The ultimate film look plug-in Digital Film Lab simulates a variety of color and black and white photographic looks, diffusion and color grad camera filters, lighting gels, film stocks and optical lab processes. The power of the plug-in lies in its presets which can be loaded to achieve a variety of different effects. There are over 135 useful presets organized into black and white looks, color looks, diffusion, grain and temperature. Feel free to use our presets, modify them or create your own.
Color Correct manipulates the Black and White, Hue, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Red, Green and Blue values of the image.
Diffusion creates atmosphere by reducing contrast while creating a glow around highlights or shadows. It simulates diffusion and fog filters as well aglows. In addition, a pre-built texture library allows you to add realistic diffusion to scenes as if you were adding diffusion directly to your camera lens.
Color Grad colors and or darkens only a portion of the image giving you tability to simulate any Color Grad or ND (Neutral Density) Grad filter. Presefor your favorite color grad filters are provided as well as the ability to create
MAKING DIGITAL LOOK LIKE FILM
The quest to make video and digital images look like film has been going on f years now. Some have even grown entire businesses around this idea. Without making judgements as to which medium is "better" than the other, let??™s swith the notion that video and film are completely different animals and both have their advantages and disadvantages. There are a number of factors to consider when attempting to achieve a film look: lighting, cameras and lenses, filters, depth of field, grain and frame rate. While some of these items are addressed during shooting, Digital Film Lab can simulate many of them digitally.
In our opinion, the most important factor in achieving a film look is lighting. Don??™t just blast a scene with light. Make sure that you employ modeling in yo lighting, making sure that the shadows have some detail and that you don??™t completely blow out highlights. Video and digital cameras have a narrower contrast ratio than film and the limits of their brightness range are sharply defined, whereas film gently rolls off in the whites and blacks. Remember, you can always digitally make the shadows darker and the highlights brighter. Going in the opposite direction is murder and yields lousy results.
Cameras and Lenses
Another factor in achieving a film look is the video or digital camera. They frequently have their Detail or Sharpness settings cranked up. Detail controls the sharpness of the image and creates jagged, aliased edges. The first thing to do before shooting is to turn the Detail or Sharpness down. This can be accomplished by adjusting either a menu or pot inside the camera. Once turned down, it is harder to focus but will soften edges.Depth of field also plays a role in the way film is perceived and is a measure the amount of picture that is in focus. Video and digital cameras differ fro35mm film in that they have a much greater depth of field. This is a result of cameras CCD??™s being physically smaller than 35mm film frames.
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Digital Film Tools Digital Film Lab v2.5 or
Digital Film Tools Digital Film Lab v2.5