Although every effort should be made to stabilize cameras in production, post production stabilization is available for when things don’t work as planned. This process is extremely time consuming and may not work for every shot, but it can make the difference between losing or saving a shot or even a whole day’s worth of shots. Stabilizing a shot can also add to the comfort of your audience; motion sickness and disorientation will drive viewers away from your story.
Camera manufacturers such as Insta360, Ricoh, Kandao and GoPro use gyroscopic sensors in their cameras to track changes in the camera’s position as it moves through 3D space. That sensor data is used by the camera-specific stitching software during the stitching process to reorient and stabilize the video. Certain third party software such as Mistika VR can read this data from some cameras, giving creators even greater control of the stabilization process.