Unable to fix micro shaking/jitteryness (link to video inside)

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      Full disclosure – I’m an amateur. My friend was getting married and asked if I could film the wedding as since she didn’t choose to hire a videographer. I gladly helped.

      When I got back to editing some of the footage however, I realized that some of the footage I shot with a prime lens (no image stabilization) and I grabbed the camera last minute to capture something so I was holding it by hand to stay stealthy. Naturally it was pretty shaky.

      Here is the final outcome:

      This is after I ran it through Final Cut Pro X’s image stabilization and adjusted the different scales and tried the rolling shutter. I cannot for the life of me get the jitteriness to go away. What do you guys suggest? Clips 2 and 3 were shot on a monopod so aren’t as bad. Clip 4 (where groom puts his hand on chest) is a little more wobbly as I reduced the image stabilization because it was zooming too far in and cropping out too much otherwise.

      At the end of the day though, I just want that jitteryness to go away. It’s driving me mad. How can I fix this? πŸ™

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      Sometimes you have to get creative. I have slo-moed clips to reduce the stabilization issue and overlayed the audio track or used music with it. Other times I had to resort to a “picture frame effect” to hide the stabilization’s frame edge when I couldn’t let it zoom in on the stabilized clip. A dreamy/cloudy/foggy frame with fade to black edge could be used.

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