Optical Stabilizer output is black

I tried using optical stabilizer for the first time in Avid. The shot is gopro footage, camera was mounted on a walking dog so, lots of camera shake. Also the camera is moving forward through a neighborhood meaning that the background is constantly changing. When I analyze the clip, the composer window is black. Is this a problem with my install/system config or is this normal for this type of shot?


By default the Optical Stabilizer “Mode” is set to “Stabilize” which assumes you are trying to lock to a single frame of reference and this will cause later frames to effectively be completely off screen. Change the Mode to “Smooth” instead which will average out the motion without trying to lock to a single frame. Does that work for you?

Cool. That worked.

Thanks Jason.