Here you can download the «Handheld Camera» presets I made for the movie Deadpool. These are real camera shake presets, made from actual shots with a real camera – not some digitally created wiggle. That makes them truly organic and real looking. And of course, they’re all GPU accelerated and will work in real-time in Premiere Pro.
Vashi Nedomansky was hired as a consultant on the Deadpool movie to help lead editor Julian Clarke and the rest of the editing team with their Premiere Pro workflow. They used After Effects to simulate handheld camera shake, but it slowed them down because they had to go to After Effects, and there was some rendering involved. So Vashi contacted me, and asked if I could make some Premiere Pro presets for handheld camera. He knew I had a short one already in Jarle’s Presets v 3.
So I made some new ones that were longer, and had various amounts of shake because they were shot with different lenses etc. You can read more about the way the Deadpool team used Premiere Pro at The Pro Video Coalition and on Jonny Elwyn’s blog.
Want Motion Blur?
To keep these presets working in real-time, there’s no Motion Blur. You may want Motion Blur on the shakiest presets. If you want Motion Blur on your clips, just right-click and choose Replace with After Effects Composition. In After Effects, turn on the Motion Blur switches for the Layer and for the Composition. Go back to Premiere, and you have Motion Blur on your camera shake.
Download the presets for free
Now, you can use the very same presets used by the editors of Deadpool to simulate handheld camera in your locked-off shots. Just download the presets, unzip the ZIP file and import the presets to Premiere. (In the Effects panel, right-click the Presets folder and choose Import Presets, then point to the .prfpst file). Throw them on your boring locked-off shots to create a more energetic look. Please note that I made these in Premiere Pro CC2015.2, so they may not work in older versions of Premiere. EDIT: I just got a word from someone using CS6, and he says it works a charm in CS6! 🙂
Download Jarle's Deadpool Camera Shake PresetsDownload 431.94 KB 162518 downloads
If you like these presets, you may want to learn more about advanced editing techniques in Premiere Pro. Take a look at The Cool Stuff in Premiere Pro, where you’ll learn how to make advanced effects presets and edit faster in Premiere Pro.
Now also for Vegas Pro!
Edit Dec 13 2016: Aleksey Tarasov, the author of the Vegasaur Toolkit extension for VEGAS Pro NLE contacted me and asked if he could include my presets as part of his Vegasaur extension. I gave him my permission, so now even Vegas Pro editors can enjoy the handheld look from Deadpool. Here’s a screen shot from the extension.
Read more here: http://vegasaur.com/handheld-camera
Now also for After Effects!
Edit Jan 16 2017: Greg Golya, design director for Fox Sports in Cleveland Ohio USA, has converted the Premiere Pro presets to an After Effects project! The project has solids that you can replace with your own footage. That project made it very easy for me to save Effects Presets, which may be a better way to use these. So now you can download my presets and his project (CC2015.3).
Unzip the files and copy the “! Deadpool Handheld Camera” folder with the two sub-folders containing .ffx files to DocumentsAdobeAfter Effects CC 2017User Presets. If you don’t have a User Presets folder, just create one. Next time you open After Effects (or refresh the effects list) you’ll have all the Deadpool presets in your Effects & Presets panel. Note that these AE presets are made for 1920×1080 footage. If you use other sizes, you’ll need to move the Anchor Point or add a Transform effect to center the footage after adding the preset to a layer.
These AE presets should work with After Effects CC2015.3 and newer.
Download Deadpool Handheld Camera AE PresetsDownload 907.05 KB 20776 downloads
Now also for Nuke!
Gavin Greenwalt Converted the presets over to Nuke Transform Gizmos, and made them available at http://pastebin.com/XdmMfKAY.
Contents, Jarle’s Deadpool Handheld Camera Presets
- For any footage
- Handheld Camera – Long Lens
- Handheld Camera – Small Camcorder
- Handheld Camera – Somewhat Steady
- For over-sized footage
- Handheld Camera – More Movement
- Handheld Camera – More Movement Smooth
- Handheld Camera – More Movement, Smoothest
- Handheld Camera – Lots of Movement
Vashi took the time to create a sample video where he applied some of the presets, so you can see the effect. Watch it below.
If you haven’t seen the movie, here’s the trailer.
