Nowadays, street video shooting is becoming a reality. With any modern smartphone, point-and-shoot camera or even a GoPro camera, you can shoot any video anywhere.
These devices are affordable, light-weight, very compact and easy to use. Whatever happens around you, you are able to record it on the spot. But, on the other end, as these devices are compact and light, they are not very steady. Your recordings tend to be shaky !
Another problem you can encounter when shooting from a smartphone is that your video may be recorded upside-down or even rotated by 90°.
Till date, I did not find any very simple solution under Linux to simply stabilize (unshake) and/or rotate my day-to-day videos.
This article explains how to easily post-process any group of video files straight from Nautilus file manager to rotate and stabilize them. The tool handles following actions :
- read important metadata
- rotate video if needed
- stabilize video if needed
- transcode it to h264 & aac
It has been designed and tested nder Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome Xenial 16.04 LTS. It should be applicable to many up-to-date Linux distro.