Movie Color

Movie Color gives you the ability to apply stylized, cinematic "looks" to your footage. It comes with over 50 named presets and the ability to design and save your own.

Works in Final Cut Pro 6, 7 and X, Motion 3, 4 and 5, Final Cut Express 4, Premiere Pro 6 & 7, After Effects 10, 11, & 12.

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Some time ago, I wrote a plugin called Maxfield, based on the look of Maxfield Parrish's paintings, but feeling it to be somewhat obscure, I completely re-wrote it from scratch, making it more powerful and more general purpose. It's now called Movie Color.

All of Movie Color's looks can be adjusted in minor scene-to-scene tweaking, or used as a starting point for a completely new look of your own. If you develop a look you'd like to share, name it and send it to me and it may be included in upcoming preset releases.

Movie Color allows you, through a variety of powerful methods, to build two tinted images and mix them back into your original image to varying degrees through the use of masks. A mask can be thought of as an adjustable stencil that allows you to control where and to what degree your tinted image is "painted" back over your original image. It also contains a Pre-Processing section that allows you to adjust the saturation, the brightness, and the contrast of your image as well as a "Bleach Bypass" setting.

    If you're intimidated by Color, try my Movie Color plugin - you can get great results without ever leaving the comfort of your edit system.

    Clicking on the thumbnail above will open a larger example image. Clicking on the example image will step you thru example preset settings.
    You can take a look at the instructions in a separate window.
    The filter can be found under the Effects/Video Filters/Sheffield Softworks/ menu.

Many thanks to Dalia Drulia for the test image...