[Tig] Film frame stabilization software

Victor DiMichina victor at pixelmagicfx.com
Wed Nov 16 23:42:26 GMT 2016

A real simple approach is to try Warp Stabilizer in After Effects.    It
has many of the qualities that Shake's Smoothcam had many years ago.   It's
pretty fast and very tunable.      Best of luck.

Vic DiMichina
Pixel Magic

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Ted Langdell via Tig <tig at colorist.org>

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> You should also check out the Diamant film restoration suite.
> http://www.hs-art.com/index.php/solutions/diamant-film
> We had the software working in our booth with MWA film scanners at NAB
> this spring.
> http://www.hs-art.com/files/diamant/2016-04%20Diamant-Film%20NAB2016.pdf
> I am the MWA reseller for North America.
> www.flashscan8.us
> By way of information, the MWA line of film scanners incorporate real-time
> image stabilization during transfer.
> The system uses on screen – positionable cursors to select what reference
> points are being used. One for horizontal movement. The other for vertical
> movement. Sprocket hole edges are normally used.
> This is in addition to the effective, laser based perf detection and
> stabilization that MWA- pioneered and patented.
> That has been augmented by a new before-the-gate sensor to detect changes
> in thickness that could cause a vertical movement when for example a splice
> or splicing tape wrapped around part of the capstan.
> MWA's newest scanner — the FM One Project — has NO capstan, and
> incorporates a two laser approach, along with the real time, software-based
> image stabilization.
> These technologies can do a very effective job of stabilizing the film
> image on that particular carrier, but as Jeff has pointed out, anything
> that's printed in is going to require post scanning work. And that's where
> Diamant comes in.
> Let me know if you need more information.
> ted at flashscan8.us
> Ted
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