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Granite Bay Software GBDeflicker


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Adobe After Effects plug-in to remove time-lapse flicker

Flickering is a common problem in time-lapse or stop motion footage captured using a digital still camera. Frame by frame variations in lighting or in exposure lead to perceptible brightness fluctuations, or flicker. GBDeflicker is available as an Adobe® compatible plug-in or Windows Application for removing time-lapse flicker. GBDeflicker solves the problem and removes flickering from any video source.

GBDeflicker version 4 is now available and focuses on improving the analyze process using several speed enhancements.

Before you can render, GBDeflicker3 scans through your clip analyzing the amount of flicker. After you analyze, it removes the flicker when you render. We’ve made several improvements to GBDeflicker3 to speed up the analyze process.

We’ve also changed the effects “don’t deflicker” option so that you can restrict the analyze process to only those parts of your video that have flicker. This too can greatly speed it up by not analyzing the parts of your video that have no flicker.

GBDeflicker Benefits

  • Analyzes your composition to detect and smooth out abrupt changes in luminance to create a flicker-free video
  • Flicker can be removed in most cases by simply applying GBDeflicker’s optimized default settings to your composition
  • User-friendly interface makes navigation and processing simple for amateurs and professionals
  • Rich controls and displays allow for total customization in the analysis and processing of your sequence beyond the default settings
  • Clear display graphs track input, output, settings, luminance and histogram results and provide clipping alerts throughout processing
  • Available as both an Adobe® plug-in for After Effects and Premiere Pro and as a standalone Windows application
  • Adobe® Plug-In: Windows and Mac compatible
  • The plugin version deflickers any input source After Effects can use load as input
  • The Windows application version imports sequences of Canon RAW files in addition to .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp and .tif files and processes them in a matter of minutes
  • Windows Application: Provides a quick look of your work by producing an output video (.mp4) of your image sequence without the need to run other video programs

What customers say…

  1. “This filter is a lifesaver! (and you can quote me on that)”, T.K.
  2. “GBDeflicker has been a wonderful discovery!!!! thanks for your work.”, E. C.
  3. “I tried your plug-in GBDeflicker and it worked excellent.”, L.A.
  4. “I was using FilmFix before and it did a great job, but yours was much more affordable! I think you should raise your prices!”, D. S.

Please download this PDF GBDeflicker User’s Guide (PDF)


  • Optional analysis sub-rectangle
  • Smoothing or Keyframe luminance correction algorithm
  • Frame by frame histogram display with clipping alerts
  • Luminance graph indicating degree of flicker
  • Optional linear or gamma correction

Which version of GBDeflicker should I use?


GBDeflicker Version Compatibility
GBDeflicker 4 Plug-in
Adobe® compatible plug-in for Mac or Windows 10, 8, 7
Adobe® After Effects® CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, CC 2020
Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, CC 2020
GBDeflicker 3 Plug-in
Adobe® compatible plug-in for Mac or Windows 10, 8, 7
Adobe® After Effects® CC 2014, CC, CS6
Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC 2014, CC, CS6
Mac Version requires OS X 10.8 or newer
GBDeflicker 2 Plug-in
Adobe® compatible plug-in for Mac or Windows 10, 8, 7
Adobe® After Effects® CS5.5 and CS5
Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5.5 and CS5
Mac Version CC and CS6 for OS X before 10.8
GBDeflicker 2 Application
For Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP
JPG, CR2, CRW, BMP, GIF, PNG, and TIFF images
Does not process video files




GBDeflicker is compatible with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.

GBDeflicker 4 Plug-in
Mac or Windows 10, 8, 7

Adobe After Effects CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, CC 2020
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, CC 2020

GBDeflicker 3 Plug-in
Mac 10.8+ or Windows 10, 8, 7

Adobe After Effects CC 2014, CC, CS6
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014, CC, CS6

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

You really have two choices when shooting scenes that take place at night. Either shoot at night and deal with the low light situation or shoot Day for Night. Shooting at night is easier if your camera is capable of it. Day for Night, which I would recommend under certain circumstances, can be tricky but can look fantastic and undistinguishable when it’s done correctly. Part one of this article will focus on shooting in after dark.


Burning Question: How Do I Remove Flicker from my Footage?

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