I went to a junior high spring band concert last night. Nobody ever watches videos of those events, so I was not planning to shoot. Out of habit, I took a small, unobtrusive HX9V and no tripod or stick. My family group is always last to arrive at those things, so we were in the very back of the room. Everything is wrong in school auditoriums, but the video has to be shot!
I was well past optical zoom for most of it, and it is very shaky. I was going to put it on the HDD and leave it.
My son emailed and said his smart phone video was awful and unusable. He asked if I would share what I got. Good thing I'm retired because I worked on it all day!
I got it edited down to about 7 minutes and it stars my charming, beautiful, smart and musical granddaughter that says she loves me.
I put it on YouTube and decided to see if their stabilizer processing would do anything. YouTube crunched on it for about 2 hours! The results blew me away. My shaky point and shoot video is almost rock solid. Then, I ran into an option to download the file as an MP4. I had no idea you could upload for processing and download finished results.
Now I have an archival and shareable video for any family members that may want it. And, it is stable enough to watch without getting seasick.
Take some shaky, long zoom video as a test and try it. See if you're as impressed as I am with the YT processing.