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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Ok, so the sale's on for another few hours, and I've already dropped about $600 on software, which, to be honest, is $600 more than I can really afford, particularly at this time of year.

Spent a few hours today looking into all the products more carefully. Came across this tutorial on "fairytale lighting", which I thought was an eye-opener:
. Involves Shine + Particular + Knoll Light Factory.

Anyway, at least one product I haven't bought which I'm thinking might be useful in a wedding context -- Magic Bullet Cosmo. So, do any of you guys use this? How have you found it?

I'm a little skeptical, to be honest. The examples seem to blur out the skin and eyes too much, and to do something strange to the colours...
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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MB Cosmo is included with the full Magic Bullet Suite. I know that Alice has used it on occasion in our videos where a shot of the mother of the bride was a little too high definition for the MoB's liking.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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I think I've managed to talk myself out of spending on this one... until the next sale comes around anyway.

Factors that swayed me were:

1. The fact that there's other methods of desharpening and of blemish removal, albeit much more tedious than applying MB Cosmo and adjusting a slider. One of Andrew Kramer's first AE tutorials was about this (VIDEO COPILOT | After Effects Tutorials, Plug-ins and Stock Footage for Post Production Professionals).

2. The fact that I just spent more than I spent on the software sale at a restaurant for my partner's birthday (perhaps worth it -- was the best dessert I've had):
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