Adobe Premiere Pro: Final Cut

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(And a bit of After Effects)

See here for the first-cut post. That video was a little rough around the edges so tidied it up a little and learnt a little more along the way.


These were done in Adobe After Effects, following the tutorial below almost word-for-word (except for the…er…words):

Also, at the end of tutorial, the guy renders the video with a transparent background for import into Premiere Pro.

Not sure if he was working with an older version of Premiere Pro (I have 2020) but there is a more streamlined and dynamic option, Adobe Dynamic Link, where you link to the actual Ae composition file.

Warp Stabilizer (Effect)

I came across this on some Premiere and After Effects tutorial being touted as the magic-fix to jerky footage. You run it through this (it takes a while) and it supposedly smooths out the kinks, rather like filming with Steadicam. Initially, I just set it to analyse and work its magic on all my clips but I did not have a great deal of luck with it – the result seemed if anything worse for some of them.

In the final cut it’s only applied to two clips:

  • 0:28-0:33 the clip is slowed down to ~65%
  • 0:52-1:00 the clip is in reverse. I figured Warp Stabilizer might help.
Premiere Pro warning you you cannot apply Warp Stabilizer and Speed on the same clip

Because these are both speed/duration changes, you cannot apply Warp Stabilizer directly to them; you have to nest them and then apply WS to the nest. It does beg the question “Why didn’t Adobe put that in the warning?”