Film Pro

What it does: Combines all of the NewBlue Film Effects in one convenient menu.

How to use it: Use the controls to adjust the effects.

  • Use X Jitter and Y Jitter to move frames up, down, left and right in random fashion. Drag the control down for less jitter, up for more jitter.
  • Flicker randomly adjust the brightness of each frame to produce a flicker effect. Drag the control to the left for less flicker, to the right for more flicker.
  • Flicker Rate adjust how often a frame's brightness is changed to control how quickly the flicker occurs. Drag the control to the left for slower speed, to the right for faster speed.

  • Tint select a color to emphasize. Click the dropper icon to select a color from anywhere on the screen. Or click the color box to select from a large spectrum of colors. Then, move the Tint knob to set how much to boost or reduce the selected color. Drag the control to the left for less intensity, to the right for more intensity. (With these two controls, it's very easy to achieve dramatically different color looks.)
  • Saturation adjust the color level in the picture. At the center point, 0, it leaves the color unchanged. To remove all color, drag Color Fade all the way to the left. To enhance the color levels, drag to the right. To achieve a classic sepia look, choose a brown color, then turn up the Tint control and turn down the Saturation so the entire image is shades of brown.
  • Brightness adjust image brightness. Drag the control to the left for darker, to the right for brighter.
  • Contrast adjust image contrast. Drag the control to the left for lower contrast, to the right for higher contrast.
  • Film Gamma recreate the color range (gamut) of film. (The Gamma controls lets you adjust the overall brightness of an image. Film tends to have a linear region in the middle, but the highs (brights) and lows (darks) are compressed. The Gamma control recreates this by compressing the lights and darks while expanding the mid tones. So, brights are brighter and darks are darker. Because of this, the image looks less dull.) Turn the dial to the left for for brighter, to the right for darker.
  • Diffusion add a subtle glow around light areas in the image, especially white areas. (This simulates the film glow that can occur on overexposed areas of an image.) Drag the control to the right to increase the glow.

 

  • Wear determine the effect of aging on film. Drag the control to the left for the look of relatively new film, to the right for older, worn-out film.
  • Spots interject random small dirt spots and blemishes throughout the image. Drag the control to the left for fewer spots, to the right for more spots.
  • Pattern select any of seven wear patterns to apply to the scene: Wavy, Blotchy, Grainy, Fine, Splotchy, Lite and Crackly.

  • Density and Depth introduce vertical scratches in the film. Drag the Density control to the right for more scratches. (When the Depth control is dragged completely left, the scratches don't appear very deep. The more the dial is dragged to the right, the deeper the scratches appear to be.)
  • Check the Black and White boxes as desired for only black scratches, only white scratches, or a combination of black and white scratches.
  • Check the Thick box for even thicker-looking scratches.
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