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Adjustments

Stabilization

Motion Tracking

Special Effects

Retiming



Image Adjustments

Elasty gives you access to some features which are pretty common in image editing applications but far less usual when it comes to movie editing.

Rotate

Did 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.

Flip

Mirror 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.

Crop

The "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.



Inspector for rotatint, flippin or cropping the video





Movie Stabilization

Remove Camera Shake

Is 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 Stabilization

Elasty'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 Stabilization

You 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.




Video Tutorial: Stabilization Process



In the example above, you can compare the movie recorded with a handheld camera (on the left),
and the same movie stabilized using Elasty (on the right).





Motion Tracking

Add Tracking Probes to Moving Objects

Elasty 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.




Video Tutorial: Motion Tracking & Special Effects



Focus: Use scene breaks to handle how objects appear and disappear


Add a probe on something to track its motion Click the Define Screne Break button to activate/deactivate a special effect After the scene break, the probe is still there but deactivated
Imagine you want to add an effect tracking the motion of the character's head. Add a probe on his nose, and track it. As soon as the character disappears from the scene, add a scene break. The scene break location is highlighted by a dot. After the scene break, you can still see the probe but it is deactivated. So, the special effect will automatically stop at that time.




Special Effects

Link Effects to Motion Tracking Probes

Customizing 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 Library

There 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 Effects

You can even create your own special effects with Quartz Composer, and import them in Elasty through the Effects Library.




Window for choosing the special effect to add to the video


Focus: How to add a special effect in a movie


Add a probe and track motion Select the special effect for this probe, and fine-tune it The special effect is activated in the movie. Resize and rotate it at will.
Add a probe in the movie window and track it. Select a special effect in the library,
and fine-tune it.
Resize and rotate the effect at will.



The output movie above features one Color Effect (Monochrome variant) and one Particles Effect.



Fast and Slow Motion

Master Speed for Placing Emphasis

Did 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.
  • And you'll see, mastering speed is really easy to do with the speed editor. Watch the
    video tutorial dedicated to retiming.

    Advanced Sound Processing

    Elasty handles sound in a smart way: pitch and naturalness are unaffected by acceleration/deceleration. Furthermore, you can export sound without image (or vice versa).





    The "Elastized" movie to the left is 4 times
    faster than the input one.
    Speed Editor with several retiming sequences (fast motion, normal speed, and slow motion)
    The "Elastized" movie to the right is 3 times slower than the input one.

    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.





    If you've got lots of videos that need professional editing features
    without spending hundreds of dollars, you need Elasty!