The latest version of MotionBend features additional Rotation Dampening. Video from handheld cameras is often accidentally rotated, when moving forwards or backwards and especially when panning although it’s not always noticeable. Rotation Dampening adds additional smoothing to the rotation on top of the normal smoothing. Rotation Dampening is taken into account when generating correction to make the motion more consistent. Most shakey videos will look better with Rotation Dampening but you can disable it if you prefer.
We have a big list of ideas for features and improvements for MotionBend, that we hope will make it the ultimate stabilization tool. We are constantly evaluating each idea to decide how difficult it would be to implement and its usefulness. We have a lot of new ideas too so the list is always growing. There are also suggestions from our users and other interested parties. When many people recommend the same feature it goes up in priority on our list. The number one request was for a plugin.
In this article we take a quick look at the latest release of MotionBend. Our main goal in this version has been to make MotionBend easier to use.
On first running this version you will notice there is now a huge arrow in the video preview area and some text to guide users to use drag and drop to load clips. Drag and drop was introduced in version 1.3.2.
In MotionBend 1.4 we have added support for reading more formats. In particular we wanted to add support for AVCHD MTS (MPEG Transport Stream) because it’s annoying to have to use some other software to convert the video before editing. Usually this is a simple re-mux to MP4 and does not involve further loss of quality, but still, it’s annoying. Now you can simply load the MTS directly into MotionBend.