Stabilization in FiLMiC Pro

FiLMiC Pro offers a range of stabilisation options under the Settings menu on both iOS and Android.

The following stabilization options are available on iOS:

  • OFF
    When set to OFF, all forms of stabilization are disabled and no digital crop is applied to the frame. This is ideal for tripod use and delivers ultra-low preview latency.
  • Standard
    Optical image stabilization (OIS) and Apple's 'standard' software stabilization (EIS) are both engaged concurrently for smooth results. This is ideal for handheld shooting. Minimal preview latency is introduced for a responsively smooth filming experience (approx. 4 frame latency).
  • Cinematic
    - OIS and Apple's 'cinematic' software stabilization are enabled for extra smooth results. Ideal for handheld shooting and vlogging.
    WARNING: Cinematic IS introduces high preview latency of approximately 1 second!
    - This makes it less than ideal for fast paced shooting where you need a near-realtime preview. It is better suited to applications where you do not need to look at the live preview for example vlogging or mounted to a vehicle.
  • Cinematic+
    - OIS and Apple's 'cinematic extended' software stabilization are enabled for extremely smooth results. Ideal for handheld shooting and vlogging.
    - WARNING: Introduces extreme preview latency of approximately 2.5 seconds!!! 
    - This makes it unsuitable for fast paced shooting where you need a near-realtime preview. It is better suited to applications where you do not need to look at the live preview for example vlogging or mounted to a vehicle.

See typical latency for each level of stabilization in this video:

The following stabilization options are available on Android (device specific):

  • OFF
    All forms of stabilization are disabled and no digital crop is applied to the frame. This is ideal for tripod use.
  • OIS
    Optical image stabilization (OIS) is enabled. No additional software stabilization (EIS) occurs. This delivers smooth natural results ideal for handheld filming.
  • EIS
    Electronic software stabilization (EIS) is enabled. Optical image stabilization is disabled. Offers high levels of stabilization but can introduce digital warping.
  • OIS + EIS
    Both optical (OIS) and software based image stabilization (EIS) are enabled.