Reduce Interlace Flicker – After Effects Spotlight
Reduce Interlace Flicker is useful when working with interlaced footage. Interlace flicker is usually
caused by stripes that become visible in interlaced footage. It can make an unattractive pattern on your
To illustrate this, and show how the effect works, I’ve created this black and white striped pattern.
Apply the effect by going to effect, Blur & Sharpen, Reduce Interlace Flicker. The only adjustable
property is Softness. Increasing the softness applies a vertical directional blur to soften the horizontal
edges, which will lower the contrast of the lines, which will reduce the flickering.
[if I can find some suitable footage]
Here is a real life example. This is some interlaced footage I shot many years ago. You can see the
stripes popping up here and there. If I apply the Reduce Interlace Flicker effect and turn up the softness,
you can see the stripes begin to fade away.