Transform videos into slick animated films

Do you remember A Scanner Darkly, the beautiful animated film? To make it, each frame was painstakingly hand-drawn by a team of artists who worked fulltime for two years. Wouldn't it be great if we could transform any video footage into an awesome-looking animated movie, but in a fully automatic manner?

Enter 𝗦𝗗𝙛𝙭, a professional desktop software app specifically designed to accomplish this task. Features:

  • Tweak lots of parameters to get a unique style
  • Fully local process, runs on your computer. Currently we only support MacOS but are working on a Windows version for the near future
  • HD output. Since the process vectorizes the frames, you can output any upscaled size without any quality loss
  • Advanced inter-frame stabilization and noise reduction to create flicker-free output (aka temporal consistency). Look at the examples above, you'll notice that the processed videos are stable (not shaky and distractive with artifacts or annoying flickering!)

Download (MacOS)    Try it now for FREE!
𝗦𝗗𝙛𝙭 is currently available on MacOS. Look at the help section for FAQ and resources. Here's a screenshot of a frame from The Shining, which we've used in this step-by-step tutorial:

Also works with images

Of course, you can also edit regular images (JPEG or PNG). Since the process vectorizes the input, you can then output at any upscaled resolution, without losing quality! SDfx lets you choose a size output multiplier, so for example you can output at 2x (2 times the original size), or even 10x (10 times the original size!). Let's take an example, below is a tiny image of Dr. House, of size 300x168 pixels. On the left is the original input, and on the right it's SDfx output (in 1x, so no upscaling):

  
The upscaled outputs are as follows (click on the different buttons to see the different scales):
Detail best appreciated in a large screen! For the large 4x and 8x sizes, right-click on the image and choose 'Open in a new window or tab' to appreciate the full size.
Download & try for FREE (MacOS)