MS 13 Stabiliser

Jack S wrote on 2/19/2014, 6:32 PM
I've just upgraded to MS13 Suite and am trying to familiarise myself with it after working previously with V11. I heard a lot about how good the Sony Stabiliser plug-in was and tried it on an event in a project saved with V11. After adding the effect I couldn't do anything with the plug-in properties window except change the stabiliser preset. Everything seemed to be greyed out and I couldn't move the sliders.
Is there something simple I've missed?


vkmast wrote on 2/19/2014, 6:44 PM
D7K wrote on 2/19/2014, 8:30 PM
The best stabilizer in MS 13 suite is the BCC Optical Stabilizer. The Sony one, not so much. The BCC OS is a beast with about lots of configuration choices. Read the help file, do some testing and you will be rewarded.
Jack S wrote on 2/20/2014, 4:38 AM
Thanks vk. Got it. I was selecting Video Event FX and not Media Event FX. I'll read the explanatory notes more carefully in future. Thanks again.

D7K, is the BCC stabiliser the Boris one? I haven't installed that yet so I'll look forward to experimenting with it. Thanks.
D7K wrote on 2/20/2014, 10:11 AM
TreeTops wrote on 2/20/2014, 10:22 AM
It should have installed automatically when you installed MS 13 Suite.
vkmast wrote on 2/20/2014, 11:42 AM
The BorisFX video effects units for the 13 Suite are in a separate file named mss13-bcc8units.exe. BorisFX Units are available for 64-bit operating systems only.
FXHome/HitFilm video effects install with Suite (and Platinum, according to the comparison table), 32-bit and 64-bit.
Jack S wrote on 2/20/2014, 11:50 AM
Not for me, TreeTops. I've had to install from the downloaded file.

D7K. I've just had a play with the optical stabiliser. My camcorder has a very effective optical stabiliser but some of my clips suffer from 'wandering'. Using the 'Translation + Rotation + Zoom' Stabilise drop-down option does a very good job of freezing the clip. I particularly like how the clip doesn't need analysing again each time a parameter is changed. Worth the upgrade to 13 just for this feature!
Sony Vick.s Air wrote on 9/15/2014, 1:20 PM
I downloaded mss13-bcc8units. But in MS13 it seems that the BCC plugins are just a evaluation version - where do I find my key ? I bought the update for MS 13 suite online at
vkmast wrote on 9/15/2014, 2:12 PM
Sony Vick's Air,
read D7K's post(s) on the subject e.g. here confirmed by ForumAdmin's post as well.