New Software: Nobe OmniScope

https://timeinpixels.com/nobe-omniscope/

“Nobe OmniScope is loaded with powerful features that make color grading easy.

Compatibility:
macOS, Windows

Available for various platforms:
DaVinci Resolve, Scratch, Premiere Pro & After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom as well as DeckLink, UltraStudio, AJA U-TAP and more!”

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Nobe OmniScope by timeinpixels. Scopes for a range of video and photography applications.

Commentary

Tomasz Huczek of timeinpixels tells me that their new scopes application will be adding support for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X aka FCPX in future.

In the meantime I am impressed by what timeinpixels states the company has achieved with the current version of Nobe OmniScope and look forward to future developments.

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fcp.co: Free Update for Merge X: Make Changes to Clips in the Browser and See These Changes Reflect on the Timeline.

http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/2098-free-update-for-merge-x-make-changes-to-clips-in-the-browser-and-see-these-changes-reflect-on-the-timeline

“MergeX will merge two Final Cut Pro X events, combining keywords, ratings, metadata, etc… for every matched clip in each events. It works with every kind of clip: common, synchronized, multicam, compound. The resulting merged clips will be updated in the projects.

To take the simplest example, provided two occurrences of a same clip but with different keywords and ratings, MergeX will output a  single clip embedding all the keywords and ratings of both inputs….”

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MergeX icon screenshot

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Ronny Courtens: Colour Grading Workflow in Final Cut Pro X Using Chromatic

“… In his presentation at the FCP X World event at IBC, Roger Bolton from Coremelt demonstrated how you can accelerate grading, enhance client presentations and get great results quickly using the Chromatic grading tool….”

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time in pixels: False Color Plugin 3

https://timeinpixels.com/false-color-plugin/

“One of the most useful tools for exposure monitoring and shot matching. Bring your camera tool to the post-processing environment!

Available for various platforms including OpenFX hosts: DaVinci Resolve, Scratch, Nuke, Sony Vegas Pro as well as Adobe CC: Premiere Pro and After Effects…..”

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Jim Nix: Mastering Aurora HDR 2018

“Learn how to use Aurora HDR 2018 to create stunning and powerful photos. Learn tips and tricks for better HDR photos, follow my editing workflow ideas, and master this powerful image editing tool.”

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OnOne Software, Inc.: ON1 Photo Raw 2018 Beta

https://www.on1.com/promo/photo-raw-2018-beta/

“ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is focused on allowing you to get the most out of every photo. Our super fast, non-destructive, and state-of-the-art processing engine gives an ultra smooth editing experience. Photographers now have a tool with fast photo management, precise photo development, hundreds of customizable effects, fast and beautiful HDR, panos, masking and selection tools, layers, and much more — in one app.”

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Alien Skin Software: Introducing Exposure X3, The Latest Version of Our Advanced RAW Photo Editor

https://www.alienskin.com/blog/2017/introducing-exposure-x3/

“I’m excited to announce that Exposure X3 is now available! It’s the latest version of Exposure, our award-winning creative photo editor, and includes new features that greatly enhance your ability to create beautiful images and master your workflow….”

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CoreMelt Releases Chromatic High-End Colour Grading Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X

On every new installation of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X non-linear editing suite, the very first third-party plug-ins that should be added are those made by Australian specialist FCPX plug-in developer CoreMelt. Roger Bolton’s CoreMelt product range includes Lock and Load, SliceX, TrackX, DriveX,  LUTx, V2 Plugin Set as well as several free plug-ins, all of them essentials in my opinion, and now Chromatics is here as the most essential third party FCPX plug-in of them all. 

What is Chromatics and why are CoreMelt’s plug-ins different from those of other FCPX plug-in makers? To answer the second question first, CoreMelt’s arrangement with Imagineer Systems, maker of Academy Award-winning planar tracking software mocha Pro, ensures that mocha’s tracking technology is available for new CoreMelt products and so Chromatics contains mocha-based tracking.

Mocha tracking is found in other CoreMelt products including Lock and Load, SliceX, TrackX and DriveX, and its presence in Chromatic distinguishes this latest CoreMelt plug-in from the host of colour grading plug-ins on the market.

As well as its tracking capabilities, Chromatic has other essential top quality colour grading features such as LUTs, masks, auto white balance, RGB curves, HSL Curves, Lab Curves, Lift Gamma Gain, Lows Mids Highs, and colour replace. Chromatic will be gaining plenty of other features  including a grade management system, LUT export and more in the near future.

Chromatics launch special

CoreMelt is offering a time-limited launch special on Chromatics and a Full Chromatics Looks Bundle including 150+ LUTs at a bonus value of US$99.00, available at a cost of US$99.00 for one week only ending at midnight Pacific Standard Time on 7th August 2017.

The LUTx Look Collection Bundle included in the special offer contains looks LUTs collections including the LUTx LOMO Collection, LUTx Sci Fi Collection, LUTx Social Media Collection, Feature Looks Collection and the Beauty Fashion Food Collection.

A time-limited trial version of Chromatics is available to download.

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Core Melt Reveals Beta Versions of Two Radical New Final Cut Pro X Plug-Ins, Chromatic and Scribeomatic

The Australian movie industry can lay claim to at least seven Australian-born production hardware and software success stories making oversized waves around the world – Atomos, Blackmagic Design, CoreMelt, Intelligent Assistance, LumaForge, Miller Tripods and Røde Microphones. CoreMelt makes some of the most innovative, most essential plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X including Lock&Load, SliceX, TrackX and DriveX, and more recently LUTx, the first five plug-ins I would install into any new FCPX installation. 

CoreMelt Chromatic Color Grading Beta Reveal at Faster Together Stage 25th April 2017, NAB Las Vegas

Scribeomatic: Beta Reveal at Faster Together Stage, 24th April 2017 at NAB Las Vegas 2017

CoreMelt’s Roger Bolton revealed two new FCPX plug-ins at NAB, Chromatic and Scribeomatic, and I strongly suspect that list of five most essential new-install plug-ins is about to grow to seven.

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