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The future of Video Production – Video Stabilization

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Plug and play video stabilization, hyperlapse and VR device, compatible with nearly all cameras

SteadXP delivers 3 axis stabilization in a lightweight, easy to use package compatible with nearly all digital cameras, including GoPro®*, DSLRs and cinema cameras.

Using SteadXP’s built in accelerometer and gyroscope, your camera’s movements are accurately recorded as you shoot. When you’re finished, just connect SteadXP to your computer and watch as the software stabilizes and reduces all of the unwanted artifacts in the footage.

In practice, your camera records unstabilized video as usual. In the same time SteadXP saves all camera movements. Then SraedXP post-treatment software will automatically upload, extract and process datas to compensate for any unintentional movements. Within a few seconds, SteadXP software will suggest you to choose between different trajectories already optimized for your shot, resulting in different typical looks.

Under the hood, SteadXP algorithm automatically builds a new virtual camera trajectory freed from geometrical distortions, vibrations and even the worst rolling shutter deformations.

So it is now possible to film handheld, without gimbals, glidecam, steadycam or shoulder rig. But of course SteadXP shouldn’t be seen as a strict competitor to traditional stabilization solutions. SteadXP will also bring an added value (Horizon lock, reframing…)  in association with your mechanical stabilization system.

SteadXP is available in two Variants :

  • SteadXP@ is made specifically for GoPro®* cameras
  • SteadXP+ is designed to fit almost any other video camera.

To make no compromise on stabilization quality, both SteadXP models share key components:

  • powerfull 32 bit ARM processor,
  • 3 axis gyroscope,
  • 3 axis accelerometer,
  • microSD card slot (FAT16 / FAT32 class 4 min: 32 GB max),
  • USB connectivity (Mass Storage Device)

SteadXP@ is a 34 grams accessory you just plug on the expansion port of your GoPro®* camera, and that’s it ! Powered by the host camera battery, you can start and stop your recording as usual, in any of the video modes (wide modes are recommended for the most dynamic scenes).

SteadXP+ is a 60 grams accessory compatible with nearly all pro and semi-pro cameras. It only requires:

  • an accessible flash mount (standard coldshoe),
  • a stereo microphone input,
  • and a clean video output (AV Out or HDMI).

The standalone SteadXP software allows to:

  • preview stabilization results,
  • cut several sequences,
  • and adjust rendering options if you are looking for a particular result.

Key Features

  • Auto Stabilization Presets
  • Quick Custom Options
  • Virtual Motion Blur
  • Pixel Interpolation
  • Advance Re framing
  • Auto follow Subject

 

 

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