Features of SmoothKit
- Ability to selectively filter the luminance, or the chrominance, or each of the RGB channels independently.
- Soften areas while preserving sharp edges.
- Sharpen plugin with a "multi-res" mode that significantly reduces usual sharpening ringing artifacts.
- Optional grayscale images may be used to scale filters on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
- Includes a jaggie-reducing filter, to help eliminate staircasing.
- Median filter option (in the Diffusion plugin) that produces much less blocky results than regular median filters.
- Intelligently reduces block artifacts (for example, DV or MPEG compressed footage).
- Ability to soften areas without blurring edges.
- Directional filtering with per-pixel direction and strength controls.
- Ability to use splines to control the direction of the blur at each pixel (After Effects and combustion only).
- Multi-frame (temporal) filtering with several processing modes.
- Z-blur that uses depth maps for blurring control. Ability to change where the focal point should be.
- 8 and 16 bits per channel processing (only 8 bits per channel supported within Final Cut Pro). Floating point image support in After Effects 7.0 or later.
- Optimization to take advantage of After Effects's region-of-interest and other smart rectangle processing.
- Better multiprocessing support.
For an interactive look at some of our features, see our support page with screencast demonstrations