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Old September 15th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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A RGB-Contrast-Plugin

I just wrote a plugin for FCP, which changes contrast and gamma similar to Photoshops contrast-feature. A s- and e-curve are utilized for getting a smooth film-like look.
You can download it here:
http://www.dominik.ws/DominiksContrast.fxplug.zip
Just extract that zip-file to your ~/Library/Plug-Ins/FxPlug folder. If that folder doesn't exist, create it.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #2
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Btw, the function used for gamma basically is an exponential-function, and the one for contrast is the logistic function. The formulas can be seen here:
http://www.dominik.ws/dc/formulas.pdf

Some examples, what kind of perfect high-contrast you can get with my plugin in a few seconds without any clipping or saturation-anomalies because of yuv-processing:
http://www.dominik.ws/dc/e1.mov
http://www.dominik.ws/dc/e2.mov

I wrote this plugin, because there are no rgb-curves or anything comparable in FCP, but I missed it a lot and couldn't find any alternative.

I hope you people soon realize, that this is the plugin you always have been waiting for. ;)
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Old September 16th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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i will try it and get back with comments.

Thanks a lot for sharing this!!!!
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Old September 16th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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Here are some more examples:
http://www.dominik.ws/dc/e3.mov
http://www.dominik.ws/dc/e4.mov
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Old September 16th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thanks Dominik
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Old September 17th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #6
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very nice, especially the timelapse clouds. altho, I really liked the look of the "before" water in e3, which was lost after the effect was applied. thanks for givng this out.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #7
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sorry for the stupid question but, how i install it?
thanks a lot
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Old September 17th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #8
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sorry for the stupid question but, how i install it?
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http://www.dominik.ws/DominiksContrast.fxplug.zip
Just extract that zip-file to your ~/Library/Plug-Ins/FxPlug folder. If that folder doesn't exist, create it.
~ is your home-directory. It should also work in the global Library-dir.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #9
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You are the man Dominik!!!!!
Great plugin!!!
Ive been playing around with it and very soon i realized the beauty of it. Gives a lot of control and can make very extreme tweaking without loosing any detail.
Thanks a lot. Please continue making this kind of great plugs!!!!
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Old September 18th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #10
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Nice work, Dominik, THANKS.

If you get another moment of genius, I miss the 6-way color tool available as a 3rd party plug-in for Vegas... :)

If you make a way to accept contributions, let us know.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #11
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I miss the 6-way color tool available as a 3rd party plug-in for Vegas... :)
Neither I use Vegas nor I know any 3rd party plugins for it. Can you explaing, what's that plugin (exactly) doing?
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I don't think you can contribute time. ;)
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Old September 19th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #12
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?? Looks great ""

This plug will not install in FCP 4.5 and above on a Leopard machine.
oooorrrrrr will it?
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Old September 19th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #13
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This plug will not install in FCP 4.5 and above on a Leopard machine.
oooorrrrrr will it?
I don't know. Definitely it works with FCP 6. (I use the fxplug-sdk 1.2.3.)
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Old September 19th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #14
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This plug will not install in FCP 4.5 and above on a Leopard machine.
oooorrrrrr will it?
I'm pretty sure FxPlug support starts with FCP6.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #15
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it starts in FCP 5.1 but newer versions of the SDK expose newer functions that are only supported in the later versions of FCP
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