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Lock & Load Terrible Results 30 Nov 2018 20:30 #98019

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  • "Someone once asked me what making a movie was like. I said it was like making a mosaic. Each setup is like a tiny tile. You color it, shape it, polish it as best you can. You’ll do six or seven hundred of these, maybe a thousand. (There can easily be t
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Camera: Panasonic GH4
Format and Framerate: 4K/24p
Software: FCPX 10.4.3

The shot: Actor at laptop. GH4 begins as a dolly shot (on tabletop dolly rolling on slight uneven surface) pushing into the actor, then camera is picked up and quickly tilted into a handheld dutch angle.

What I want to fix: Only the micro jitters seen during the dolly shot, preferably also when it goes handheld, though the obvious handheld movement I intend to keep.

The issue: Lock and Load only seems to want to lock onto the actors face. As he moves his head, the shot moves around to. His head tilts down, the frame moves down, he looks up, the frame moves up. Micro jitters are gone but now I have a frame that moves with his face!

Current fix attempts: I used the Advanced/ROI tool and used the rectangle selection tool to select a hanging sign on the wall andI made sure to track "Inside rectangle." It still locked onto the actors face. I tried selecting another area of the frame, same thing. I tried "Stabilize Only" and "Stabilize & Sutter Reduction." Nothing works.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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