Accelerate Your Grading Workflow With Scratch 9.0

Sep 14, 2018

Assimilate is now shipping Scratch 9.0, an aggressive, high-performance, and user-friendly product update that delivers a huge boost in creativity, efficiency and performance, saving enormous amounts of time for all creative functions. Known for its high-quality 2D/3D/VR tools in a single, streamlined workflow – dailies, conform, color grading, compositing, finishing & mastering – now includes support for over 200 Matchbox Shader effects and an easy connection to AfterEffects and Nuke compositing tools with a single click.

Read more about release 9.0 at this link: https://www.shootonline.com/spw/assimilate%E2%80%9...

Or, check out this review by editor Jonny Elwyn: https://jonnyelwyn.co.uk/film-and-video-editing/wh...

DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

SpeedLooks and Dissolve – MATRIX Blue

Sep 12, 2018

Taken from the science fiction movie of the same name, SpeedLooks MATRIX has a highly distinctive look and the ability to instantly change the narrative mood of your digital video project. Like all SpeedLooks, MATRIX is very versatile allowing deep saturation in your color palette, pushing the footage to give it an edgy look while also being flexible enough to allow you to manually color grade the footage even further.

In this video example, we used stock footage from our friends at Dissolve.com with selections from their 500, 000 clips. Using the army footage and the MATRIX Blue, the sequence instantly takes on an intense, dramatic look with a cinematic feel. SpeedLooks MATRIX comes with three different color palettes - Blue, Green and Mars, each with subtle differences and unique personality. Special thanks to Dissolve.com for the clips.


DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

Cinematic = aspect ratio, color, and lighting styles

Sep 12, 2018

"Cinematic" is quite liberally used today, and most people relate it to the black bars or wide-screen frame ratios. This term has the same explanation as if you say "this photograph is like a painting." Let's first see the comparison to a painting. Most paintings have either a warm or a cold hue; the micro-contrast is not that high, and the color transitions are smooth. If you want to have images or videos like paintings, you have to obey such rules. A cinematic video is a video that resembles a film. Over the years, the movie industry changed quite a lot in terms of aspect ratio, color, and lighting styles. When we use the term "cinematic," this means it looks like an actual film we see in theaters. Creating a cinematic look is not achieved by simply adding black bars or shooting in slow motion, there's much more to the skill of making your videos look like the movies.

This article, chock full of great video examples, is from fStoppers and author Tohomir Lazarov is well worth the read and will help you better understand the secret of that look and feel we all want to achieve in our work: https://fstoppers.com/originals/secrets-cinematic-...

DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

White Balancing Footage Quickly in Davinci Resolve

Sep 9, 2018

White balancing video footage is crucial to make it consistent between sequences of edits you are putting together. Using DaVinci Resolve 14 you can make the adjustment incredibly fast and easily using the white balance picker in the color editing tab.

DaVinci Resolve is without a doubt the industry standard for video color grading. It offers so much that sometimes we forget the most simple things such as the white balance assisting tools. There are multiple ways of adjusting your white balance. The first and most obvious is using the white balance picker. It can be found in the Color editing tab right below the Color Wheels. Press on it, and then move your cursor to any zone that should be neutral on your image. By neutral, I mean any area that shouldn’t have any color (white, black, or gray). Click and let DaVinci Resolve do the color correction work for you.

Sometimes, the color cast is in either the shadow or highlights, but not on the whole image. Or you may want to also adjust the contrast of the image by setting a pure white and pure black point. To achieve this, in the Color Wheels tool you can use the Black Point and White Point pickers. They are located right above the Lift and Gain wheels (it works similarly if you use Primaries Bars or Log). Select what point you want to adjust and then, just like with the white balance picker, move the cursor to your footage and click on the point that should be pure black or white, depending on what picker you are using. Resolve will then adjust the color wheel accordingly.

Check out this easy to follow video tutorial by Dave Andrade.

DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution in Davinci Resolve for all your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

A Comprehensive Way to Achieve Beautiful Skin Tones

Sep 8, 2018

Skin tones are a hot topic in Lightroom and Photoshop, but there are fewer resources for videographers who need to get them correct just as much. Here's how you can get beautiful skin tones in Adobe Premiere Pro, every time.

It's startling just how much skin tones affect photographs and videos. A technically perfect image can have so much of its impact stripped if the tones of the subject's skin is either too magenta, or too green. The more you become aware of the problem, the bigger the problem becomes and soon you can't look at an image without checking what the skin looks like.

With photographs, Photoshop and Lightroom have a wealth of tutorials, both written and in video format. There are also lots of action sets and presets to achieve better skin tones very quickly. However, with videography it's of course slightly more difficult. For one, you can't as easily do localized color adjustments to the skin as you can in still images. So in essence, the tones are achieved by color grading of sorts.

In this video by Cody Blue, we're shown a comprehensive and highly effective way of achieving those beautiful skin tones we all want, using only Adobe Premiere Pro.


DFS, SpeedLooks and our intermediate VS-LOG process combined with our exclusive camera patch technology offers a total workflow solution for your color correction needs. Color by LookLabs … revolutionizing the digital production world… one image at a time, all with the click of a button. Find out more at looklabs.net/

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