Depth Scanner

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Author: Blace Plugins

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Quick Overview

Now includes Depth Anything v2. Artificial Intelligence-based plugin for automatic depth estimation. Available for macOS (>11.5) and Windows!

Depth Scanner


Depth Scanner lets you create depth maps from images and videos. The resulting depth map can be used for a variety of post processing tasks, like adding fog, converting footage to stereo-3d and many more image effects.
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Hardware support


   cpu mode  hardware acceleration
 Windows with NVIDIA GPU  ✅  ✅
 Windows with other GPU  ✅  ❌
 MacOS ≥ 12.3 (M1/M2 or Intel with AMD GPU)  ✅  ✅
 MacOS ≥ 11.5  ✅  ❌

Hardware acceleration will run orders of magnitude faster than the cpu mode.






Depth Anything v2 model and more

The latest state-of-the art models are included for unmatched fidelity and performance!



Optimized for video

The only depth estimator on the market which can produce flicker free and consistent results on video. Multiple frames are used to calculate temporally stable depth maps.



What you can do with it


Slicing effecs

venedig scan

Depth based grading


Parallax Mapping


Post-processed DoF


Add fog




People are using it



Tutorials & Documentation






Upgrade Offer


If you own Depth Scanner Lite you can purchase Depth Scanner for $49.99. Simply login to the same account and the discounted upgrade price will be automatically shown. Please open a support ticket if you need any assistance and we will be happy to help



Additional Infos



It runs on AE 2022 and above. Please test your configuration using the free trial before purchasing.


GPU mode may be not as stable as cpu mode.

On Windows an Nvidia graphics card is needed for gpu version of the plugin.

Trial version

The trial is fully functional with a blue cross watermark which is removed once a valid license is entered.


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