2D stabilization works in movie clip editor but not in compositor (2.82a)

I’ve set up the 2D stabilizer and it works ok on the entire video (just hand-held shakiness).
I have the ‘compositor’ checked in the post-processor.
However, using the stabilizer node in the compositor doesn’t seem to stabilized anything.
In fact, the backdrop view is always an X which tells me the something but not sure what since I do have the Viewer node selected AND the backdrop updates whenever I move the timeline slider.
Running out of ideas :slight_smile: In all the tutorials this parts always just works.
(just tried in 2.81a, same problem)
(ok, it won’t even work in 2.78c!, built from scratch) Definitely overlooking something…

[SOLVED]
It’s not obvious but you have to create a track first. Without a track the stabilization works but there won’t be a ‘track’ for the compositor node to retrieve!