Emulsio Removes Camera Shake On Your iPhone Videos

iOS: Unless you’re using a tripod, shooting videos on your iPhone or iPad will produce some camera shake. Emulsio is a neat app that smartly stabilises the videos you shoot to make for a shake-free viewing experience.

The app lets you enable or disable stabilisation for each axis; compensate for rotational camera motion; remove wobbling artifacts; and use a “stabilisation strength” slider bar to decide how much it should zoom in to reduce shakes around the edges of the screen. The really cool part is that you can split the screen into two to compare what the video looks like before and after applying the effect.

In the free version, the app will only work with 30-second videos and watermarks them when exporting to your Photos library. You’ll want to unlock the app to get unlimited time and no watermarks, which is an in-app purchase of $1.99.

Emulsio uses videos from your Photos library; it doesn’t record the videos itself. Video Camera+ is still the best video shooting app for iOS, although you should combine it with some tricks to shoot better video on smartphones. And then use Emulsio to stabilise your footage!

Emulsio (Free; $1.99 to unlock) [iTunes App Store via The Unofficial Apple Weblog]


  • Luma did this for free last year, but Instagram bought them, they removed their app from the App Store, and now you can only use the stabilisation if you take the videos in Instagram. Not an option if you don’t like square videos.

    • Just wanted to chime in and say how good the Luma app is/was. I just tested Emulsio and Luma (which I had installed before it was pulled) on a test clip and Luma is so good it just doesn’t compare… Emulsio has more settings but there was too much zoom required and worse, the video had visible stretching. Instagram killed the no.1 stabilising app and there’s no substitute… No, I’m not affiliated with the creators of Luma 😉

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