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FilmConvert software
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  • The filmconvert BMCC plugin works very well with BMPCC footage, as a LUT inside Premiere or FCP -- an instant, consistent and (most of the time) a very attractive grade.

  • Are you guys using FC in isolation or with other tools like ColorGhear or MBL?

  • They just released OpenCL acceleration for the Premiere/AE version of FilmConvert. Tested it out in Premiere, got realtime playback at 1/2 quality, decent framerates at full. Rendering is soooo much faster. What an awesome update.

  • I downloaded the filmconvert and the gh3 profiles. Loved the results ! Can be the answer I am looking for. Better than mlooks from motionvfx . But its U$ 199 for FPCX !!!

  • Progression still from latest spec commercial project.
    1) Raw GH2 (Smooth -2,-2,0,-2) + 50mm f/1.8 OM F Zuiko + Flowmotion
    2) Film Convert: Fuji Pro 160s (100% color; 0% grain)
    3) ColorGHear grade
    4) my finishing mix (LCE sharpening to luma, chroma portion of grade applied only to chroma, grain)

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  • I wish they made a windows standalone version too, this is a great tool.

  • Yeah, never use any YouTube enhancement. That's like ordering a steak from McDonalds

  • Dude, you are the one asking the question. How about you shoot the creators an email. They WILL respond within 24 hours.

  • @GravitateMediaGroup I suppose if FilmConvert were a run-of-the-mill effect or “look,” it would make sense to apply it after grading, or indeed, anywhere in the effects chain. Seeing as it employs some sophisticated LUTs and takes a sensor/camera profile as its input, logically it makes very little sense to use it after grading. (Of course, one is not required to follow a specific workflow, and each case would be different.)

    Now if FilmConvert emulated some print film stock (or even internegative/interpositive stock), rather than (or in addition to) camera film stock, it would make all the sense in the world to use it after grading. (Hey, that’s an idea!)

  • Please, don't use those...that's garbage.

  • @GravitateMediaGroup: Go to Video Editor (Enhancements) of YouTube.

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  • @mr_moore you should grade your footage before FC, not after. and from that point adjust FC to work with your grade

  • @Mr_Moore well Film Convert doesn't turn bad footage into good footage. That's magick and sorcery you're thinking of there.

  • Yes, I have the version with GH2 profiles. They work well for some footage and not so well for other. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say they look fantastic, but they certainly do create very filmic shadows, mids, and transitions. The grain does introduce enough of dithering to hide the digital look of some solid and smooth surfaces (skin tones, for example).

    However, I find it more difficult to grade footage after it’s passed thought FilmConvert. Perhaps this is because of my lack of experience in working with actual film stock.

  • @mr_moore I don't use the standalone because I don't see any reason to divide the workflow

    and the newest version of FC has profiles for gh2, and they look fantastic.

    an no, it's not for EVERYTHING. only something you want to appear " filmic" and I've NEVER used 100% grain, and often I will tone back the "film color"

  • FilmConvert is a very nice effect, but certainly not for everyday use. I can’t quite decide how or when I might use it. It’s probably more suited for the RED camera than for the GH1/2.

    EDIT: Just noticed that the standalone version of FilmConvert renders clips at 24.00fps, even though the original clips are at 23.98fps. Hmm.

  • youtube cinemascope preset?

  • Filmconvert is really nice, but after I tried the YouTube Cinemascope preset, I'm blown out. Does anyone know what it consists of?

  • @GravitateMediaGroup That's good advice. Will do this week. Thanks

  • @matt_gh2 download the trial and you'll see. for each film stock, it emulates that color to the best of their ability, but you can tone it down, same with the grain. I usually run the grain at 50-60% every kind of grain from 8-35mm. The newest version now has GH2 picture styles added. There are TONS of different variations that you can use this plugin. Basically you create your own film stock however you like. lol

  • @dennnnnnnis Video looks cool - music good too. Reminded me of some ~1977 Chinese Kung Fu movies. When you said you liked color of film convert, did you mean that in addition to grain, film convert changes the colors of the video too?

  • NOW available for Sony Vegas YEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Hi. I got the chance to test FilmConvert and found it incredible usefull. I have tested it with the GH2 and the 5DmkII and IMHO makes the 5D sing, more nice than the GH2 results. Maybe I'm doing something wrong with the profiles and the grain size.

    testing FILMCONVERT with 5DmkII and GH2 from Ignacio Sanchez on Vimeo.

    What are the settings you use? My settings are: In camera- Standard (0,-2,-2) In FilmConvert- GH2 Standard profile. Grain size: 35mm Academy Thanks

  • did you go to youtube and read the description? rokinon 35 1.4 and 85 1.4 in 95% of the video, and I believe voightlander 17.5 maybe have been used in any clips that have low light.

    Of course the lenses do a great job, that's why I use them, but I am also going to bet that my CUSTOM MB looks preset is giving it that "filmic" look you are referring to. I probably spent about 5 hours hours tweaking it. Although it's kind of corny to brag about my own preset, I find that it combined with film convert has pretty nice results. I'm surprised I haven't gotten more feedback on it, but I understand, not everyone has MB looks.

    I have seen other test shots people have done with the rokinon lenses but they weren't graded as far as I could tell, and IMO didn't visually have the same results. Either way, you should download my preset and test it for yourself if you have MB, and consider buying a rokinon 35mm. For the cost, it's a pretty nice lens, and being de clicked makes it that much better ; ) oh....and purchase film convert if you haven't done so lol