How to replace and interpolate corrupt frames from your precious Timelapse footage

Hi everyone,

been a while. So here is a new tutorial on how to restore corrupted timelapse sequences: e.g. a car driving into your night timelapse or a person accidentally illuminating your lens with LED headlamps for a second… Such a scenario can instantly ruin a whole sequence and a nights work.

Even worse are corrupted frames in a sequence due to SD/CF/camera failure. This happened to us on five precious day-night-day sequences during the ‪#‎ESOUltraHD‬ Atacama expedition 2014.

I suffered up to 70 corrupted frames per sequence by ultra low humidity/static/cosmic rays/high altitude (said astronomers). So here’s the method I developed in 2014 to restore all these sequences.

Watch one key sequence before and after restore. Do you notice a difference? The effort is well worth the result. Spread the word, glad if it helps!

Tutorial: 66 corrupt Frames in 3500 Frame Timelapse sequence re-created with Final Cut Pro X Optical Flow Interpolation from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

cheers!

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2 thoughts on “How to replace and interpolate corrupt frames from your precious Timelapse footage

    • Dear Brano,

      I’ve heard that someone managed to do something similar with Twixtor in AE but have not seen it personally. All the best, Christoph

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