If you see this message in Premiere Pro it’s because of the Warp Stabilizer effect. It’s easy to fix it:
- In the Timeline, click on the clip
- Go to Effect Controls panel (NOT the Effects panel)
- Locate the Warp Stabilizer effect and click on the Analyze button
That’s it! After waiting the message should disappear. If you continue having problems then DELETE the Warp Stabilizer effect entirely from the clip, then add it again. Also make sure you don’t have multiple Warp Stabilizer effects on the clip. You will see this by scrolling down in the Effect Controls panel. If you have multiple Warp Stabilizer effects, delete all of them and start over again.
If that doesn’t work then the final resort is to delete the clip entirely from the Timeline and start over again.
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Why is this happening?
This will happen when you apply the Warp Stabilizer to a clip and then later extend the clip to reveal additional frames, or add a transition to the clip. Now Premiere Pro needs to analyze those new frames.
This is an annoying error message because Premiere Pro does not tell you where the Analyze button is! You need to know to click on the clip in the Timeline and then go to the Effect Controls panel. But once you know how, this is actually an easy problem to solve.
How to prevent this problem?
You may not be able to avoid this message entirely but here are a few things you can do:
- Add the Warp Stabilizer to your clips after you have trimmed them and added any transitions.
- Be sure to add only one Warp Stabilizer effect to a clip
What is the Warp Stabilizer?
The Warp Stabilizer is a video effect that comes with Adobe Premiere Pro and allows you to stabilize shaky footage. Most footage that is hand-held or shot with a moving camera will be shaky.
How to use the Warp Stabilizer?
Using the Warp Stabilizer is easy:
- First, click on the shaky clip in the Timeline.
- Then go to the Effects panel and type “Warp” into the Search box. This should reveal the Warp Stabilizer VFX effect.
- Now drag and drop the effect from the Effects panel onto the clip in the Timeline.
Most of the time the Warp Stabilizer works automatically without the need to change the settings. In case you need to change the settings, click on the clip in the Timeline and then go to the Effect Controls panel. You will see various settings there such as Smoothness and Method.
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