Tutorials for the Flicker Free Plugin

The Beauty Box Video plugin is easy to use. You almost don't need tutorials to use this video effects software! It's always good to see how you can push software to perform even better than we imagined, so read on.

Flicker Free Basic Parameter Overview

Sensitivity: This affects how much of the image Flicker Free is looking at. Usually set this between 10 and 30. If the flicker is affecting the whole frame, higher values are useful. For smaller areas, set to a low value.

Time Radius: Determines the number of frames over time that Flicker Free is looking at. The higher the value, the better it'll remove flicker, but the longer the render times.

Type: The three different algorithms available in Flicker Free. Time Lapse is appropriate for footage shot over long intervals. The Slow/Regular Motion algorithms are more appropriate for high frame rate video and footage shot at the normal 24/30 fps.

All Channels: This can produce much better deflickering as each channel is processed independantly. However, it can result in more artifacts.

Threshold: Only the Slow/Regular Motion - Alternate algorithm uses this parameter. Set between 5 and 20 for best results.

Detect Motion: Flicker Free will analyze the footage and try to account for fast moving elements in the scene. This usually will reduce any artifacts. However with some footage and in can cause problems. So if adjusting the Time Radius and Type doesn't solve your issues, try turning this off. Usually it should be left on however.

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Flicker Free Manual

You can download the Flicker Free Manual PDF manual here. It'll give you an overview of the parameters, how to register, and some tips on trouble shooting!

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movies below. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Flicker Free, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Flicker Free After Effects Intro Tutorial

This tutorial talks about how to use Flicker Free in After Effects to deflicker time lapse and slow motion footage or footage with camera/light sync problems resulting in rolling bands. It goes over the parameters and explains how to use them. LEVEL: BASIC

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movies below. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Flicker Free, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Slow Motion Test Footage

Time Lapse Test Footage

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movies below. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Flicker Free, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Flicker Free Tips: Improving Flicker Removal

Take a deeper look at the controls for our popular Flicker Free plugin! This explains what to do when the stock settings in the plugin are just shy of getting rid of that pesky flicker. We look at the quick and easy changes you can make and explain how and why they work to remedy the most stubborn flicker you might encounter. This uses After Effects but many of the tips can be applied to other host applications. LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Flicker Free Tips: Apply Flicker Free BEFORE other Plugins

One incredibly important way of speeding up Flicker Free is to apply it before any other plugins or effects. This can dramatically reduce your render times.

For example, in Premiere Pro if you apply the Lumetri plugin before Flicker Free it'll increase render times by 300-350%. For more details, please visit the AnarchyJim Blog post on Applying Flicker Free First. LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

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Flicker Free Tips: Speeding Up Flicker Free

How to speed up Flicker Free's rendering time. In Summary: Keep Time Radius as low as possible, Sensitivity as high as possible, and apply Flicker Free to the resolution you're going to deliver at. Watch the video for a complete explanation! You can also check out this blog post for other Flicker Free rendering speed tips. LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Flicker Free Final Cut Pro Intro Tutorial

This tutorial talks about how to use Flicker Free in Final Cut Pro to deflicker time lapse and slow motion footage. It goes over the parameters and explains how to use them. LEVEL: BASIC, Duration: 17 min.

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movies below. NOTE: This movie is only for testing Flicker Free, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Slow Motion Test Footage

Time Lapse Test Footage

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Flicker Free Premiere Pro Intro Tutorial

This tutorial goes over Flicker Free within Adobe Premiere Pro to deflicker video footage. It explains the parameters and basic functionality. LEVEL: BASIC

Slow Motion Test Footage

Time Lapse Test Footage

Flicker Free Davinci Resolve Intro Tutorial

In this tutorial we discuss Flicker Free in Davinci Resolve. It's used to eliminate flicker on video footage that results from high speed video, time lapse, or the rolling bands that occur when a camera is out of sync with the lights. This covers the basics on how to use it. LEVEL: BASIC

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movies below.

NOTE: This movie is only for testing Flicker Free, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Slow Motion Test Footage

Time Lapse Test Footage

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Flicker Free Avid Media Composer Intro Tutorial

This tutorial talks about how to use Flicker Free in Avid Media Composer to deflicker time lapse and slow motion footage or footage with camera/light sync problems resulting in rolling bands. It goes over the parameters and explains how to use them. LEVEL: BASIC

Don't have video footage of your own to test? Just download the sample movies below.

NOTE: This movie is only for testing Flicker Free, and NOT for royalty free usage.

Slow Motion Test Footage

Time Lapse Test Footage

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Removing Flicker from Stadium Lights in Slow Motion Sports Videos

In this tutorial, Jim Tierney shows how to deflicker slow motion video footage shot under stadium lights. This is a common problem with shooting slow motion sports, as most stadiums, even for pros, either use LEDs or industrial lighting. Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free plugin solves the problem easily. It's available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Resolve and more.

Deflickering Day to Night Time Lapse Videos

If you're trying to shoot a time lapse sequence with extreme lighting changes, like day to night (or vice versa), shooting Aperture Priority is an easy way to do it. Letting the camera adjust the shutter speed as the light changes. Unfortunately, this leads to flicker. In this tutorial we'll show how to use Digital Anarchy's Flicker Free plugin to easily get rid of the exposure flicker and end up with a beautiful, smooth time lapse video.

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Removing Flicker from Drone Video Footage

One common problem when shooting video with a drone is flicker caused by prop shadows. Our Flicker Free plugin is commonly used to deal with this problem and this tutorial goes over how to do it. It discusses the correct settings within the plugin and the two step process usually necessary to deal with drone prop flicker. This tutorial is done Premiere but the concept should apply to any host app: After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Resolve, etc.

Download AE and Premiere project files along with test footage. Click Here.

De-flickering GOP Compression Artifacts in Drone Video Footage

In this tutorial we show how to reduce the video flickering caused by GOP compression artifacts, a common problem with video footage shot with drones. (DJI Phantom Pro drone in this case) This tutorial is done After Effects but the concept should apply to any host app: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Resolve, etc.

GOP stands for 'Group of Pictures' and is a common compression method.

It groups multiple frames together to help get better compression rates. Typically this is 7 or 15 frames. In the case of the DJI Phantom Professional drone, it uses a 7 frame GOP. This causes a shift in pixels every 8 frames. In some video footage this is very noticeable as it's rhythmic pattern and creates a shimmering type of effect. The Flicker Free plugin can be used to minimize this, giving you a more professional looking video.

Download the original 4K drone footage with GOP flicker. Click Here. (1gb file)

Download the AE and Premiere Pro project files used in the tutorial.

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Flicker Free Demo Reel

The reel is a mixture of different types of flicker problems with the originals and the deflickered Flicker Free versions. It shows a variety of situations that cause video to flicker. You can download a few of these movies from the Examples section to use yourself. Of course, you can use the trial version to apply it to your own footage and see for yourself how easy it is to deflicker video.

The video above is on YouTube and in some spots is pretty compressed. If you want to see a less compressed version, please click on the link below:

Flicker Free Demo Reel, Low Compression

High Speed Cameras and Flicker

This article has an excellent explanation of why there is often flicker problems with slow motion footage. The lighting section is at the BOTTOM of the article and applies to ALL high speed cameras, not just the Phantom (which is what the article is written for).

http://resources.abelcine.com/2009/06/18/phantom-hd-faqs/

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