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Hey guys, Been following EOSHD for ages, and sometimes get to implement things I've learnt on here, at work (for a small DLSR based production company). I wanted to share a recent experience we had in the office when testing out the DitoGear OmniSlider which we saw the review for on the main EOSHD blog. We were playing around with the "repeat movement" programming we stumbled across a pretty cool technique - something we then went on to use on a paid client job! Check it out:
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!