Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: TimeAverage

Feedback: TimeAverage

In the S_Feedback Plugin.

Each output frame is the average of multiple input frames: from the current frame, back to a given number of previous frames. This is similar to the Trails effect, except all frames within the range are weighted equally instead of fading out, so the end points of the trails are abrupt. Each frame contributes only 1/n of the total brightness, so fast-moving objects against a dark background may seem dim.

The average is reinitialized whenever any non-consecutive frame is processed: either the first frame, reprocessing a given frame, or jumping to another frame. You must process multiple frames of a clip in a row to observe the effect.


Source: The input to process. In Batch, it is recommended that this input be a clip of frames rather than another node.


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.

Ave Over Frames: Integer,  Default: 10, Range: 1 or greater.
The number of previous frames to average over, including the current frame. For correct results, this parameter should not be animated.

Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the output brightness.



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.
See general info for: Res , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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