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Amount value. Here's a solution that might work in some cases.
Try keeping a lower Amount value (low enough to avoid the ugly,
aliased noise), and then selecting the effect in the Effect Controls
panel, and then pressing Ctrl+D(Win)/Cmd+D(Mac) to duplicate
the effect several times. The results are similar in intensity, but
usually look much better (Fig. 4.60 ).
Figure 4.60 The results are much
cleaner when using an Amount
value of 20, and duplicating the
effect multiple times.
We'll be coming back to the Radial Blur effect occasionally
throughout this topic. For example, there's another great trick
using the Radial Blur effect in Chapter 9, when we look at the
Polar Coordinates effect. The Radial Blur effect really is a great
way to breathe life into a texture. If you have the Cycore set
of plugins that have shipped with the recent versions of After
Effects, you can also try the CC Radial Fast Blur effect, which ren-
ders faster, and looks cleaner in many cases.
The Reduce Interlace Flicker Effect
Interlace fl icker is often caused by horizontal stripes appear-
ing in interlaced footage. The result is an undesirable moire pat-
tern that appears to fl icker on video. The Reduce Interlace Flicker
effect attempts to right such wrongs by adding a slight blur to
To test this effect, open up the Flicker.aep project from the
Chapter 4 folder. This project contains the type of high-contrast
horizontal stripes pattern that you really want to avoid when cre-
ating interlaced video (Fig. 4.61 ).
Apply the Reduce Interlace Flicker effect to the interlace night-
mare layer. The only property you can adjust here is Softness.