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Fast Median

“Fast Median” is a plugin that performs the same filter as Nuke's own Median node, but in a much shorter render time. Depending on the image content, it will usually perform 6-9x faster. On certain images, the speed increase might be even more than 20x.

Furthermore, it seems to run more stable than Nuke's Median, which might freeze Nuke if the radius is set too high. This has never happend to me with Fast Median so far.

Note: The download package contains the binaries for different versions of Nuke and operating systems. If you're missing a specific combo and would like to compile the plugin for a different version of Nuke or another operating system, feel free to ask me for the source code.

Release notes:

  • Bug fix: Fast Median now previews correctly when the viewer is set to proxy mode or the downrez function is used.

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