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FixIT: G Chroma Smoother

This filter combines a speedy and high quality field blending de-interlace with a 4:1:1 or 4:2:0 (progressive or interlace) DV colour sampling custom interpolator that increase the colour sampling to 4:4:4. Use the DV Colour Fix before chroma keying for improved keying or when boosting DV to DigiBeta.
DV digital video is a great format that has many advantages, not least size and cost, but this comes at the price of compression. Most digital video, whether it be DV, DVCAM, DVCPro (50), Digital-S, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, HDCAM etc. is compressed in some way. One way in which these formats differ is in how they compress the colour information in your video signal. Colour information is routinely compressed by reducing it's resolution compared to that of the luma part of the video signal. Digital video records the video picture as one luma component (Y’) and two chroma components (Cb & Cr). The resolution of the Cb & Cr chroma components is often recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the luma component. There are a set of short-hand descriptions of the various ways that the colour can be recorded as a fraction of the resolution of the luma signal:

Y'
Cb
Cr
Notes
4
4
4
No reduction in chroma resolution. The resolution of the chroma is identical to that of the luma.
4
2
2
Standard for broadcast video - the resolution of the chroma is 1/2 that of the luma; used by Digital Betacam, DVCPro 50, Digital-S etc.
4
1
1
The resolution of the chroma is 1/4 of that of the luma; used by NTSC DV and DVCAM, and PAL and NTSC DVCPro.
4
2
0
The resolution of the chroma is 1/2 of that of the luma in both horizontal and vertical directions; used by DVD, PAL DV and DVCAM.

For more information on Chroma sampling, please view the article “Chroma Sampling: An Investigation” at www.lafcpug.org/Tutorials/basic_chroma_sample.html.

Control
Settings
Notes
De-Interlace on
off
Turns on field blending de-interlace.
Fix DV Colour Sampling on
off
Turns on the custom interpolator.
Colour Sampling 4:2:0 Interlaced
4:2:0 Progressive
4:1:1
4:2:2
Selects a special algorithm for NTSC 4:1:1, PAL 4:2:0 (for interlaced images) or PAL 4:2:0 (for Progressive images) or 4:2:2 footage.
Diagnostics final
Cb Smooth
Cr Smooth
Cb Original
Cr Original
Enables you to view the final output, the modified Cb or Cr chroma channels, or the original Cb or Cr chroma channels. But flipping between modes, you can see how the interpolator adds in chroma detail.

 

 
   
 
 
 

Package Contains:

Blurs:
G Cool Blur
G Directional Blur
G Horizontal & Vertical Blur
G H and V Blur Glow
G Radial Blur

Extra Touches :
G Beauty
G Bug Eye
G Earthquaker
G FBM Noise
G Lens Flare
G Reverberator
G Split Screen
G Star
G Theatrical
G Tone Enhancer

FixIT:
G Alpha Expander
G Chroma Smoother
G Copy Channel
G Deflash
G Deflicker
G Field
G Reinterlacer

Image F/X:
G Diffuse
G False Colour
G Monochrome
G Posterise
G Saturator
G Saturator Balanced
G Sharpen
G Surreal
G Threshold
G TInt

Levels and Curves:
G Contrast
G Detail Contrast
G Detail Levels
G Hyper Contrast
G Levels
G Simple Contrast
G Simple Curves
G Simple Levels
G Super Levels

Noise Reduction:
G Chroma Noise Reduction
G Spatial Noise Reduction
G Temporal Noise Reduction

Time Tools:
G 50 Percent
G Timelapse

TV Effects:
G Analogue
G Chroma Shift
G Digital
G Head Clog
G Resolution
G RGB TV
G Roll
G Scratch
G Shift
G TV Lines

Transitions:
G Burn
G Directional Blur Dissolve
G Dissolve
G Glow Dissolve
G H and V Blur Dissolve
G Lens Flare Transition
G Long Dissolve
G Sharp Dissolve
G Spring

Generators:
G Bars
G Countdown Master
G FBM Noise
G Fields and Frames
G Laser
G Lines
G Long Lines
G Random
G Video Strip

 

 
 


   


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