What is video image stabilization

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Video image stabilization is an important feature of contemporary still and video camera lenses. Image stabilization or “IS” for short is accomplished in the lens of the camera. It works by reducing the effective area of exposure of the imaging sensor(s) in the camera by 10-15%. If the camera shakes while recording, the camera uses that 10-15% border area to smooth the image. IS is popular for handheld work. We use IS for tripod mounted shots that require a medium ...

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