Twixtor for After Effects for Mac
Adobe After Effects is a comprehensive video composition tool that offers an extensive array of features. However, its functionality can still be extended with the help of plug-ins such as Twixtor.
It is a powerful addition in the right hands, as it enables you to slow down or speed up your videos, without producing artifacts and distorting objects. It should be noted that a powerful video card is recommended for increasing the speed of the rendering process in GPU mode. If you are unsure whether your device is supported, you can consult the developer’s guidelines.
Changes the framerate of your videos using motion estimation
Of course, if you want to create a slow motion video, it is not as simple as reducing the playback speed or altering its framerate. Twixtor creates new frames using information extracted from the source videos to fill in the gaps and ensure a smooth, artifact-free output clip. The motion of each individual pixel is calculated, using advanced motion tracking technology.
Customizable rendering parameters and motion blur support
You have the option of having the plug-in automatically brighten dark images or correct poorly defined edges, to ensure the accuracy of the tracking operation. Also, the source content can be marked, so that Twixtor does not interpolate motion across a cut in the recorded video.
You can select separate color and motion sources, alter the motion sensitivity and specify vector quality. Time can be remapped based on speed or frame number, and Twixtor can apply a motion blur effect to mask certain imperfections or ease the transition between frames.
Useful plug-in for speeding up or slowing down video content
Twixtor provides After Effects users with an additional tool that can be very helpful in many situations. As it is fully integrated into the Adobe application’s interface upon installation, there is no need to save your videos and load them in another editor just to perform the time warping operation.