You know when your video footage has that really nasty flickering in it? Yeah, that's just the worst thing ever. "Where's the hot shot that turned a strobe light on during the shoot," you wonder, but hey, I promise it wasn't the hot shots' fault. It's banding, or flickering, which happens when the frequency of a light source doesn't match up nicely with the frame rate of your camera. If you're like, "Yeah, cool information...wish I knew that before I shot all my footage," don't throw your work out just yet. Filmmaker Peter McKinnon has a ridiculously quick and easy hack that may fix your flicker problem completely. Check out his tutorial below:
Earlier this year, we posted a similar "flicker fix" technique from Blue Mantle Films that had a couple of extra steps and left a bit of a blurry double-exposure look to the footage. McKinnon's technique, which you might've previously seen on a Philip Bloom tutorial several years ago, simplifies the process slightly by requiring just two video layers and doesn't seem to produce much visible blur.