For those of you who like to record video with a smartphone camera, of course the thing that is most felt is the video recording that looks shaking or shaky. Plus, if your hands often tremble when holding objects for too long, this will also affect the results of the video recordings taken.
Especially for those of you who like to take footage to make cinematic videos with makeshift tools, unstable video recordings will reduce the aesthetics of the cinematic that will be created. So, those who initially wanted to make a cinematic-style video, because the video footage that was taken swayed, it actually looked like an amateur video.
There are actually a lot of technologies and tools that are used to solve the problem of not wobbling the video. For example, additional tools to stabilize video recordings such as Gimbal, SteadyCam, Tripod, Mini, Mini Handheld and others.
For the camera technology itself, there is an OIS feature (Optical Image Stabilization) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) which both function to reduce shock when taking pictures or recording videos.
But to get tools like gimbals and others like above, the price is a bit expensive. Especially if you are looking for a smartphone with features embedded in OIS and EIS, usually it will only be on smartphones in the high range to flagship class. However, there is still an alternative way for those of you who want stable video recordings even if taken with an entry-level smartphone. Namely by using the Google Photos application.
Stabilize Video Recordings with the Google Photos App
Google Photos isn’t just a bloatware app on Android, it’s not just a photo gallery app either. However, this application will be very useful for those of you who want to improve the results of your shaking video recordings. You don’t have to use Gimbal or the OIS and EIS features, with this Google Photos application, you can get stable video recordings in a cheaper and easier way even with a potato cell phone.
The method is also quite simple. So, the steps are as follows:
- If you don’t have the Google Photos app, you can download it on the Google Play Store.
- Make sure you have prepared footage or video recordings that you think need to be stabilized.
- Open the Google Photos app.
- Go to the Library menu tab.
- Find your video files in each of the folders listed in the Google Photos app. If found, press the video.
- If so, press the Edit menu.
- Now, you will be taken to the Google Photos default video editing menu.
- Pay attention to the menu under the video timeline. To the right of the icon volume, there is a rectangular box-shaped icon. Tap the rectangle icon.
- Well, Google Photos will start the Stabilizing process. Wait for it to finish.
- If the process Stabilizing When finished, press Save copy in the right corner.
- Wait for the loading process to save until it’s finished. If you have, it means the process saving have been completed. For the result, it will automatically be saved in the same folder as the original video.
So, those are the steps in using stabilize shaking videos with the Google Photos application. The method of using this application cannot be separated from its advantages and disadvantages.
The advantage of using this method is that you can definitely get stable recordings like using the tools and features mentioned above. In addition, using this method is quite cheap, easy, and an alternative for those of you who don’t have these tools. Then, the stabilizing results from Google Photos are quite smooth and the shaking in the video doesn’t seem to exist.
However, for its own shortcomings, if the video recording you take is too shaky or shakyactually it can still be stabilized properly by Google Photos even though later, the results of stabilizing Google Photos if you look carefully, there will be an effect glitch or warp on the stabilized video earlier. The solution, so as not to produce a glitch or warp earlier, try when recording, your hands don’t tremble and minimize the shocks that occur while recording as much as possible.
Well, that was the way you can fix the shaking video results so that they can be stable by using the Google Photos application. In your opinion, what other methods can be used other than those described above? May be useful.