Learn how to stabilize a shaky clip using the mask tracker of Adobe After Effects with the extension MaskTracker+. The advantage of this technique compared to using the Warp Stabilizer is that you have accurate control how the image should be stabilized. 

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In this tutorial, you learn how to stabilize a shaky clip using the mask tracker of Adobe After Effects with the extension MaskTracker+. The advantage of this technique compared to using the Warp Stabilizer is that you have accurate control how the image should be stabilized. Our sample clip is a hand-held shot on a boat . We stabilize it in two different ways: First, we stabilize it such that the horizon moves steadily and then we stabilize it such that the boat moves steadily. You will be surprised how different the two stabilizations feel.

Stabilization is just one of many functions of MaskTracker+. This extension turns the mask tracker of After Effects into a powerful general-purpose tracker that you can use to stabilize or move layers, do corner pins and more.

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