Stabilizing moving camera footage is crucial for a comfortable viewing experience in VR. Footage shot from a static camera generally will not require stabilization, but if the camera moves, it will most often require stabilization. The use of mechanical camera stabilizers during shooting can help reduce unwanted tilt and sway, but stabilizing in post will still be beneficial.
In Mistika VR, stabilization runs on the Output Camera, generating a set of S-Yaw, S-Pitch and S-Roll values. These stabilization values will be displayed as keyframed values in the output camera. The Yaw, Pitch and Roll parameters act independently of S parameters and can be edited without affecting the stabilization.
Mistika VR supports import of the Insta360 Pro 2 or Titan gyro metadata which was captured during each individual shot. The camera’s recorded metadata is stored in the pro.prj file for each shot and is utilized when selecting Import Stabilization Metadata under the Stabilize pop-up menu. In the case of this helicopter shot, the recorded metadata is very useful for stabilizing the shot.
For more information read the Stabilizing 360 video in Mistika VR article.