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RUSSIAN VERSION

VirtualDub MSU Smart Brightness and Contrast Filter

MSU Graphics & Media Lab (Video Group)

Project, ideas: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Version 0.5, intraframe algorithm: Maxim Makhinya
Version 1.0, interframe algorithm, bug fixing: Alexey Moskvin

Version 1.01 - parameters saving to JOB files fixed

The filter allows adjusting image brightness and contrast with minimum loss of details, also supports automatic mode.

Main features


Settings


In the filter's setting:

Filters main window

Settings:
Brightness & Contrast Settings

  1. Contrast - contrast adjust (>1 - increase, <1 - decrease)
  2. Brightness - brightness shift
  3. Color Correction - >0 - increase color component, <0 - decrease color component
  4. Intraframe accuracy - threshold, if it is exceeded brightness & contrast coefficients are "blurred" for better details processing
Advanced Settings
  1. Histogram calculating - selecting histogram calculating method (for decreasing noise influence).
  2. Threshold percent - threshold, if you will increase it, the more number of details will be processed like a noise
  3. MIN brightness, MAX brightness- brightness borders. If some parts of image will exceed these borders after brightness / contrast correction, these parameters will be recalculated.
  4. Scene change detection - watch on scene replacement
  5. Threshold - threshold, used for scene replacement detection

Script example for AviSynth


LoadVirtualDubPlugin("...\Virtual Dub\plugins\MSU_SmartBrightness.vdf","MSUSmartBrightness", 0)  
clip=AVISource("D:\Video\Samples\MSU.avi", false, "RGB24")
clip.ConvertToRGB32.MSUSmartBrightness(0, 150, 100, 0)


First parameter - number of brightness & contrast preset (0 - Auto (1): correcting manual settings, 1 - Auto (2): calculating contrast & brightness etc. )
Second parameter - value of Contrast, multiplied by 100 (from 50 to 400)
Third parameter - value of Brightness
Fourth parameter - value ColorCorrection, multiplied by 100 (from -100 to 100)


Examples


We shall compare Smart Brightness and Contrast Filter to Photoshop filter using a portrait of M. Lomonosov as the first example.

Source image
Source image
Image processed by Photoshop
Image processed by Photoshop
Image processed by the Filter
Image processed by the Filter

Let us zoom in so as to see the differences better and take a close look at areas outlined in red.

Source image
Source image
Image processed by Photoshop
Image processed by Photoshop
Image processed by the Filter
Image processed by the Filter

The left histogram tells that Photoshop cares little about bright and dark pixels, it simply washes or blacks them out. The right one tells that the filter tends to keep maximum detail and takes good care of bright and dark pixels.

And one more similar example with histograms.

Source image
Source image
Histogram of source image
Histogram of source image
Image processed by Photoshop
Image processed by Photoshop
Image processed by the Filter
Image processed by the Filter
Histogram
Histogram
Histogram
Histogram

MSU_2
Frames from sequence MSU.avi:
Original frames
Processed with Brightness & Contrast from Photoshop
Processed with MSU Smart Brightness & Contrast in automatic mode (auto correcting manual settings)
MSU_1


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For common questions about filter's work please contact us
For commercial license of this filter (commercial usage is not free) please contact us ontact email


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Last updated: 10-March-2011

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