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Important note

This plugin is now part of the openfx-misc set of plugin, where it is called "Deinterlace". openfx-misc is actively maintained, contains more than 60 plugins, and works on the same OpenFX hosts as openfx-yadif (including Nuke and DaVinci Resolve).


A port of Yadif (yet another deinterlacing filter) to OpenFX (for use with Sony Vegas, Nuke, Scratch, DaVinci Resolve, etc.)

Original port to OFX/Vegas by George Yohng (2011/02/07)

Modifications by Frederic Devernay.

All supplemental code is public domain, and Yadif algorithm code part itself is licensed LGPL (as the original yadif plugin).

See the comments in this source.

The original precompiled MS Windows binary is available from


If you want to compile the plugins from source, you may either use the provided Unix Makefile, the Xcode project, or the Visual Studio project.

Getting the sources from github

To fetch the latest sources from github, execute the following commands:

git clone
cd openfx-yadif
git submodule update -i -r

In order to get a specific tag, corresponding to a source release, do git tag -l to get the list of tags, and then git checkout tags/<tag_name> to checkout a given tag.

Compiling (Unix/Linux/FreeBSD/OS X, using Makefiles)

On Unix-like systems, the plugins can be compiled by typing in a terminal:

  • make [options] to compile as a single combined plugin (see below for valid options).
  • make nomulti [options] to compile as separate plugins (useful if only a few plugins are is needed, for example). make can also be executed in any plugin's directory.

The most common options are CONFIG=release to compile a release version, CONFIG=debug to compile a debug version. Or CONFIG=relwithdebinfo to compile an optimized version with debugging symbols.

Another common option is BITS=32for compiling a 32-bits version, BITS=64 for a 64-bits version, and BITS=Universal for a universal binary (OS X only).

See the file Makefile.masterin the toplevel directory for other useful flags/variables.

The compiled plugins are placed in subdirectories named after the configuration, for example Linux-64-realease for a 64-bits Linux compilation. In each of these directories, a *.bundle directory is created, which has to be moved to the proper place (/usr/OFX/Pluginson Linux, or /Library/OFX/Pluginson OS X), using a command like the following, with the same options used for compiling:

sudo make install [options]

OS X, using Xcode

The latest version of Xcode should be installed in order to compile this plugin.

Open the "Terminal" application (use spotlight, or browse /Applications/Utilities), and paste the following lines one-by-one (an administrator password will be asked for after the second line):

xcodebuild -configuration Release install
sudo mkdir /Library/OFX/Plugins
sudo mv /tmp/yadif.dst/Library/OFX/Plugins/yadif/yadif.ofx.bundle /Library/OFX/Plugins

The plugins may also be compiled by compiling the Xcode project called yadif.xcodeproj in the toplevel directory. The bundles produced by this project have to be moved to /Library/OFX/Plugins.

MS Windows, using Visual Studio

Instructions for compilation and installation on MS Windows are in the readme-mswindows.txt file


A port of Yadif (yet another deinterlacing filter) to OpenFX (for use with Sony Vegas, Nuke, Scratch, etc.)






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