In this tutorial you will learn how to stabilize 360 footage using Kolor Autopano Video Pro. First we will run the automatic stabilization and then we will go through the footage and manually align the horizon using cut transitions.
What You Need
We will be using the 360 stitching software Kolor Autopano Video Pro. A free-trial version is available to download so you can easily follow along with this tutorial.
General stabilization with Autopano Video Pro is pretty straight forward, but we are going to combine the automated stabilization with some manual keyframing to get an even better result.
The first step is to manually align your horizon line of your footage by clicking the footage and evening it out using the mouse. When you are finished click Apply.
Now you can start the automated stabilization. Find the Stabilization tab labeled Stab and then click Compute Stabilization with the Compensation level set at 100%. This automated process may take a few minutes to finish, but you can also track the progress bar for the shot at the bottom of the screen.
Once the automated stabilization process finishes, you may need start adding in transition cuts (which will act like keyframes) to even out any areas where the horizon becomes uneven. This may take a little bit of time to go through the entire shot, but the more transitions you add, the better the footage is going to look. You can double check how even your shot is by turning on the image grid which is located at the bottom right corner of the footage preview. That is all there is to it!