Depth Refinement Plugin for After Effects

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Depth Refinement
Stereo Generator
Also available for Nuke
Depth Refinement

Technical requirements

  • Adobe After Effects version: CS5.5 or above
  • Memory requirements: 2 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • Works with: Stereo Generator and all depth tools
  • Main use cases: automatic correction of edge mismatches and blurry edges on a depth map

Depth Refinement

YUVsoft offers an auxiliary tool for its Stereo Generator that can easily correct common depth map defects such as edge mismatches and blurry edges: YUVsoft Depth Refinement.

Key features of YUVsoft Depth Refinement are:

  • Automatic correction of edge mismatches and undesired blurry edges
  • User-defined refinement radius
  • User-defined edge sensitivity

Depth Refinement in use:

Source imageSource image


Depth map, processed using YUVsoft Depth RefinementOriginal depth map and depth map after Depth Refinement


You can choose the Refinement radius and Edge sensitivity of the Depth Refinement tool: the lower the value, the larger the number of edges detected. For lower values, the tool only detects sharp edges. Processing of weak edges is often omitted to save time, but it is recommended for scenes with large parallax to improve the quality of the result.

Refinement radius option in use:

Refinement radius option exampleRefinement radius option example


YUVsoft Depth Refinement optionsYUVsoft Depth Refinement options


Adobe After Effects Depth Refinement plugin interfaceAdobe After Effects Depth Refinement plugin interface


The YUVsoft Depth Refinement tool allows you to improve an object’s contours in the depth map and to place them so they precisely conform to the original image. Depending on the video content, both features can enable outstanding results in the subsequent stereo generation process.

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