How the Reverse Stabilization Workflow Works in Ae

Ae Blues covers and explains an essential standard in VFX, the reverse stabilization workflow.

Stabilizing footage is an essential part of a lot of workflows, not only VFX ones. Taking stabilization a step further is a reversible workflow. That involves stabilizing the footage to place VFX elements and then reversing the process to bring back the un-stabilized footage, so everything looks natural, and as it did before everything started. Have a look at Ae Blues (Roei Tzoref’s) latest tutorial that covers the basics of the workflow using only Ae native tools.

The tutorial covers using Mocha for tracking and CC Power Pin and shows how you can separate your tracking from the composite. “by separating your tracking from your compositing, you can focus on each step, and in addition – overcome the render order complexities when match moving elements and effects on a moving shot,” Tzoref says.

This tutorial is an in-depth walkthrough of the whole reverse stabilization process and includes the tracking and compositing, and there are several tips and procedures along the way that may help you. Follow along by downloading the footage used in the sample.