Unstabilize a clip

Use 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, letting you 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.

Reapply camera shake or movement into a finished clip

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

    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, click the Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon), then choose a Stabilize behavior.

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

    The motion is applied to the destination object.