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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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Spielberg Color Correction

Lately S-berg's been making a lot of films with this neat bleach bypass/bluish desatured effect where the whites/highlights seem blurred and diffused... I.E. Munich/Minority Report/War of The Worlds/ How does one in FCP using their color correction tools do something along the lines of blurring JUST the whites/highlights witha kind of gaussian diffusion? I apply gaussian blur to a clip sometimes/layer it ontop a duplicate then do blending modes like screen/soft light, but it blurs everything in the color spectrum, I just want to isolate the whites/highlights to create a glowing/halo effect like spielberg is doing lately, I know there's a way to do it, could someone please detail this process?
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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You're on the right track, but instead of using transfer functions apply a chroma or luma key and isolate the areas you want to blur.

The easy method is to use Magic Bullet for Editors. You can download the demo plugins at http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/mbforeditors.html
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Old February 8th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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I think you'll actually get a smoother result sticking with the transfer modes - but the trick is to add in a levels or contrast filter to push the stuff other than the highlights close to black before blurring the highlights.
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