- A powerful, easy-to-use keyer you to adjust individual colors or ranges of colors.
- 8 HSL channels make it easy to get your crucial colors just right.
- Use the new Pop slider to give your images more visual ‘pop’ or use it for incredible cosmetic touch-ups.
- Highlight Recovery makes it easy to rebuild blown-out highlight detail.
Multiple-Choice Mocap at SIGGRAPH
Systems from Vicon, NaturalPoint, Organic Motion Balance Cost, Flexibility For anyone contemplating bringing motion-capture capabilities in house, SIGGRAPH 2010 was a great opportunity to compare and contrast the latest mocap solutions. Vicon brought its A game to the show with the high-end T-Series, which is top-lined by the T160, a 16-megapixel capture device. It also talked up the new version of its mocap processing software, Blade. Most noticeably to passersby, Vicon touted the capabilities of its mocap-and-animation facility, House of Moves, with "Beyond the Norm," a short film — and accompanying behind-the-scenes docu — it commissioned starring comic Norm McDonald. The film showcases simultaneous facial and full-body mocap on a House of Moves stage surrounded by 200 T160s
Multiple-Choice Mocap at SIGGRAPH ،
Controls on the Sekonic Light Meter
written and designed for the web by Joel Schlemowitz
|Along with the meter there are also:
|The HIGH Slide
Located in the sleeve in back of the meter. Used for very bright situations, such as shooting out-of-doors during the day.
|The Honey-comb or Grid
Located in the pocket of the meter case. This is used for taking reflective readings (with the meter pointed at the subject). As it says on the front, read off the “H” without the HIGH Slide in place. But because it needs a fairly large amount of light, it is not always very useful.
Located in the pocket of the meter case. Used for comparing readings from specific lights, such as key and fill (for instance, comparing the readings on the sides of someone’s face). This should not be used in place of the sphere arbitrarily.
Controls on the Sekonic Light Meter ،
Free Final Cut plugin: Inside-Outside Matte
This Matte filter gives you much more control over feathering. You set up two shapes – one is the inside of the matte, the other being the outside of the matte.
Here is the filter in Wireframe mode, where you can see the two shapes:
If you switch to Preview mode, you can see how the blend between the inside and outside shapes effects the matte:
Free Final Cut plugin: Inside-Outside Matte ،
Free Final Cut plugin: Change font of multiple text clips at once
Here’s a filter which uses the name of a clip’s reel to define which font to use when drawing text. It is a bit of a bodge, but it might save you a lot of time.
Once you have installed the plugin*, here’s how you use it:
2. Apply the ‘Text – Reel Font Alex4D’ filter (which is in the ‘Text’ folder of ‘Video Filters’)
Digital Video Expo 10 ،
Useful Color Correction ToolColorista Updated
And boy is it a big update!
Red Giant Software today released the newest version of Magic Bullet Colorista. Magic Bullet Colorista II takes what was originally a rather simple 3-way color corrector (simple in operation, but great in image quality) with a masking feature and turned it into a full-fledged grading tool with three separate Primary, Secondary and Master corrections built into each use of the plug-in. Add to this those tools that one needs for serious color grading work, like curves, masks and secondary keying (among other things), and you can see it’s a big upgrade. From the Magic Bullet Colorista II features page:
Reasons To Buy:
Unleash a fast, easy workflow that lets you experiment without limits or loss of work.
Precisely adjust individual colors with the easiest and most powerful Keyer you’ve ever seen.
Move between your favorite editing apps while keeping consistency/quality in color grading.
For the first time, access professional color correction without a pipeline issue or high price.
Designed by real colorists to bring high-end color grading to filmmakers everywhere.
Often tools like these can’t really be explained and you just have to dig in and kick the tires a bit to really understand their usefulness. The secondary keyer that is introduced with this version is one such tool. Pulling a good key is as simple as selecting the color you want to key in the image and using the refinements (like a + and – tool) to fine tune the key. It really is an easier way to select the key than clicking, pulling and tugging on sliders. Thankfully you can kick the tires for no charge with the free demo version of Colorista II. As for pricing, it’s $299 for the full version, with upgrades going for $99. I’ve posted a review of Colorista II over at the Editblog and you can also check out Part 3 of this Colorgradingterrorist article for a bit more early info. Magic Bullet creator Stu Maschwitz will also be posting a bunch of tutorials in the coming weeks so keep an eye toward the Red Giant site as well.
Color correction/color grading is really coming into its own these days with more quality cameras than ever before and affordable color grading tools everywhere you look. Colorista II adds a powerful new option to the mix … with no import/export/round-tripping!
Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 The UI and modeling tools keep getting better and better Mike de la Flor May 18, 2010 Source: Studio Monthly A significant update, 3ds Max 2011 delivers important new features and continues improvements started in 3ds max 2010. The release ships with an improved user interface (UI) and workflow, great additions to the modeling tools, a new and improved system for building materials, integration of CAT, and best of all a top-notch 3D/2D paint system.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 ،