Kool Tools: DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects
RE:Vision Effects's DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects is great software for smoothing out those annoying flickers and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video.
DE:Flicker not only fixes flicker from artificial light sources but also fixes flicker on multiple objects, even when those objects flicker at different rates. Plus, it minimizes problems when shooting directly at light sources, causing them to "breathe" and change size when shot at higher frame rates.
DE:Flicker will also help transform your timelapse photography so that viewers watch the footage you intended them to watch and not the irritating pops that often accompany timelapse photography. The software handles the common problems of color shifts, exposure and other camera setting and lighting inconsistencies that may occur from frame to frame. DE:Flicker also tames the problems of clouds casting shadows at different places between frames, and performs well when objects appear or disappear from frame to frame.
DE:Flicker is a set of three plug-ins: one specially designed for problems within high frame rate footage; one specially designed for timelapse photography; and a third one that analyzes and then stabilizes the color and luminance levels of your footage and can be used before more specific processing with one of the other two plug-ins. As with all RE:Vision Effects plug-ins, DE:Flicker automatically works right out of the gate, but also provides intuitive controls to further refine the results.
DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects normally costs US$249.95. However, it's being offered at a special introductory price of US$199.95 through Jan. 31. Go to http://www.revisionfx.com/products/deflicker/ for more info.