Film Color

Film Color lets you create a mood or look by modifying the image's characteristics. In addition to simulating different film stocks, you can give your video a signature look, like a yellowish hue for a folksy era or film noir for bleak urban settings.

Use the controls to create the look or mood you desire

  • 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 control 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 image. 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 brightness behavior of film. (Film tends to have a linear region in the middle, but the highs (brights) and lows (darks) are compressed. The Film Gamma control recreates this by compressing the lights and darks while expanding the mid tones. So, brights are brighter and darks are 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.
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