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Hey Andrew, I saw your post about working with premiere/ae with the bmcc and noticed you said you are using a macbook with an SSD as the main drive. I just got my BMCC and havent been able to really use it at all because my macbook keeps crapping on itself everytime I try to do anything with the dng files or resolve. I have the same exact laptop as you I believe: Apple 2011 Macbook Pro 17' i7 8GB RAM. I've been trying to do as much research as I can about installing an SSD as the main drive and switching the optical drive out of my computer in order to place my current 750gb HDD where I can save files to and actually have space to put stuff in. (I have plenty of external hard drives too, but it's nice to have space on your computer as well) The SSD I am very close to purchasing is the Samsung 840 Pro Series 256gb, which is supposed to be VERY, VERY fast. The only thing stoppnig me from going through with it is the "cloning" process. I know I will have to put my OS (lion) on the ssd, but I am very confused about what I should do with all my applications (adobe cs6, divinci resolve, lightroom, film convert, etc, etc), and all the plugins I use like magic bullet, video copilot stuff, twixtor etc, along with everything else that is on my HDD right now. The reason I'm confused is because some people have told me that even though all that stuff will be saved on the HDD, I will have to go back and reinstall all the applications I use, onto the SSD. In short, I am just COMPLETELY lost about what I actually need to put on the SSD and how. I have asked many different BMD and apple reps and have called nearby computer service stores and have gotten different answers from each of them. So I hope I can finally get an answer I trust from you since you have actually done the upgrade to the same computer I have, and have had great results with it, especially with your BMCC. Thanks so much, Omar A.
Clean Contrast Hi, I've created a new colour correction plugin for Adobe Premiere CS6 that I think many of you will find interesting. Demo The password is: plugin https://vimeo.com/66239802 Why use Clean Contrast? When it comes to adding contrast to an image, many common tools are flawed. These tools often use algorithms that transform light in an unrealistic way. Clean Contrast aims to allow you to manipulate the exposure and contrast of an image in a way that mimics how light actually works. Instead of working on a "per channel" basis, Clean Contrast uses a "per pixel" algorithm that more accurately affects light. What can I use Clean Contrast for? As the video demonstrates, this new tool allows you to add generous amounts of contrast to an image without distorting the scene's natural colours. Of course, it also works for more subtle adjustments. How do I use Clean Contrast? There are only 3 controls you have to learn. Mode: The mode determines the algorithm that will be used on the image. Realistic will be suitable for most situations and it's selected by default. It mimics how light works in real life. Stylized will use another algorithm that works in the HSL colour-space. Though it's not realistic, it can come in handy if you're looking for a more dramatic look. Lift: This adds or subtracts a constant amount of lightness to each pixel in a linear fashion. Gain: This defines the contrast by multiplying each pixel's lightness by a constant. Workflow: First, you'll use the Lift control to set your darkest pixels to be pure black. Then, you'll adjust the Gain in order to achieve the desired amount of contrast. You may have to go back and forth between these two controls to dial in the look perfectly. If there's too much or too little saturation, I suggest applying the "Fast Color Corrector" immediately after Clean Contrast in order to adjust it to your liking. How much does Clean Contrast cost? It's FREE! The download link is at the end of this post Which applications will Clean Contrast work with? Unfortunately, Clean Contrast has only been designed to work with Adobe Premiere CS6 running on Mac OS X. It may be available for other platforms in the future, but don't hold your breath for it. How can I help the developer? Just leave me some feedback. Although I work as a software developer, this is a project I've decided to do for free. Let me know what you think of it and how it could be improved. Also, feel free to share some work you've done using it. Where can I get Clean Contrast? [attachment=509:Clean Contrast for Mac OS X.zip] Please let me know what you think! EDIT: How do I install Clean Contrast? Installation instructions are included in the INSTALL.txt file. It turns out there's a mistake in the installation instructions. The path for adobe plugins is: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/CS6/MediaCore/ It's within this folder that you copy the file. Thanks to nigelbb for the fix!