How to Stabilize Video in Roxio Creator

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, is a world leading producer of digital media designing applications, which allow consumers to stabilize video and to produce, control and share their digital entertainment information. For years, the company has been launching its a highly successful Roxio Creator suite series with continuous improvements that allow users to better back up, disseminate and edit their photos and film information. Its current version, the Roxio Creator 2011, not only allows users to render 2D films into 3D, but also allows them to burn to CD, DVD & Blu-Ray discs, amongst a host of basic and advanced functions. This tutorial will look how to stabilize a video with Roxio Creator 2011.

Step 1: Open Your Clip for Editing

To begin, click on the Video/Movies tab on the Main Interface. Here, you will see a multitude of options allowing you to edit your videos. Under the Edit & Transfer option, click on the Edit Video Advanced button. This will open the VideoWave window where you will be able to choose whether you wish to open an existing or a new clip. For a new video, you will need to first select the format of the video you wish to render your project in.

There are four options to choose from in this category: Normal (4:3), Widescreen (16:9), Normal 3D (4:3) or the Widescreen 3D (16:9). Click OK after selecting the desired format, and you will be taken to the Video Editing interface. Here, click on the Add Photo/Video button to upload the clip you wish to edit.

Step 2: Stabilize Video

Once you have uploaded the shaky film that you wish to fix, simply click on the Stabilize Video button in the Fix area. You will now see a pair of markers appear along your video slider. With the help of these markers, highlight the part of the video you wish to stabilize. In the Timeline area beneath the Preview area, you also now see the Stabilize Video effect button appear next to the heading Fix 1. You also have the option to toggle this stabilizing effect on and off by clicking on the blue button next to Fix 1.

Step 3: Use Basic & Advanced Stabilizing Options

To view the Stabilizing Fix options, double click on the Stabilize Video effect button in the Timeline area. A new window will open where you will have access to several video stabilizing options. You have the option to Stabilize Rotation (if there is any in your video). You also have the option to choose the type of stabilization; this can be either Steady (for smooth panning motion) or Fixed (keeping everything in one place throughout the video). You can also choose whether you wish to increase the quality of your picture (Picture Quality). This window allows you to choose between a Normal or High quality setting for your media (note: it will take longer to render, but is recommended for better results).