Adobe has introduced a new Warp Stabilizer with the CS5.5 upgrade to After Effects that automatically stabilises jittery hand-held footage. Although the ability to stabilise such footage has been with After Effects for a while, the Warp Stabilizer handles it automatically. Also, it’s far simpler than using Mocha to stabilise a shot. Now the only tweaking you have to do is adjusting the quality of the stabilisation. With DSLRs increasingly being used for video capture, the ability to stabilise quickly in your workflow is a valuable tool. And realising the increasing ubiquity of DSLRs for capture, Adobe has added controls to counteract the Rolling Shutter Effect you get with CMOS sensors.

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