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"Wobbly buildings" in photo timelapse
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MBender
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I was following a YT tutorial on how to make a timelapse using DJI Mini.
I picked a nice spot and set it to take a photo every 5 seconds. It was a calm day without almost any wind. Then I put the photos into Premiere Pro, reduced the duration of the still images to 1 frame and applied a basic Warp Stabilize effect.

Well, the end result is... odd. The buildings are... "wobbly". Which is VERY apparent. Clearly something's slightly changing on each photo, but what? Is it the lens correction? If so, then it's really bad! Any way to turn it off?

Here's a short, cropped and zoomed (for privacy, just in case) fragment of what I'm talking about:
3-27 10:29
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Occams Razor
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The drone has slight movement from shot to shot.  The Mini is not going to be as still while hovering as the higher end DJI drone.
3-27 11:46
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MBender
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Occams Razor Posted at 3-27 11:46
The drone has slight movement from shot to shot.  The Mini is not going to be as still while hovering as the higher end DJI drone.

This much is true, but note that the building WOBBLES. This can't be an effect of warp stabilization, can it? It looks like lens correction from shot to shot is causing issues.
3-27 13:01
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Occams Razor
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MBender Posted at 3-27 13:01
This much is true, but note that the building WOBBLES. This can't be an effect of warp stabilization, can it? It looks like lens correction from shot to shot is causing issues.

I am thinking the distortion in the lens as the drone moves is causing the wobble.  I've only watched the video on my phone so I will re-watch on a monitor when I get home.
3-27 13:09
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Ice_2k
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Can you try without the warp effect?
3-27 13:16
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Montfrooij
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Wow, that looks weird.
Most likely the stabilizer had a hard time deciding which part of the frame should be aligned correctly.
Not sure if you can apply lens correction before stabilizing, but it might help.
3-27 13:33
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DJI Thor
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Hi, could you please try to record a video and see if it happens on video recording?
3-28 03:21
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DAFlys
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Probably just the drone moving around a little.
3-30 01:26
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