This tip from video production pro Philip Bloom is a simple way to de-flicker your footage in any video editing app.
Flicker from electrical lighting can kill a shot, especially one shot in slow motion with a high shutter speed. You can try to remove this flicker with filters and plugins in your video editing software – or you could try out this simple layering trick from Philip Bloom.
Here’s the jist of Bloom’s video de-flicker trick:
- Duplicate a video clip that has electrical flicker.
- Stack this duplicate on a new layer above your original clip.
- Offset the top layer by one frame.
- Reduce the opacity (in the tutorial Philiip got good results at 50%).
- That’s it.
It’s almost TOO simple – this trick can work in any video editing application and can drastically improve the look of your indoor slow motion shots.
Director of Photography Tom Guilmette gave Philip’s de-flicker technique a test. You can view that sample here:
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