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Digital Anarchy Announces New Flicker Free Plugin

Digital Anarchy releases Flicker Free 1.0, a plugin designed to help fix a wide range of footage affected with flicker or strobing.

Digital Anarchy announced Flicker Free 1.0 for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Apple's Final Cut Pro. Flicker Free gives video editors and visual effects artists a powerful new tool that easily fixes a wide range of footage affected with flicker or strobing. Flicker Free analyzes on the fly, renders quickly, and easily produces beautiful flicker free footage. There are presets for many different types of flicker, allowing it to easily fit into any editors workflow. The goal of Digital Anarchy is to produce software that just works, simple, but extremely powerful. The software should do the hard work.

"We're extremely excited about Flicker Free."said Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy. "We've already seen it used on some high profile broadcasts to deal with flicker problems from slow motion cameras, as well as LED lights. I think users will be pretty impressed when they see how effective it is on their footage."

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's an incredibly powerful tool to fix a problem that sometimes renders video footage unusable. 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, sharp and colorful.

Flicker Free is resolution independent and will work on any sized footage from 30 megapixel image sequences to film, 4K, and HD. The fast rendering speed of Flicker Free allows it to fit into any workflow in any host application. Currently it supports Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro. Support for Avid, Assimilate Scratch, Davinci Resolve, and Sony Vegas are coming soon.

Here is a rundown of the great new features:

  • Ease of Use: The simple UI and presets makes it fast and easy to find the perfect settings for your footage. There's no need to analyze histograms, re-time footage, or other complex tasks.
  • Presets: Presets for many different types of flicker makes it easy to deflicker video footage.
  • Analyze on the Fly: You can get to work quickly. Flicker Free adjusts the brightness on every frame and doesn't require any 'pre-analysis',
  • Removes Flicker: De-flickers time lapse, slow motion, and archival footage to produce a consistent brightness of all frames.
  • Removes Strobing: This is usually caused by refresh rate of LED lights, TVs, and monitors being out of sync with the camera.
  • Supports Many Host Apps: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro are available immediately with Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, and Sony Vegas coming soon.

Source: Digital Anarchy

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.