Reduce banding in source footage

I have a piece of footage which has very distinct colour bands, where I want it to have a smooth colour gradient.

Is there a way of correcting this within HitFilm?

To be clear, this is a piece of footage that I am importing into HitFilm.

Comments

  • A simple angle blur should do the trick.  The only downside is that the Angle Blur effect has a length limit of 256 pixels.  Depending on how far apart the bands are, you might need to stack several angle blur effects together.

  • I would also try a slight chroma blur. I do not know if it is possible in HitFilm, but I have done it in Resolve, which is free.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator

    @AramM Hitfilm (Pro and Express) has a Chroma UV Blur effect. 

    JMcAllister the Chroma Blur is a better option than the Angle Blur @jsbarrett suggests. The Angle Blur effects everything while the Chroma Blur doesn't blur luminance values. This will help reduce color banding while better retaining edge detail. 

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