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RotateDid you record a movie in landscape mode when it should have been in portrait mode? Don't worry! With Elasty, click once to rotate the movie left or right.
FlipMirror images (i.e. a vertical or horizontal reflection) are a must have in image editing. From now on, the same trick is available for editing movies. All you have to do to achieve this is to click once.
CropThe "Crop" feature is common in image editing as well. It will help you focus on the target object in the movie, or compensate stabilization effects.
Remove Camera ShakeIs your hand shaking while recording a movie? It can happen to anybody. What about getting smoother movies? There's an app for that, and it's Elasty!
Automatic StabilizationElasty's advanced stabilization technology analyzes the movie in order to remove the distracting vibrations. It automatically counteracts the horizontal, vertical and rotational motion of the camera. And you can adjust the stabilization strength depending on how smooth you want the output movie to be.
Manual StabilizationYou can also stabilize a movie from specific scene elements. Add a probe on a target object, perform motion tracking, and use this probe for performing manual stabilization.
Add Tracking Probes to Moving ObjectsElasty relies on another advanced technology: motion tracking. Here is how it works: add a probe on a target object in the movie to track the motion of this object. What is it used for? You need probes to add special effects.
After tracking the probes, play the movie to check that motion was correctly tracked. It can happen that the probe starts tracking something else. As soon as you notice this, relocate the probe to the correct location, and track its motion again.
Focus: Use scene breaks to handle how objects appear and disappear
Link Effects to Motion Tracking ProbesCustomizing a movie with special effects requires that you first select the target objects you want to "enhance": simply add a probe on these objects, and launch the motion tracking analysis. When this step is finished, you can add
- either one or several effects to a specific probe
- or a single effect to several probes.
Built-in Effects LibraryThere are 11 effects available, and many of them have several variants. In other words, you can use up to 34 effects to customize your movies. Here are a few examples of what you can do:
- Add an image (spectacles, a hat, a mask, a tattoo...) or a QuickTime animation
- Define a blur zone that will make someone unrecognizable
- Distort and change color to make your ex look like an alien
- Emit particles from moving objects...
Use Your Own EffectsYou can even create your own special effects with Quartz Composer, and import them in Elasty through the Effects Library.
Focus: How to add a special effect in a movie
Master Speed for Placing EmphasisDid you ever think about modifying speed like in Matrix the Movie?
- Slowing down can help you emphasize what's happening or what's going to happen.
- Accelerating can be helpful if you want to skip something but you have to keep it.
Advanced Sound ProcessingElasty handles sound in a smart way: pitch and naturalness are unaffected by acceleration/deceleration. Furthermore, you can export sound without image (or vice versa).
You can watch the whole output movie after the retiming process by clicking here. It features fast motion, normal speed and slow motion as shown in the speed editor above.