In part one and part two of this article series we took a good look at the free options available to take care of flicker for timelapse, regular footage and high speed over-crank video. For part 3 and 4 we will look at the paid options.
Back when the digital timelapse craze in the early part of the last decade was in it’s infancy there were no real options for flickering adjustment for timelapse sequences. In came GBDeflicker from Granite Bay Software in California.
Flicker is the “F” word of the slow motion video world. It can ruin shots or make them distracting enough to fail in conveying the message to the viewer. It is hard to detect while recording and even with tools to minimize it on set it can still show up later as faint throbbing light.
There are however a few solutions that can take care of the flicker of a vast majority of affected shots after the recording has been made. There is no do it all Swiss army knife for fixing flicker on a shot; no real 100% foolproof plugin or method to get rid of it exists. However a few solutions come very close and that means great news for people on an inexpensive light budget.
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