AutoCrop is an AviSynth filter that automatically crops the black borders from
a clip. It operates in either preview mode where it overlays the recommended cropping information
the existing clip, or cropping mode where it really crops the clip. It can also ensure width and height are multiples of specified numbers so the cropped clip can be passed to the video compressor of your choice without problems.
AutoCrop takes 12 parameters but they are all optional so you can just do AutoCrop() to get a feel for how the filter works. Parameters can either be specified in order or by name. I suggest specifying by name as there is a lot of parameters!
Parameter order follows.
AutoCrop (clip, "mode", "wMultOf",
"hMultOf", "leftAdd", "rightAdd",
"topAdd", "bottomAdd", "threshold",
"samples", "samplestartframe", "sampleendframe", "aspect")
mode - Integer - default 1
0 - Crop - Crops the image.
1 - Preview - Suggested cropping information is overlayed on the existing clip, including a crop command that you can use to replace AutoCrop with.
2 - Log - Logs the cropping parameters to the file "AutoCrop.log" in the current directory.
3 - Crop & Log - combination of modes 0 and 2.
wMultOf - Integer - default 4
Ensures that the width of the cropped clip will be a multiple of the number specified. Use this to ensure that clip is a valid for whatever codec you are going to compress with.
hMultOf - Integer - default 2
As above but for height
leftAdd - Integer - default 0
Forces autocrop to crop and additional leftAdd pixels after it completes auto detection. You can use this option in conjunction with wMultOf. Useful for cropping out bad quality lines on the side of VHS captures.
rightAdd - Integer - default 0
See above but for the right.
topAdd - Integer - default 0
Forces autocrop to crop and additional topAdd pixels after it completes auto detection. You can use this option in conjunction with hMultOf. Useful for cropping out bad quality lines on the top of VHS captures.
bottomAdd - Integer - default 0
See above but for the bottom.
threshold - Integer (0-255) - default 30
Threshold is the average luminance a line must have before it's considered non blank. For DVD sources values as low as 20 should work reliably. For VHS sources raising the value maybe neccessary.
samples - Integer - default 5
The number of frames to examine when determining the cropping information. This directly affects the startup time of the filter. This number dramatically effects the amount of time taken for the filter to startup. Increasing the number to 10 will basically double the startup time.
samplestartframe - Integer - default 0 (first frame)
Sets the first frame to be looked at when determining the cropping parameters.
sampleendframe - Integer - default -1 (last frame)
Sets the last frame to be looked at when determining the cropping parameters. If you want to take the cropping information from a single frame set samplestartframe and sampleendframe to the same number and samples to be 1.
aspect - Float - default 0 - Aspect is ignored
-1 - Maintain aspect ratio of the source clip
0 - Aspect is ignored
>0 - Aspect ratio will be set to this. For example for a 4:3 aspect ratio you would pass
4.0/3.0 or 1.33333333333. Note 4/3 won't work the .0 is need to tell AviSynth the value is a float.
I strongly suggest using the preview mode before committing to a particular crop. It's also worth noting that copy the suggested settings in to the standard AviSynth crop command is quicker than running AutoCrop with mode = 0.
v1.2, 3rd January 2005 (by len0x)
previous changes (by CropsyX)
This version of AutoCrop is compiled for AviSynth 2.5. It will not work with any of the
2.0 releases. If you need to use AviSynth 2.0 please download version 0.3 of this filter
$Date: 2005/10/01 23:09:51 $