Has anyone found any good techniques for getting rid of a flicker?
The De-Flicker effect on Premier doesn't really do a lot. I have tried a plug in - Digital Anarchy, which worked very well but they add a watermark to the footage unless you buy it at an extortionate price.
I'm quite new at After Effects, though I've been learning some new things these past couple of months. So bare with me, if you please, Chris.
Thing is, I'm shooting a 12fps stop-motion animation with relatively low budget and me and the crew are trying to be cautious about flickering: by choosing the most adequate lights in our reach, placing ourselves in the darkest possible studio, carefully setting up the camera and even wearing black/grey outfits. I mean, it's our first stop-motion short film, and evidently there are a few missteps along the way, but we sure are trying our best. The problem is that, even with though we're paying attention, there's still some flickering in the final result. It's not horrendous - it actually is smoother than thought it would be -, but it's still there and we'd like to have the cleanest image possible at the end.
I've been searching for a deflicker plugin or way to solve this issue with After Effects's tools. Color Stabilizer has not been of any help. There's a bit of result with Auto-Levels, but we're not quite there yet. Those softwares you've mentioned are expensive for our modest, Brazilian-based movie (dollars are not exactly the cheapest currency there is). I believe your template may just be enough for our problems, but I don't really know how it works, since I'm still sort of a noob. Could you refer me to a step by step tutorial, or be kind enough to explain me how to use it?
Thanks and sorry for the long explanation,