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by on Mar 20, 2014 at 2:10:28 pm

Easily Removes Flicker Time Lapse, Slow Motion, LED lights, and Archival Footage in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro

(San Francisco, California--March 20, 2014) Digital Anarchy today announced Flicker Free 1.0 for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Apple's Final Cut Pro. Flicker Free gives video editors and visual effects artists a powerful new tool that easily fixes a wide range of footage affected with flicker or strobing. Flicker Free analyzes on the fly, renders quickly, and easily produces beautiful flicker free footage. There are presets for many different types of flicker, allowing it to easily fit into any editors workflow. The goal of Digital Anarchy is to produce software that just works, simple, but extremely powerful. The software should do the hard work.

"We're extremely excited about Flicker Free."said Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy. "We've already seen it used on some high profile broadcasts to deal with flicker problems from slow motion cameras, as well as LED lights. I think users will be pretty impressed when they see how effective it is on their footage."

Flicker is a problem that affects many types of video footage.
  • Time lapse suffers from variation in exposures
  • Archival footage flickers because of old cameras or lights
  • Slow Motion (or High Speed) Video can be affected by the flickering of electric lights
  • LED lights, TVs, and computer monitors cause flickering when out of sync with the camera

Flicker Free deflickers all these types of footage and more. It's an incredibly powerful tool to fix a problem that sometimes renders video footage unusable. It analyzes the footage and smoothes out the luminance over multiple frames, giving the video a consistent brightness. Only the luminance is adjusted, the rest of the image looks exactly as it was meant to be, sharp and colorful.

Flicker Free is resolution independent and will work on any sized footage from 30 megapixel image sequences to film, 4K, and HD. The fast rendering speed of Flicker Free allows it to fit into any workflow in any host application. Currently it supports Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro. Support for Avid, Assimilate Scratch, Davinci Resolve, and Sony Vegas are coming soon.

Here is a rundown of the great benefits and features of Flicker Free:
  • Ease of Use: The simple UI and presets makes it fast and easy to find the perfect settings for your footage. There's no need to analyze histograms, re-time footage, or other complex tasks.

  • Presets: Presets for many different types of flicker makes it easy to deflicker video footage.

  • Analyze on the Fly: You can get to work quickly. Flicker Free adjusts the brightness on every frame and doesn't require any 'pre-analysis',

  • Removes Flicker: De-flickers time lapse, slow motion, and archival footage to produce a consistent brightness of all frames.

  • Removes Strobing: This is usually caused by refresh rate of LED lights, TVs, and monitors being out of sync with the camera.

  • Supports Many Host Apps: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro are available immediately with Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, and Sony Vegas coming soon.

Don't flicker, be happy...

Pricing and Availability
Flicker Free is regularly priced at $149 USD, but will be on sale for $99 USD until March 31st, 2014.

Flicker Free runs in After Effects CS and above, Premiere Pro CS5 and above, Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X 10.5 and above.

The product runs on Macintosh 10.6 and above, Windows XP and above, and 32- or 64-bit systems.

Demo filters and samples are available at Customers should contact Digital Anarchy at with update questions.

About Digital Anarchy
Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company in San Francisco, CA that creates smart image enhancement software for professional and aspiring photographers, broadcast designers and video editors. These tools let you spend less time processing images and more time on creative work, solving issues from skin smoothing software to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in Photoshop, Aperture, Avid, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. For more information, please see the company's website at


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