June 10, 2010

Lock & Load X a Viable Solution for Reducing Rolling Shutter Artifacts?

Rolling shutter, aka "jellocam," is one of the chief drawbacks to shooting with large CMOS sensors. Other than to avoid whip-pans or shaky camerawork, however, there's not much shooters can do about it in the acquisition stage; is there a good solution in post? CoreMelt is a software company that's just released a Final Cut plugin designed expressly to reduce rolling shutter artifacts.

Their blurb:

When a CMOS sensor records an image, it scans the image from top to bottom, left to right. This scanning action results in a slight lag time between the recording of the top left of the image, to the bottom right of the image, resulting in images with horizontal skew and vertical distortion. This effect, when coupled with the motion of the camera, creates the infamous "wobbly" image effect attributed to CMOS cameras. Lock & Load X now includes specific shutter coefficient values for the new DSLR cameras like the Canon 7D / 5D Mark II and 550D, Sony HDCAM EX1 as well as consumer camcorders like the Legria / Vixia and helmet cams like the Contour HD.

From their demo video, I'm skeptical, but as there's a free trial, it's worth checking out. Anyone have other solutions to reduce rolling shutter artifacts?

Link: Lock & Load X - Rolling Shutter Reduction

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It looks a bit weird; not flawless at all. What can you expect, I guess.

June 10, 2010

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James

I seemed to have missed entirely any rolling shutter test on the demo. Was there one? Seemed to stabilize camera shake, though. This seems to be the best rolling shutter cure I've seen: http://vimeo.com/10130633

June 10, 2010

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Stephen Henderson

That's because I'd used the wrong link! Thanks Stephen, it's updated with the right URL. As for the video... innovative solution for sure, and certainly applicable if you absolutely must save a shot.

June 10, 2010

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Ryan Koo
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Alright, still not the best video to test it out on, wonder how well it works on a simple fast pan.

June 10, 2010

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