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Author ajordan
Version 1.0
Category Chroma_correction
Discussion Doom9 thread



This is a script to fix color bleeding. The colors that bleed most are the ones that lie in the extremes of the chroma scale (the V channel): saturated blue and red. This Avisynth script, which isolates those extremes, makes a mask out of them and uses the mask to shift the chroma (and lower the saturation) only in those areas where the bleeding is more severe.


  • AviSynth 2.5.8 or greater
  • Supported color formats: YV12

Required Plugins


Function FixChromaBleeding (clip input) {

  # prepare to work on the V channel and reduce to speed up and filter noise
  area = input.tweak(sat=4.0).VtoY().ReduceBy2()

  # select and normalize both extremes of the scale
  red = area.Levels(255,1.0,255,255,0)
  blue = area.Levels(0,1.0,0,0,255)

  # merge both masks
  mask = MergeLuma(red, blue, 0.5).Levels(250,1.0,250,255,0)

  # expand to cover beyond the bleeding areas and shift to compensate the resizing
  mask = mask.ConvertToRGB32().GeneralConvolution(0,"0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0").ConvertToYV12()

  # back to full size and binarize (also a trick to expand)
  mask = mask.BilinearResize(Width(input),Height(input)).Levels(10,1.0,10,0,255)

  # prepare a version of the image that has its chroma shifted and less saturated
  input_c = input.ChromaShift(C=-4).tweak(sat=0.8)

  # combine both images using the mask
  return input.overlay(input_c,mask=mask,mode="blend",opacity=1)



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