GyroFlow Can Stabilize Your Footage For Free

A new open-source app can leverage a camera’s movement data to stabilize video footage with rock-steady results.

GyroFlow supports a variety of cameras from its built-in gyro and can use the visual data and the gyro data to correct for camera movement, making video footage more cinematic and professional looking.

GyroFlow works much like Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro but takes the extra step of analyzing gyro data that is written into the video file’s metadata as the camera moves within the frame.

Image Credit – GyroFlow

The app then smoothes out the camera movement, stabilizing it.

GyroFlow doesn’t work with every camera on the market, however, as it must have been designed with a gyroscope built into its electronic circuitry.

However, many modern camera makers are adding gyros into the design, and GyroFlow supports Sony, DJI, GoPro, Insta360, Blackmagic Design, RED, and Z-Cam. There’s a complete list of supported cameras on the GyroFlow website.

The app also supports a variety of drone cameras as well, including the DJI Avata. Other drones that support the DJI O3 Air Unit, can also have footage stabilized as GryoFlow supports it, as well.

As for Action Cameras, there’s GoPro and insta360, and thanks to a recent firmware update, the DJI Action 2 action camera is supported. The DJI Action 3, however, is not supported.

Some models only provide gyro data in certain supported codecs, however. Both the 4K and 6K versions of Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Cameras only include the gyro data when the camera is set to record using Blackmagic RAW.

It does not support gyro data in ProRes. RED’s Red RAW R3D codec is also supported.

GyroFlow also can merge multiple files that have been split when a camera runs up against a file size limit. DJI cameras, for example, have a limit of 4GB and will split into multiple camera files. GyroFlow stitches those clips together with a simple drag and drop.

GyroFlow is open source and therefore free to download and install. It supports Windows, macOS, and Linux, and there’s also an OpenFX plugin for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. The latest Gyroflow 1.5.1 update is available for download from the Gyroflow website.

[source: DIYP]

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