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Have you ever shot video footage that you thought would be perfect only to find that when you played it on the monitor, that 'bump, klank and boops!' better describe your camera style of choice. We have those experiences too here at Nature Library; but instead of throwing aside the odd video clip just because of a little camera anomaly, we decided to do something about it...we STABILIZE them when and where possible. After all, its not like we could just go reshoot some of these shots.

Above you will see a sample movie with two versions of a shot we took in Antarctica recently. At the time, it seemed like the shot would have been fine since the ocean, devoid of any real wake and actually partially frozen at the surface, created quite a smooth ride. Unfortunately for us though, the camera sees things a little differently which ultimately results in that all too often unwanted camera shake.

In the unstabilized clip you'll notice the unwanted little bumps and camera movement. Utilizing stabilizing software, we were able to select which part of the image we would like to remain steady. In the end, a more dramatic and professional video clip results.

The black edges you are seeing as you watch the video clip are the result of the stabilization process. By telling the software that we wanted the iceberg to remain steady in the center of the the frame, the software made calculations and adjustments to offset that jitter. The resulting unwanted camera shake is
then essentially taken out of the clip or as it appears, transferred to the outter edges in relationship to the region of this case, our iceberg.

If you're concerned about the black edges showing up on a monitor upon playback, fear not...we've taken necessary precautions to ensure none of the black edges are visible during playback on a monitor or television. We test our footage with an overlay before the final render.

For further viewing of more Antarctica video clips, just go to our "Video Clips" page and entering the search term: "Antarctica".

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Added Galapagos stock footage from partner videographer Carlo Ferraro.

Added Amazon stock footage from partner videographer Carlo Ferraro.

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Added Antarctica footage with video clips of Orca Whales, Emperor Penguins and icebergs. Have a look.

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