I have a lots of searching but i coudn't find the FFMPEG command for Monochrome effect and Haze Effect on video.



Haze Effect


Monochrome Effect (This is not sepia effect)


Your help would be appreciated.

  • How to increase contrast via command ?, and what about monochrome effect.? Commented May 29, 2019 at 18:48
  • So I assume you want to increase the contrast for your effect you called "haze"? Did you use Photoshop to create these previews?
    – llogan
    Commented May 29, 2019 at 18:50
  • yes if it got same result then it ll be fine. Commented May 29, 2019 at 18:51
  • actually i found this effect from github.com/MasayukiSuda/ExoPlayerFilter, and it was a preview screenshot that and put it here. i am not making it in Photoshop. Commented May 29, 2019 at 18:56

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monochrome original

One method is to use the hue filter to desaturate.

ffmpeg -i input -vf hue=s=0 -c:a copy output
ffplay -vf hue=s=0 input

De-haze (increase contrast)

increase contrast original

The curves filter has several presets including a few that increase contrast. You can also make your own curves in Photoshop, export the ACV file and use it via the psfile option in the curves filter.

ffmpeg -i input -vf curves=preset=increase_contrast -c:a copy output
ffplay -vf curves=preset=increase_contrast input
  • Thanks alot for your answer @llogan, as per your answer monochrome effect is same as grayscale effect, can you make command like my monochrome out put? Commented May 30, 2019 at 4:03
  • and second thing How to use ffplay for live preview in android, i am really stuck to do that in android. any solution? Commented May 30, 2019 at 7:31
  • @NikunjParadva You are showing the sepia image from the link you provided (refer to the animation in the link), but you said you wanted monochrome which I assumed meant a grayscale. Upon viewing the link again I see "monochrome" is actually a grayscale with more contrast. But now it seems you actually want sepia? I don't know anything about Android.
    – llogan
    Commented May 30, 2019 at 17:28

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