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Flicker Free Plugin Examples of Rolling Bands (Camera/Light Sync Issues), Time Lapse, Slow Motion & More

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De-flickering Reality TV: The Amazing Race Australia - Fluorescents and LED Lights

Marcus Herrick is a magician. He takes some of the most difficult footage and turns it into something visually appealing to hundreds of thousands of viewers. Marcus Herrick was also the Online Editor & Colorist for three series of The Amazing Race Australia (TARAUS).

Given the globe spanning scale of The Amazing Race, Camera operators for TARAUS are on the go for huge stretches of time, doing everything The Amazing Race Australian contestants do, only doing it backwards while shooting! What this means for Herrick and others in Post is you have to accept that while the camera operators are doing their best, you will on occasion get dark, soft, shaky and flickering footage. “Being able to fix flicker at the touch of a button is amazing! Being able to fix flickering as part of the grade a big time saver as well as being able to see how the effect impacts the grade. Flicker free has become my go to tool.”

The Amazing Race Australia shot with Panasonic Pro cameras and a variety of specialty cams, and edited with Avid Media Composer and graded with DaVinci Resolve.

Marcus Herrick’s company Haiku Post provides post production finishing services in Melbourne, Australia. marcus@haiku.com.au

Red Tape Pictures: Music Video for All India Radio (song: Fall)

Red Tape Pictures, a post production house based out of Brisbane Australia, created this beautiful video for the band All India Radio. They used Flicker Free on portions of it and really did a marvelous job. The song is beautiful and haunting as well.

All India Radio - Fall from Red Tape Pictures

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LED Light Flicker: Agata Alexander Directed Music Video for The Bloody Beetroots feat. Tommy Lee

Music video from the Bloody Beetroots featuring Tommy Lee (of Motley Crue fame). Some of the LED lights on the set were causing severe strobing in some shots.

This isn’t regular flicker, it’s sort of rolling bands. It’s something that's caused by the camera shutter speed and lights being out of sync. You can see other examples of rolling bands on the Flicker Free Examples page. Flicker Free was the only plugin that got rid of the LED flicker. Just another big problem the plugin can solve.

Willy B!, TV for Radio: Television Commercial (flickering 3D render)

A commercial for radio station WTTS, that uses a logo that was rendered in a 3D package. Unfortunately there was some flickering that occurred in the render. Editor Willy B! used Flicker Free to eliminate the problem and meet the deadline. This video breaks down the problem, shows the solution, and then the entire commercial.

De-flickering Sports Slow Motion Footage: Flicker Free & Griffin Wing Productions

Great example of the flicker you get when shooting slow motion at sporting events. In this case, Griffin Wing Productions shot a Championship high school football game, shooting a lot of 240fps slow motion footage. As often happens, the stadium lights caused a lot of flickering when shot in slow motion. They used the Flicker Free plugin to eliminate the flicker.

Aaron Griffin is the owner and Creative Director at Griffin Wing Productions. Griffin shoots a lot of sports with a Sony FS700 and when shooting at 240fps under stadium lights, flicker is a big problem. Stadiums usually have low quality lights and the high frame rate captures the lights oscillating in brightness at 60hz (or 60 times a second). “I was shooting for a local high school in the North Carolina 2AA Championship game. I got some really great shots but aesthetically the flicker was bad, really bad.”

Griffin Wing Productions is a full service video company based in Raleigh, North Carolina and can be found here: http://www.griffinwingproductions.com/index.html

The final video this footage is from is here: https://youtu.be/6NHSlYyELsM

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