Previously I posted this piece prior to applying the new effect filter "Warp Stabilizer" in Adobe CS5.5 After Effects. Since then I have received my CS5.5 upgrade from Adobe and decided to apply the Warp Stabilizer to select shots. Working with Nikon D7000 video in CS5.5 was not as easy as it should have been, I'll just say that much here. Further details can be found on my blog.
A few nips and tucks, some AE VFX, a title and some credits, and I now have something to show.
One very important note to take away here, AE Warp Stabilizer is absolutely not a replacement for a good tripod or shoulder rig. I was unable to use it on some shots and a discerning eye will be able to see anomalies in some shots that I did use it on. Other than that, AE Warp Stabilizer significantly improved this piece and I am happy with my first ever test shooting video with the Nikon D7000 and editing with the Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 suite of tools.
Equipment used: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8, Nikkor 85mm f.1.8, Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5, Adobe Production Premium CS5.5, Premiere Pro CS5.5, After Effects CS5.5, Sound Booth CS5, MBP 17" 2.3 GHz i7 quad core, 8GB RAM, 500MB SSD.