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Centertracker deluxe comes with a filter package of over 50 filters. The package includes:

filter page 1 filter page 2 filter page 3
reduce number of colors (threshold) invert II (several modes) pan horizontal (dynamical)
invert (several modes) lighttubing pan horizontal (dynamical)
brightness afterglow blur II
contrast encrypt / decrypt slow motion
saturation 8-bit style motion blur
blur (several values) ASCII art expose
color channels (R, G, B) brightness II pseudo IR
mirror (horizontal, vertical) color channels (R II, GII, BII) hole pattern
corrugated glass door effect (stir) edges II freeze frame
edges resize x pan horizontal (static)
bisect (horizontal, vertical) resize y pan vertical (static)
dissolve * frame2circle crop left
dissolve b (brightness) * screen burn crop right
dissolve c (color) * analysis I crop top
ghostify 1 analysis II crop bottom
ghostify 2 RGB/ swap  
d- frame (frame used for dissolving) * fisheye curvature  
height 3D ** fisheye size  
rotate ** analysis data ***  
view height **    

* one or two source videos, ** see subpage 3D profiles, *** without slider (on the right)


filters can be applied at the same time and in different orders (the order defines the result of mixing several filters)

please note: the more filters you apply at the same time the longer processing takes!

as an extra feature many filters can be applied to only a certain area in the frame which is defined in the settings 2 window. This is especially useful if you want to show the difference between the applied filter and the original or if you want to create some cool special effects.

another feature for the dissolve filters: overlaying two videos / keying

example: see further/ weitere demo videos or click here:

you can overlay two different videos in combination with the dissolve/ ghostify filters. It's done very easily. Simply choose 'process two videos' in the starting window and then apply the desired filter.

user-specified overlay

(check box 'specify overlay area' in the starting window): here you ''paint'' the areas you want to become transparent for the 2nd video (see video

It is also possible to position and resize the overlay video. To do this only three steps are necessary:

first set any of the dissolve or ghostify filters to the desired transparency and paint/ select an overlay area:



in step 2 you can adjust the position of the overlay via the sliders position x and position y (you want the flower to appear centered in the overlay area).

if you also want to resize the flower (here it is partly not visible due to the small size of the overlay area) you use the resize slider to adjust the size (step 3).

that's all! You can now start processing the video or apply additional filters.



Alternatively you can choose a certain color and range around that color which you want to become tranparent for the 1st video. This method is known as keying.

how it's done:

First you choose the following settings in the starting window.


After you have chosen two video files the video shown in the preview window will be the one you have chosen first. Now set the dissolve slider to the desired value. In this case it is 255 which means that the second video becomes fully visible.


Next you pick a color via the combination CTRL and right mouse button. Then you set the range of the R G B values until the color which you want to replace has almost vanished.

You can repeat the procedure for any remnants as long as the colors you want to save stay visible. In this case one additional color section was picked. Finally you can set the blur slider(s) to the desired value in order to smooth edges.


Adjust the other settings according to your needs and then start processing by clicking a key.

another example:


all filters are highly adjustable, i.e. you can use the sliders to increase/ decrease the respective effect. In the next update you will be able to apply the filters to only user-selected frames, i.e. not to the whole video (which is default).

There are uploaded videos with applied filters in the further/ weitere demo videos section (check for updates!)


Examples/ Beispiele (screenshots):

Update 3 & 4 filters:

source image (click to enlarge images) / Quellbild (Klicken für Vollansicht):

blur II (in combination with pseudo IR filter) / Weichzeichnen II (kombiniert mit pseudo IR)

pseudo IR (mode 1 / Modus 1)

pseudo IR (mode 2, with scale / Modus 2, mit Skala)

pseudo IR (mode 3, modus 3)

pseudo IR (mode 4, Modus 4)

hole pattern / Lochraster

crop filters / Cut Filter

to see examples for the other filters (which mostly require motion) please check out the videos of update 4 / um Beispiele für die anderen Filter zu sehen (welche meist Bewegung benötigen) schauen Sie sich bitte die Videos zu Update 4 an


Update 2 filters:

the examples with the car use this source image / die Beispiele mit dem Auto verwenden dieses Quellbild:

filter encrypt / decrypt | verschlüssen / entschlüsseln:

decryption quality depends on compression (no compression yields 100% quality (no loss of information)), see example video.

For a level 3 encryption the user chooses a combination of 10 values. The chosen combination is necessary to decrypt the video. Theoretically the number of cominations is video width to the power of 5 times video height to the power of 5. Example: a video with the dimensions 720 x 576 (as in the example below) offers 12268031975831920390963200000 possible combinations which makes it pretty hard to decrypt without knowing the values :D

Für eine Level 3 Verschlüsselung wählt der Benutzer eine Kombination von 10 Zahlen. Die gewählte Kombination ist nötig um das Video zu entschlüsseln. Theoretisch errechnet sich die Zahl der möglichen Kombinationen zu Videobreite hoch 5 mal Videohöhe hoch 5. Beispiel: ein Video mit den Dimensionen 720 x 576 (wie im Beispiel unten) bietet 12268031975831920390963200000 mögliche Kombinationen was es ziemlich schwierig macht, es zu entschlüsseln wenn man die Werte nicht weiß!

source / Quelle:

encryption Level 1 / Verschlüsselung Level 1:

encryption Level 2 / Verschlüsselung Level 2:

encryption Level 3 / Verschlüsselung Level 3:

encryption Level 3 - extra safe / Verschlüsselung Level 3 - extra sicher

filter afterglow / Nachglühen:


mode: light, relative, fading

mode: light, relative, no fading

mode: dark, relative, fading

mode: dark, relative, no fading


mode: all

mode: color, fading

mode: color, no fading


filter 8-bit style / 8-bit Modus:

remember good ol' Commodore C64 and its memorable 16 color graphics with those huge pixel blocks? If you are a bit nostalgic like me, what about this filter which simulates this graphic style of the VIC processor. Available are two modes: the first mode allows any of the 16 colors for any of the pixels. Mode 2 keeps to the restrictions originally set by the C64 hardware which is a maximum of two colors per 8x8 pixels, hence mode 2 looks a bit more ''blocky''.

