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Old October 9th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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Do many of you guys use this for grading your weddings? Im using FCP but the built in filters dont seem to give me that WOW factor. Is there anything else out there?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Magic Bullet is great for its many preset looks, and the ability to tweak and make your own presets, but the render times are horrendous. So long, that you thing there must be something wrong.

I would consider it if you have a very fast computer, and a video card that Bullet can take advantage of. Apparently it can use the GPU of the video card to speed render times, but I haven't been able to test the difference myself.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Like Vito said, it can be useful if you can afford the render hit. I used to use it a couple years back, but I get faster render times and more control out of the regular image controls in Vegas. It's amazing how much of a difference you can achieve by using some level adjustments and color correction.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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The one product I use for every job is the Nattress Plugin set.
http://www.nattress.com/

I bought the whole lot years ago when Graeme still lived in the UK.

The film look plugins have great levels and chroma control, add in black and white diffusion and field processing and you can acheive some really good looks. http://www.ytvweddingvideos.co.uk/so...ing_ending.mov

There's also vignettes, video effects, lots of really great transitions.
Standards conversion NTSC <> PAL which I use a lot, It's much faster than compressor.

Check the 'big box of tricks' on the website for a huge list of included good stuff

He mysteriously moved to Canada, but kept providing regular updates.

And then it turns out he's on the Red camera team (red.com) making his own codecs, software, camera interface apps and loads of other stuff. And still he finds the time to update the FCP plugins.

Always thought he was a genius, that just proves it.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #5
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You say that like it's a bad thing. Hehe....
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