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Deshake a video of a Panasonic Lumix TZ7

5/ 1/2010 | Comments: 3

I just tried deshaking a video filmed with a Panasonic Lumix TZ7 - and I succeeded! smiley

The source video from the TZ7 is called something.mts

My steps were the following:

  1. Load the source video into Avidemux
  2. Leave the video track as it is ("Copy") and change the audio track to "mp3" (e.g. CBR, 128kbps). I unfortunately had to do this because otherwise Virtualdub doesn't do the next step... Set the output container to "AVI". And what was important for me: Set the appropriate frame rate of your video under Video -> Frame rate.
  3. Load the newly created AVI into Virtualdub
  4. Add the previously installed (copied) Deshaker as a filter (Video -> Filters -> Add) and set it to "Pass 1"
  5. Execute File -> Preview filtered... and wait!
  6. Set the Deshaker to "Pass 2" and File -> Save as AVI
  7. As I didn't tell Virtualdub any compression format or codec it outputs a raw AVI video. So now load it once more into Avidemux and set the video track to MPEG-4 AVC (x264), copy the audio track and let the container be AVI. At this point, I will surely not delve into the depths of the possible x264 configuration options!! (Though I could, as this was the subject of my university diploma thesis. wink )
  8. One weird thing was that after loading the deshaked raw AVI into Avidemux again (step 7) I saw the video vertically flipped!! So I had to apply a vertical flipping filter, too.....

Well, those steps did the trick for me!

By the way, my software versions were: Virtualdub 1.9.9, Avidemux 2.5.2, Deshaker 2.4, and I worked with Windows 7.


Daniel   6/ 4/2011

Dear Simon,
thank you very much for this short tutorial, it really saved me some time!
By the way, you do not have to create the uncompressewd raw data when you select a compression for the ouput file, which might be the same as your input file.
Kind Regards
Daniel ;)

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