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Instagram's Cinema stabilization tested against pro software... and wins

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Instagram's Cinema stabilization tested against pro software... and wins
Just in case you weren't annoyed enough that Instagram's new Cinema stabilization software for video was available only on iOS and not Android, the crew over at TechNewsDaily decided to put the software to the test and see how Cinema fared against Vine, as well as professional video software. And, Instagram actually won.

The test was done fairly informally, but in the video below, you can see the difference that was found was quite obvious. The video compares Vine, Instagram without stabilization (aka what Android users will get), Instagram with Cinema stabilization (aka what iOS users get), and the same video after being processed in Adobe Premiere. 

In this test at least, Cinema was clearly better. And, even more impressive is that Adobe Premiere took about 1 minute to process the 15 second video, while Cinema processes your video in real time, and can be turned on or off as you are recording. By default it is turned on.

Words cannot express how much we want to see this feature extended to Android.

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posted on 21 Jun 2013, 19:06 5

1. lukasound (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


you can't compare on the fly stabilization to premiere... when done on the fly, the software uses more of the sensor than what is used while recording. that's how the image is cropping around pixels on the sensor and looks better than premiere that uses temporal pixel tracking and 3d vector predictions on the already ruined sensor data... that is a completely different way of doing this and sometimes provides better results, sometimes worse, depending on the settings and the type of footage.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 00:05

2. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd rather have physical OIS and load my media to Facebook where all my acquaintances can already see it without getting yet another account. This just crops the video to make it look stabilized. Lame.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 04:37

3. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Lumia 9xx all the way!

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 04:42 3

4. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Dat ass :D

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