erinnern Sie sich an den guten alten Commodore 64 (C 64) und seine unvergesslichen 16 Farben mit diesen riesigen Blockpixeln? Wenn Sie etwas nostalgisch sind wie ich, wie wär's dann mit diesem Filter, der den Grafik-Style des VIC Prozessors simuliert? Verfügbar sind 2 Modi: der erste erlaubt für jeden Pixel eine der 16 Farben. Modus 2 hält sich an die Beschränkung, daß maximal 2 Farben pro 8x8 Pixel erlaubt sind, sieht daher also etwas ''blockiger'' aus:

mode 1 / Modus 1:

mode 2 / Modus 2:

mode 1, saturation adjusted / Modus 2, Farbsättigung geändert:

filter ASCII art:

the first two modes are non-text while the last two modes are actual letters. The charset used is 27 characters of the Commodore 64 ASCII table.

die ersten beiden Modi sind Nicht-Textzeichen während die beiden letzten tatsächliche Buchstaben verwenden. Der benutzte Schriftsatz besteht aus 27 Zeichen der Commodore 64 ASCII Tabelle.

mode 1 / Modus 1:

mode 2 / Modus 2:

mode 3 / Modus 3:

mode 4 / Modus 4:

edges II / Kanten II:

mode 1 / Modus 1:

mode 2 / Modus 2:

mode 3 / Modus 3:

mode 4 / Modus 4:

frame2circle / Frame2Kreis:

mode 1 / Modus 1:

mode 2 / Modus 2:

mode 3 / Modus 3:

mode 4 / Modus 4:

fisheye / Fischauge:

example 1 / Beispiel 1

example 2 / Beispiel 2

example with background / Beispiel mit Hintergrund:

RGB/ swap | RGB/ vertauschen:

mode 1 / Modus 1:

mode 2 / Modus 2:

mode 3 / Modus 3:

mode 4 / Modus 4:

mode 5 / Modus 5:

mode 6 / Modus 6:

mode 7 / Modus 7:

analysis data filter / Analyse Daten Filter:

this Filter shows frame-specific data. Furthermore it is possible to display video-wide mean data / dieser Filter zeigt Frame-relevante Daten an. Außerdem ist es möglich gemittelte Werte für das gesamte Video anzuzeigen.

further filters / weitere Filter:

brightness II example (see further ones below), left: orginal, middel: mode 1, right: mode 2:


lighttubing / Lichtröhren:

brightness II, mode 1 / Helligkeit II, Modus 1:

brightness II, mode 2 / Helligkeit II, Modus 2:

color channels II, red / Farbkanäle II, rot:

color channels II, green / Farbkanäle II, grün:

color channels II, blue / Farbkanäle II, blau:

resize x, resize y / Breite, Höhe:

screen burn / Einbrennen:

(showing simple example, 4 modes available) / (dargestellt ist einfaches Beispiel, 4 Modi möglich)

the screen burn filter ''saves'' brightness or any of the three color channels if either of their values is higher than the previous value / der Einbrennen Filter ''speichert'' Helligkeit oder einen der 3 Farbkanäle wenn ihr Wert höher sind als der vorhehende

analysis I, mode 1 / Analyse I, Modus 1:

6 of 15 available graphs shown (line data) / 6 von 15 verfügbaren Grafen dargestellt (Liniendaten)

analysis I, mode 2 / Analyse II, Modus 2:

6 of 15 available graphs shown (column data) / 6 von 15 verfügbaren Grafen dargestellt (Spaltendaten)

analysis II / Analyse II:

this filter replaces the video with its graphical data. The first row shows overall values for the frame. The second row shows line data and the last row shows column data (identifiers as shown in ''settings'' window)

dieser Filter ersetzt das Video durch seine Grafikdaten. Die erste Reihe zeigt Gesamtwerte für den Frame, die zweite Reihe zeigt Liniendaten, die letze Reihe Spaltendaten (Bezeichnungen wie im ''Settings''-Fenster angegeben).




invert II / invertieren II



previous filters / bisherige Filter:

on the left half of the respective picture (except for mirror and bisect which are full frame) you see the applied effect while on the right you see the original / auf der linken Hälfte des jeweiligen Bildes (außer für spiegeln und zweiteilen welche im Vollbild gezeigt werden) sieht man den angewandten Filter, auf der rechten, das Original

threshold/ Schwelle:

brightness / Helligkeit:


contrast / Kontrast:

saturation / Sättigung:


blur / Weichzeichnen:

color channel R / Kanal Rot:


color channel green / Kanal Grün:

color channel blue / Kanal Blau:


corrugated glass door effect (stir) / geriffelte Glastür Effekt (durchmischen):

edges / Kanten:


bisect / zweiteilen:

1. horizontally / horizontal:

bisect / zweiteilen:

2. vertically / vertikal:


bisect / zweiteilen:

3. both horizontally + vertically / beides, horizontal und vertikal:

dissolve / Mischen

dissolve b / Mischen H:
dissolve c / Mischen C:

ghostify 1 / geistifizieren 1:

ghostify 2 / geistifizieren 2:

ghostify 2 / geistifizieren 2:

inverted / invertiert:



invert / invertieren:


mirror: left pic: horizontally, middle pic: original, right pic: vertically / spiegeln: Links: horizontal, Mitte: original, Rechts: vertikal:



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