Depth Normalization plugin for The Foundry Nuke

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Depth Normalization
Stereo Generator
Also available for After Effects
Depth Normalization

Technical requirements

  • The Foundry Nuke version: 6.2 or above
  • Memory requirements: 2 GB minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • Works with: Stereo Generator and all depth tools
  • Main use cases: automatic depth equalization to an intensity range of 20 to 220 for a whole sequence

Depth Normalization

Occasionally, automatically created depth maps lack sufficient contrast: they look flat because of insufficient differences between depth intensities. The YUVsoft Depth Normalization plugin automatically adjusts the depth level, increasing contrast in the depth map. The same tool also handles temporal instability in depth maps, reducing the level differences between adjacent frames. Both effects are achieved by automatically equalizing depth map histograms.

YUVsoft Depth Normalization key features are:

  • Automatic depth equalization to an intensity range of 20 to 200
  • Opportunity to use data from adjacent frames to suppress excessive depth changes

YUVsoft Depth Normalization in use:

YUVsoft Depth Normalization usage example
YUVsoft Depth Normalization usage example


YUVsoft Depth Normalization toolbar
YUVsoft Depth Normalization options


YUVsoft Depth Normalization interface
The Foundry Nuke YUVsoft Depth Normalization plugin interface


Input for the Depth Normalization plugin is a single depth map or depth video. The output is a depth map with increased contrast—and reduced temporal instability, in the case of a depth map sequence. You can also adjust a single frame using YUVsoft Depth Normalization and then apply these changes to the entire scene using the YUVsoft Depth Propagation plugin.

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