November 3, 2014
Ya know, you just can’t be a good serial killer if the lights are always on. You practically have to be an electrician these days to go on a good killing spree. Luckily for you, there’s Flicker Freak.
Flicker Freak allows you to add horror-like flicker to your video. Doing the exact opposite of our blockbuster plugin, Flicker Free (which removes flicker), Flicker Freak creates a strobe light-like effect causing the video to flash on and off. This creates an effect similar to a malfunctioning light bulb that you frequently see adding drama to horror movie scenes!
To get the free plugin, go to our Registration Page. Or keep on reading and check out the reel:
About being a Freak
Flicker Free, our plugin for fixing flicker problems, has been out for about six months and has received rave reviews. It solves all sorts of flicker issues from time lapse flicker to camera/light sync problems that result in rolling bands.
However, it came to our attention that some people actually want to add flicker to their videos. Since this isn’t too hard to do with software, we figured we’d create Flicker Freak for all you freaks that want to flicker.
It’s an easy way to add some drama to your horror film or cheesy office Halloween video. Not that you would ever produce anything cheesy. Just, you know, it could be used for that. Speaking of cheesy, here’s an example:
How Flicker Freak works
Freak Time: Sets the number of frames the image will be ‘off’. So if this is set to 2, the image will be on and then off to for two frames. Set to 4, it’ll be off for four frames.
Random Freak: This randomizes the Freak Time. So if FT is set to 2 and Random Freak is set to 50%, the Freak Time will be 2 +/- 50% (or 1). So the image will be ‘off’ from 1 to 3 frames, randomly chosen.
Increase Freaky: Flicker Freak creates a mask, eliminating the darkest areas from the image. This increases the contrast of the mask. Why? When a strobe light is flashing your eyes adjust for the brightest areas, usually. Meaning you tend not to see the stuff in shadow. This tries to mimic that effect.
No Mask: This removes the mask and the original image just flashes on and off. Useful if you want to do your own color correction or mask.
Watch the training video
Get freaky with Jim while he explains it all: