archive // 2006.11.12 08:48:14 [hh]
Der in Los Angeles ansässige Plug-in-Spezialist für Video- und Bildbearbeitung, Digital Film Tools (DFT), hat jetzt ein Update seiner Filtersammlung "55mm" auf Version 7 veröffentlicht. "55mm" simuliert eine Vielzahl von optischen Kamera-Filtern und Effekten und dient der Nachbearbeitung von Fotografien und Filmen.
Die Plug-ins vob DFT laufen prinzipiell in den Video-Tools "Adobe After Effects", "Final Cut", "Motion" und "Avid"-Tools sowie in allen "Photoshop"-kompatiblen Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen.
Neu sind neben überarbeiteten bestehenden Filtern (etwa eine verbesserte Preview) 12 neue Plug-ins sowie eine Einteilung in die Kategorien "Blurs", "Color Correct", "Diffusion", "Effects", "Film Lab", "Gels", "Grads/Tints", "Lens" und "Light", welche die Übersichtlichkeit deutlich steigert.
Die "Photoshop"-Version der Filter kostet 245 US-Dollar, die Video-Version 495 US-Dollar. Die Filter können per sofort auf der Web-Site des Herstellers gekauft werden. Updates schlagen mit 50 (Photo) bzw. 100 US-Dollar (Video) zu Buche. MacOS 9 wird ab sofort nicht weiter unterstützt.
Dazu die Detail des Herstellers:
"55mm is the definitive set of digital optical filters meant to simulate popular glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects--all in a controlled digital environment. The set of plug-ins includes: Black and White, Black Mist, Bleach Bypass, Blur, Center Spot, Chromatic Aberration, Color Compensating, Color Conversion, Color Correct, Color Grad, Color Infrared, Color Spot, Cool Mist, Cross Processing, Day for Night, Defog, Defringe, Depth of Field, Diffusion, Double Fog, Dual Grad, Edge Glow, Enhancing, Faux Film, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, GamColor Gels, Gels, Glow, Gold Reflector, Grain, Halo, Infrared, Kelvin, Lens Distortion, Light, Light Balancing, Low Contrast, Mist, Mono Tint, ND Grad, Night Vision, Old Photo, Overexpose, Ozone, Pencil, Photographic Filters, Polarizer, Printer Points, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, ReLight, Rosco Gels, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Silver Reflector, Skin Smoother, Soft Effects, Split Field,
Split Tone, Star, Streaks, Strip Grad, Sunset/Twilight, Telecine, Temperature, Three Strip, Tint, Two Strip, Ultra Contrast, Vari-Star, Vignette, Warm/Cool, Warm Black Mist, Warm Mist, Warm Soft Effects and X-Ray.
55mm 7.0 adds 12 new filters as well as tuning existing filter algorithms. Chromatic Aberration, Color Infrared, Cool Mist, Defringe, Double Fog, Edge Glow, Old Photo, Pencil, Split Tone, X-Ray, and the new Two Strip and Three Strip filters are just some of the highlights of 55mm 7.0. The Three Strip and Two Strip plug-ins were created under the direction of Academy Award Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato, who used the process to great effect in The Aviator. The Technicolor Two Strip process was the first stab at producing color motion pictures and consisted of simultaneously photographing two black and white images using red and green filters. This look creates an odd but pleasing hand-painted look where faces appear normal and green takes on a blue-green quality, while the sky and all things blue appear cyan.
Chromatic Aberration: Chromatic aberration is caused by a lens having a different refractive index for different wavelengths of light and is seen as fringes of color around the edges of the image. This fringing is removed by un-distorting the individual color channels.
Color Infrared: Color Infrared simulates infrared filters used in conjunction with infrared sensitive film or sensors to produce very interesting false-color images with a dreamlike or sometimes lurid appearance.
Cool Mist: The Cool Mist filter creates atmosphere by reducing contrast and glowing highlights in combination with a cooling filter.
Defringe: Purple or blue fringing around overexposed areas is a result of sensor overloading in video as well as digital still cameras. Defringe isolates and removes the various types of color fringing.
Edge Glow: Edge Glow isolates lines and edges in an image and then adds glow only to these areas resulting in a stylized look.
Fog: The Fog filter creates a soft, misty atmosphere over the image and glows highlights.
Old Photo: Images are treated to look like a variety of historical photographic processes including Cyanotype, Kallitype, Light Cyan, Palladium, Platinum, Sepia, Silver, Silver Gelatin and Van Dyck.
Pencil: Pencil converts your image to a pencil sketch.
Split Tone: Shadows, midtones and highlights can be individually tinted with the Split tone filter.
Three Strip: Known and celebrated for it ultra-realistic, saturated levels of color, the Technicolor Three Strip process was commonly used for musicals, costume pictures and animated films. It was created by photographing three black and white strips of film each passing through red, green and blue filters on the camera lens and then recombining them in the printing process. Our Three Strip filter was created under the direction of Academy Award Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato.
Two Strip: The Technicolor Two Strip process was the first stab at producing color motion pictures and consisted of simultaneously photographing two black and white images using red and green filters. This look creates an odd but pleasing hand-painted look where faces appear normal and green takes on a blue-green quality, while the sky and all things blue appear cyan. Our Two Strip filter was created under the direction of Academy Award Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato
X-Ray: Simulates the look of X-Ray images."
Weitere Informationen: www.digitalfilmtools.com/ 55mm