Kool Tools: Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free plug-in
Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free 1.0 for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Apple's Final Cut Pro gives video editors and visual effects artists a useful tool that fixes a wide range of footage affected with flicker or strobing.
Flicker Free analyzes on the fly, renders quickly, and easily produces flicker free footage. There are presets for many different types of flicker, allowing it to fit into any editor's workflow.
Flicker is a problem that affects many types of video footage. Time lapse suffers from variation in exposures. Archival footage flickers because of old cameras or lights. Slow motion or high speed video can be affected by the flickering of electric lights. LED lights, TVs, and computer monitors cause flickering when out of sync with the camera.
Flicker Free deflickers all these types of footage and more. It analyzes the footage and smoothes out the luminance over multiple frames, giving the video a consistent brightness. Only the luminance is adjusted, the rest of the image looks exactly as it was meant to be.
The simple user interface and presets makes easy to find the best settings for your footage. There's no need to analyze histograms, re-time footage, or other complex tasks. The tool adjusts the brightness on every frame and doesn't require any "pre-analysis."
Flicker Free is resolution independent and will work on any sized footage from 30 megapixel image sequences to film, 4K, and HD. Support for Avid, Assimilate Scratch, Davinci Resolve, and Sony Vegas is coming soon.
Flicker Free is regularly priced at US$149, but will be on sale for $99 until March 31. It runs in After Effects CS and above, Premiere Pro CS5 and above, Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X 10.5 and above. The product runs on Mac OS X 10.6 and above, Windows XP and above, and 32- or 64-bit systems. Demo filters and samples are available at www.digitalanarchy.com .