Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: FlickerRemoveMatte


In the S_FlickerRmMatte Plugin.

Removes temporal flickering from the Source clip using a Matte clip to specify the area where the average brightness should remain constant. To use this effect, select a Source frame that has the desired brightness within the Matte, and hit the Set Hold Level button. When other frames are processed, their brightness will be scaled so the average brightness within the Matte is equal to the Hold Level. You can keyframe different Hold Level values over time to account for desirable brightness changes.


Source: The clip to remove flicker from.

Matte: The white of this clip specifies which Source areas to measure the flicker from. It can be inverted with the Invert Matte parameter.


Load Preset: Push-button .
Brings up the Preset Browser to browse all available presets for this effect.

Save Preset: Push-button .
Brings up the Preset Save dialog to save a preset for this effect.

Set Hold Level: Push-button .
Pressing this button sets the Hold Level parameter to the average Source brightness within the Matte at the current frame. It causes the output to equal the Source at this frame. (This will not work properly when in 'Redraw:Never' mode.)

Hold Level: Default: 0.5, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The requested average output brightness for the area within the Matte.

Invert Matte: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
If enabled, the black and white of the matte are inverted before use.

Measured Flicker: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
When processing, this parameter is automatically adjusted to record the amount of flicker at each frame. You can copy the keyframes to a parameter in other effect in order to match the flicker in a different clip, or adjust the brightness on certain frames. Changing this parameter manually has no effect.



Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Brings up the Mocha window for tracking footage and generating masks.

Blur Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Blurs the Mocha Mask by this amount before using. This can be used to soften the edges or quantization artifacts of the mask, and smooth out the time displacements.

Mocha Opacity: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1, Shared .
Controls the strength of the Mocha mask. Lower values reduce the intensity of the effect.

Invert Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
If enabled, the black and white of the Mocha Mask are inverted before applying the effect.

Show Mocha Only: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
Bypass the effect and show the Mocha Mask itself.

Bypass Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
Ignore the Mocha Mask and apply the effect to the entire source clip.

Combine Masks: Popup menu,  Default: Union .
Determines how to combine the Mocha Mask and Input Mask when both are supplied to the effect.
Union: Uses the area covered by both masks together.
Intersect: Uses the area that overlaps between the two masks.
Mocha Only: Ignore the Input Mask and only use the Mocha Mask.
See general info for: Res , On Fields , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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