.

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