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Update 2016-08-06: The presets have been used in two Scandinavian movies lately – Hermit Monster Killer and Cave. Here’s the trailer for Cave.
The 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 versions of my presets have been downloaded more than 375,000 times, and are used daily by documentary film editors, wedding video makers, students, broadcast companies, and even Hollywood. Now, you can download version 4.0 for Premiere Pro CC 2018, with even more cool and useful presets.
I’ve included the Deadpool presets for Handheld Camera, more Audio presets, and more compositing tools. All presets using obsolete effects have been replaced by new ones using the new effects.
Now there are 106 presets in total! Most presets from earlier are still included. You’ll get lots of Color Grading presets, including several “Looks” presets for Bleach Bypass, Teal & Orange, Sepia, Color Negative, Cross Process and many more.
In addition, there are LOG to LIN presets for Alexa, Canon Cinestyle for DSLRs and for Sony F3, some scaling tools for HD to SD, 1080 to 720 etc., and some useful Compositing tools like Dynamic Garbage Matte, and some cool Miscellaneous presets.
Most of the presets have tool tips so when you hover over them you’ll get info about how to use them. For example, the “Blooming Highlights” preset says “Use on Adjustment Layer. Keys out the highlights and blurs them. Also sets Adjustment Layer to Screen mode”.
Download these Premiere Pro CC 2018 presets now – they’re free!
Download Jarle's Premiere Pro Presets version 4.0Download 801.05 KB 45075 downloads
For older versions of Premiere, use these versions.
Version 1 (Premiere Pro CS6), 63 presets
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Version 2 (Premiere Pro CC), 89 presets
Download Jarle’s Premiere Pro Presets Version 2.0Download 0.00 KB 171621 downloads
Version 3 (Premiere Pro CC 2014.2), 98 presets
Download Jarle’s Premiere Pro Presets Version 3.0Download 0.00 KB 148186 downloads
Complete list of effects presets in version 4.0
Jarle’s Audio Tools
Bad Phone Line
Bad Stadium PA
Reverb Ring Out
Soft Compression & Limiter @ -0.5 dB
Volume Keyframe Killer
Jarle’s Compositing Tools
Dynamic Garbage Matte
Dynamic Garbage Matte Track Matte
Four-Point Garbage Matte
High Contrast Key
Matte Contrast & Blur
Jarle’s Grading Tools
Black & White + Difference Mode
Broadcast Safe (Video Limiter)
Broadcast Safe – Super Safe
Curves Secondary Ready
Curves 95 %
Desaturate White and Blacks
Dodge & Burn
Gaussian Blur 150
Track Matte V3
Jarle’s Deadpool Handheld Camera Presets
For any footage
Handheld Camera – Long Lens
Handheld Camera – Small Camcorder
Handheld Camera – Somewhat Steady
For oversized footage
Handheld Camera – Lots of Movement
Handheld Camera – More Movement
Handheld Camera – More Movement Smooth
Handheld Camera – More Movement, Smoothest
Bleach Bypass 01
Blue Blurred Highlights
Cross Process 1
Cross Process 2
CTB Blue 25%
CTO Orange 25 %
Day for Night
Teal & Orange (Advanced)
Teal & Orange (Simple)
Jarle’s Scaling Tools
720 to 1080
SD 576 to HD 1080
SD 576 to HD 720
UHD to 4k
1080 to 720
HD 1080 to SD 576
HD 720 to SD 576
2160 to 1080
1920 to 1080
PiP 33% (LL, LM, LR, ML, MM, MR, UL, UM, UR)
Pip 50% (UL, UR, LL, LR)
Cross Dissolve 0.5 sec
Cross Dissolve 1 sec
Cross Dissolve 1.25 sec>
Cross Dissolve 2 sec
Double Matte Wipe Lower Matte
Double Matte Wipe Upper Matte
Glow & Blur
Spherical Blur for standard video
Swish Pan Blur
Swish Pan In
Swish Pan Out
LOG to LIN + Cinestyle LUT
Alexa LOG to LIN
Canon Technicolor Cinestyle™ S-curve
Sony F3 S-log to LIN
Bad TV Reception
Fade Text In and Out
Ken Burns 18MP for HD
Opacity Keyframe Killer
Transform with Motion Blur