Continuum Premium Filter Optical Stabilizer Upgrade
Soften and enhance your subject with the Continuum Optical Stabilizer Premium Filter from Boris FX. Using optical flow technology, this filter analyzes your source clip and helps smooth and stabilize unwanted shake or movement in your images.
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Soften and enhance your subject with the Continuum Optical Stabilizer Premium Filter from Boris FX. Using optical flow technology, this filter analyzes your source clip and helps smooth and stabilize unwanted shake or movement in your images.

Optical Stabilizer features a built-in compare mode so you can view your before and after side-by-side so you don't have to toggle on and off. The filter provides auto-scaling, has visible motion vectors, and combines translation, rotation, and zoom functions for a smooth end result. You can choose a reference frame to stabilize your shot in a lock-down mode to keep your subject in a desired position. For finer detail, you can fill in missing pixels with solid colors, or you can replace or tile with existing pixels.

Integrated Compare Mode
View the filtered result beside the unfiltered source shot without having to toggle the filter on and off is a convenient way to fine tune the filter. Choose from three modes: side-by-side, split wipe bar, or compare the result to a separate source clip in the view pane.
Optical flow image analysis tracks all the pixels in an image frame-by-frame, allowing you to avoid defining points in your image, motion tracking, and keyframing until your shot is automatically stabilized.
Multiple Modes
Setup Region bases stabilization around a user-defined portion of a shot. Stabilize Mode produces a total camera lock-down. Smooth Mode reduces camera movement. There's also an option to see what pixels in the image are being used by the optical flow algorithm, the direction, and the amount by which pixels are moving in the scene.
Stabilize Options
You can choose to stabilize various movements within the clip after it's been analyzed. Eliminate movement along the X and Y axis with translation, stabilize rotation, and zoom, all within the pop-up menu. Any changes you make to these options won't affect the image analysis, making it easy to see what setting works best.
Reference Frame
When you need total camera lockdown on a shot, you can single out a specific frame to stabilize the shot around.
Smooth Range
If your video is shaky and you want to keep some camera movement, but only a little, simply select a frame range. The frame range is used to calculate smoothing levels. Choose a shorter frame range to remove less camera movement or go longer to produce a smoother result.
Edge-Handling Options
Sometimes you might not be able to use transform scaling on a shot, but you still need to stabilize jitter. Edge handling gives you options including repeat, reflect, and tile to fill the comp with already existing image pixels or simply fill the transparent areas with solid colors.
Post Processing
Eliminating movement in a shot may result in a clip that doesn't fill your entire comp. Optical Stabilizer adjusts itself and auto-scales the image (or you can set an X/Y position point in the frame to base auto-scaling around) to compensate for the transparent region left around a clip. Continuum's Magic Sharp algorithm is also included in post processing to help you bring back any loss of detail that may occur. If you'd rather manually keyframe translation, rotation, and scale, easily disable the feature altogether.
Optical Flow
Optical Stabilizer uses powerful optical flow algorithms that automatically trace the movement of pixels over time. The data tells the plug-in what movement to stabilize within the shot. You'll rarely need to make adjustment to the default optical flow parameters, but if you're facing a tricky shot, the optical flow parameters are exposed and can be manually adjusted to help produce the desired result.