Solving a management nightmare: ColorFinale LUTs

Colour LUTs or Colour Lookup Tables in full are a kind of digital colour filters and there are millions of them out there, paid as well as free. Collecting large numbers of the things may quickly lead to thousands of small files on your system, often without you having a clue as to what they will make your footage look like.… Read More Solving a management nightmare: ColorFinale LUTs

Colour temperature: mireds versus Kelvin

The mired is a unit that measures colour temperature, just like Kelvin does. Only, almost everybody knows degrees Kelvin while fewer people know what the mired stands for. That’s not surprising, given that most light and strobe colour temperatures are expressed in Kelvin. So why use mired instead then — and perhaps more importantly — when do you use the mired unit instead of Kelvin?… Read More Colour temperature: mireds versus Kelvin

The Loupedeck Live is not just for live streamers

The Loupedeck Live that’s only recently been released is a small sibling of the Loupedeck CT. It has the touch screen, rotary knobs and eight buttons, and that’s it. The square buttons and the touch wheel of the Loupedeck CT have been left out. The unit is made of the same aluminium and sturdy plastic components as the CT model. It does come with a mountable stand, so you can position the Loupedeck Live in a 30 degree angle.… Read More The Loupedeck Live is not just for live streamers

Remote colour grading collaboration for Final Cut Pro X users: Color Finale Connect sees the light of day

Color Trix has added a remote collaboration capability to Color Finale, its colour grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X. The new feature allows a colourist to start a session over a network and/or the Internet with a director, DoP, other editors, an apprentice even. The Connect module will be released as a free public beta for existing Color Finale Pro owners. That will allow users to send their feedback and help shape the technology to better suit their needs. I had the opportunity to run a session between London and Antwerp.… Read More Remote colour grading collaboration for Final Cut Pro X users: Color Finale Connect sees the light of day

Luminar 4’s AI assistance is actually quite good

Luminar 4 is Skylum’s most AI-driven app until now. It has a plethora of features that no longer depend on your masking or layer blending skills without – much to my surprise – taking out the creativity completely. What Luminar 4 does help you with, is to automate the work that requires you to painstakingly draw selections and blend layers to correct luminosity errors.… Read More Luminar 4’s AI assistance is actually quite good

DxO releases Photolabs 3 with unique colour manipulation wheel

DxO released its third upgrade of Photolabs, the former Optics Pro. The new version has a new repair and clone tool, a new local adjustments mask manager and a new colour wheel. And finally, after so many years, the metadata module has been updated as well, albeit with a very modest support for a keywords, author name and copyright field.… Read More DxO releases Photolabs 3 with unique colour manipulation wheel