I just started running warp stabilization on a clip for today's vlog. As of writing it's on frame 142 of 2732, so it's going to be another half hour or so before I find out if it works.
I recorded myself walking across campus with my camera hanging from my neck, pointed up at my face. So, like, you can probably guess how that looks? It's bad. I didn't know if it was going to be that bad, but after cutting it I watched it back and it started to make me feel nauseous. So I really hope warp works. Otherwise maybe I'll just blur the edges and hope that diminishes the feeling?
When I first discovered warp stabilization, I thought it was a miracle. I couldn't believe how easy it was to just chuck all the camera jitter out of a piece of footage. I used it all the time.
Then, I used it on a video of a lecture, where the camera was mostly stable but frequently bumped. And let me tell you, it did not like it.
The room seemed to boil and churn, bulging and contracting around the professor as if he was a center of gravity distorting the architecture of the space.
Cleverly misapplied warp stabilization might make a really good Lovecraftian Horror effect.