But, even though CMOS technology enables high quality products to be developed at cheaper and cheaper prices, it is not without it’s own problems.
One of the main issues when shooting video on a CMOS camera are rolling shutter artifacts.
When a CMOS sensor records an image, it scans the image from top to bottom, left to right. This scanning action results in a slight lag time between the recording of the top left of the image, to the bottom right of the image, resulting in images with horizontal skew and vertical distortion.
These distortions, when coupled with the motion of the camera, creates the infamous “wobbly” image effect attributed to CMOS cameras. This effect is heightened when shooting on cameras like Canon’s Legria and Sony’s HDR range of prosumer/consumer level camcorders.
Rolling shutter artifacts become more obvious after stabilizing, therefore CoreMelt has developed it’s own rolling shutter reduction feature, and will include it as a free addition to it’s renowned Lock & Load video stabilization plugin for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Motion, making it the only video stabilization plugin with rolling shutter reduction.
Lock & Load X is the worlds fastest video stabilizer for Final Cut Pro, and with the new Rolling Shutter reduction feature, will prove to be an even more useful edition to any videographers plugin arsenal!