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Author SansGrip
Version v1.1b
Download FluxSmooth-1.1b.zip
Category Spatial-Temporal Denoisers
License "There is no copyright on this code, and there are no conditions on its distribution or use. Do with it what you will"
Discussion Doom9 Thread



One of the fundamental properties of noise is that it's random. One of the fundamental properties of motion is that it's not. This is the premise behind FluxSmooth, which examines each pixel and compares it to the corresponding pixel in the previous and last frame. Smoothing occurs if both the previous frame's value and the next frame's value are greater, or if both are less, than the value in the current frame.

I like to call this a "fluctuating" pixel, then I like to wipe that pixel from existence by averaging it with its neighbours. For FluxSmoothST, this is (by default) done in a spatio-temporal manner, in that for each fluctuating pixel its 8 immediate spatial neighbours as well as its 2 temporal neighbours (the above mentioned corresponding pixel from the previous and next frames) are considered for inclusion in the average. If the value of each pixel is within the specified threshold, it is included. If not, it isn't. FluxSmoothT performs only temporal averaging.


Known Issues/Limitations

  • The very edges of the frame are unprocessed.
  • The very first and very last frame of a clip is unprocessed.

Syntax and Parameters

FluxSmoothT (clip, int "temporal_threshold")
FluxSmoothST (clip, int "temporal_threshold", int "spatial_threshold")

clip   =
Input clip.

int  temporal_threshold = 7
Temporal neighbour pixels within this threshold from the current pixel are included in the average.
If set to -1, no temporal smoothing occurs. (FluxSmoothT cannot be set to -1)

int  spatial_threshold = 7
Spatial neighbour pixels within this threshold from the current pixel are included in the average.
If set to -1, no spatial smoothing occurs.


FluxSmoothT with default settings:


FluxSmoothST with default settings:

FluxSmoothST(temporal_threshold=7, spatial_threshold=7)


Version      Date            Changes
v1.1b 2006/11/09 - Changes by tritical. - Fixed assuming previous and next frame pitches were the same as the current frame pitch.
v1.1a 2004/07/29 - Yet another "oops" release. - Current pixel is once again considered in the averaging code -- I found the lack of it too aggressive, especially during fast motion. - Also fixed stupid "3am bug" involving a couple of variables I'd declared static that shouldn't have been. - Thanks to krieger2005 for spotting that one, and ARDA for diagnosing it.
v1.1 2003/07/26 - Changed the averaging code so that the current pixel is excluded, which produces better noise reduction. - Also split the code into two different filters, FluxSmoothT and FluxSmoothST. - FluxSmoothT does temporal-only smoothing (equivalent to setting "spatial_threshold=-1" in FluxSmoothST) and is about 50% faster. - Removed Avisynth 2.0x version to tidy up the code base. Does anyone actually use it any more? - My thanks to fabrice and sh0dan for the 1.01 release during my extended absence :).
v1.01 2003/??/?? - Added by sh0dan: - Removed leak in AviSynth 2.5 YV12 mode (code by fabrice) - Aligned tables and variables. - Use AviSynth BitBlt for copying chroma. - Don't use streaming store. (movntq) - All in all an approximate 15% speedup compared to previous version. - All changes are marked with "sh0:".
v1.0 2003/01/08 - First "stable" release. I think it's been tested enough, but wait for a bunch of bugs to emerge and make me a liar... - Fixed a bug that, in conjunction with a bug in the built-in resizers, caused an access violation under certain circumstances. Thanks to sh0dan for spotting that one :). - Added "SetCacheHints" and upgraded to "AvisynthPluginInit2" in 2.5 version.
v0.4 2002/12/16 - Implemented iSSE-optimized version, which runs roughly double the speed of the C++ version. - Some small optimizations to C++ version. - Now smooths chroma as well as luma.
v0.3 2002/11/19 - Fixed bad bug that caused incorrect smoothing: no more in-place filtering. - Changed defaults back to what they were, now that the algorithm works correctly. - Spent some time benchmarking and tweaking various pieces of code, so should now be significantly faster.
v0.2 2002/11/16 - Fixed non-fatal bug that caused a request for one frame beyond the end of the clip. - Changed to in-place filtering so could squeeze a few optimizations here and there. - Changed too-high defaults. - First AviSynth 2.5/YV12 release.
v0.1 2002/11/16 - First release; alpha code.

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