Filters Overview

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2014 12:00PM PST
Squeeze includes many video and audio filters which you can apply to your source files. Below you will find a list of the Filters included in Squeeze and a short description them.

Video Filters
Black Restore: Restore black values by Amount and Smoothness.

Blur: Applies a blur effect to your video or just the edges. Adjust by Radius, Edge Detection, and Gaussian Noise Reduction.

Brightness: Makes the video image lighter or darker. Modifying the brightness changes all of the pixels proportionately. The light tones tend to become totally white when you raise the brightness, and the dark tones become totally black when you lower the brightness.

Change Field Order: Changes the field order of your source file from Top Field first to Bottom Field first or vice versa.

Closed Captions: Apply this filter to update your captions from CEA-608 to CEA-708 specifications.

Color Correction: Change the color values of source video by Hue, Lift, Gain, Gamma, and Saturation. Can also be used to flag your source video as having 16-235 color range (rather than 0-255 RGB).

Contrast: Changes the range of dark-to-light pixels in a linear fashion. When you raise the contrast, the dark pixels get darker and the light pixels get lighter. Increasing the contrast can wash out the highlights and make shadows look totally black. Lowering the contrast tends to make your image look gray.

Crop: Use pre-made Aspect Ratio settings to set crop to standardized aspect ratios (when length is changed width will automatically be updated). Can also use "Unconstrained" for a completely customized crop. See Also: Aspect Ratios and Cropping

Deinterlace: Removes interlacing in your source video (which are the two-fields-per-frame in interlaced video) through various methods.

Export Captions: Export closed caption information from the source video and save it as any of three text file formats: TTML(.xml), SubRip(.srt), and/or WebVTT (.vtt).

Fade Video: Select the number of seconds to fade in and/or fade out of your video. Can also select to fade in/out from either Black or White.

Gamma: Modifies the mid-range tones while leaving the very dark and the very light tones relatively unmodified. The process is similar to adjusting the brightness and contrast simultaneously but does not tend to lose detail in highlights and shadows.

Hue Saturation Lightness: Uses sliding scales where you can adjust Hue, Saturation, and Lightness of your video.

Inverse Telecine: Apply when transcoding from television NTSC source files (29.97fps) to film (24/23.976) to ensure proper frame rate conversion.

Luma Scale: Convert your luma scale from 0-255 to 16-235 or from 16-235 to 0-255. If Squeeze is not able to properly read the luma scale of your source file you can use this to manually set the luma scale of the source.

Orient Image: Flip video horizontally or vertically or rotate your video by 90, 180, or 270 degrees.

RGB: Adjust the Red, Green, and Blue of the source video. Use either Offset (change from the source) or Gain (add to the source) modes.

Sharpen: Adjust the sharpening features in your video, including the amount of sharpening you want to apply, the Gaussian Noise Reduction, and Edge Detection Threshold.

Telecine 2:3 Pulldown: Apply when transcoding from film source files (24/23.976) to television (29.97fps) to ensure proper frame rate conversion.

Timecode: Shows the time code in the body of your video. Use this setting to define where you want the time code to appear, the size, and opacity, Note: This time code will be burned as part of each frame of your video (not just overlaid from meta data).

Timecode Pass Thru: When applied to a QuickTime MOV source file the timecode in the source will be preserved in the output from Squeeze.

Tint: Add Black and White, Sepia, or Custom tints which can be adjusted by Hue and Saturation.

Video Noise Reduction: Removes the graininess or "video noise" that is sometimes added to a video signal during recording or transmission.

Watermark: Create a customized, re-sizable overlay graphic that identifies your work, which is especially useful when sending the file for review. See Also: Watermarks.

White Balance: Compensate for different colors of light being emitted by different light sources that were in the source video. Allows you to select and adjust what was intended to be white but may have appeared otherwise when recording video.

White Restore: Select the amount of white restore and the smoothness. For example, as you set the white restore value higher, more pixels in your video become white.

Audio Filters
Audio Duration: Adjust the percentage of audio duration from the original file.

Audio Mixer: Convert audio to a variety of formats (e.g., 5.1 to Stereo) and audio levels. See Also: Audio Levels.

Audio Pitch: Changes the pitch and tone of your audio. Use this feature to set your audio an octave higher or lower, or adjust the semitone.

Audio Sync: Adjust the audio start time or adjust the audio drift by seconds per minute to correct for audio sync issues.

Audio Volume: Adjust your volume and normalization levels.

Fade Audio: Select the number of seconds for your audio to fade in and fade out.

This short video will show you how to apply a filter:

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The following article will describe the available filters in greater detail.
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