Even though your devices make shooting video pretty easy, there are times when you can still end up with shaky clips. In addition to that, you might experience something called rolling shutter which is image distortion due to movement.
In iMovie on Mac, there is a way to take care of both of these problems. Here’s how to use iMovie to stabilize shaky video and fix rolling shutter.
Stabilize shaky video and fix rolling shutter
Open iMovie and your project for editing. Then, do the following to correct shaky video or rolling shutter.
1) Select the video clip in your movie Timeline.
2) Above the Viewer, click the Stabilization button.
3) For shaky video, check that box and then move the slider for the percentage of stabilization.
For rolling shutter, check that box and then click the drop-down and pick from low, medium, high, or extra high for how much shutter correction should be applied.
It’s as easy as that! Once you play the clip, you can adjust both of those settings more using the slider and drop-down as necessary.
More help with iMovie
For additional tips and how-tos, check out these additional iMovie articles.
- How to remove video and keep audio in iMovie
- How to use the Ken Burns effect in iMovie
- How to reverse a video clip in iMovie on Mac
- How to change speed of a video in iMovie on Mac and iOS
- How to rotate, turn and flip video in iMovie on Mac and iOS
Wrapping it up
Being able to use iMovie to stabilize shaky video and fix rolling shutter is a great feature on the Mac app. Unfortunately, these aren’t options on iOS at the current time. So if you can edit your videos in iMovie on Mac, then you’re set.
Do you have any iMovie tips for other users? If so, feel free to comment below!