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Module: colorthres
Type Video filter
First VLC version 0.9.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description Turn the picture black and white except for some colors
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This filters turns most of the picture black and white except for some colors. This could be called a "Schindler's List" effect.


  • colorthres-color <integer> : Colors similar to this will be kept, others will be grayscaled. default value: 0xFF0000 (red)
  • colorthres-saturationthres <integer> : Saturation threshold default value: 20
  • colorthres-similaritythres <integer> : Similarity threshold default value: 15


% vlc --video-filter colorthres somevideo.avi

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