From Mattias Sandström:
Set of plugins for Apple FCP
Smart Anamorphic (New June 2005)
Stretches 4:3 footage to 16:9 without cropping. Make sure you remove any automatically added distortions in the motion tab before you apply this. Currently in beta so please send all the feedback you got. Features that are coming up include thew ability to add cropping as well for a less dramatic effect as well as definable "center of action" to avoid stretching areas with movement.
Flashframe (Updated June 2005)
A flashframe transition. Now with optional gradual pre and (!) post blur and luma clamping for legal levels.
Color Balance (New May 2005)
Adjusts color balance without changing the luminance. Works a little like the built in color balance filter as well as the Quicktime RGB filter, but much better and more intuitive than both.
Color Balance 3-way (New May 2005)
As above but with separate controls for shadows, midtones and highlights. Similar to the color balance tool found in many image manipulation tools for stills.
Clock (Updated May 2005)
Generates a digital clock, for countdowns or whatever. The update adds milliseconds to the display. I suggest you crop the frame to select the number of decimals you need. The clock doesn't animate on its own, so you have to keyframe the "seconds" slider. I thought that would be the most flexible way of handling this...
Scratch Removal (New April 2005)
Removes vertical scratches from old and damaged film. Move the sliders (you can enter fractions by hand for fine tuning) until the guide covers the scratch and then uncheck the guide box. Scratches like these are often stationary but otherwise the filter is completely keyframeable.
Anamorphic Squeeze (New September 2004)
The benefit of doing this using a filter is that the letterbox area becomes usable for other filters applied to the same clip, such as Timecode Reader. This is not the case when you use the anamorphic checkbox or the motion settings. Make sure you undo any other squeeze before applying this.
Shadow/Highlight Gamma (New August 2004)
Applies gamma correction to the highlights and shadows independently. Originally designed to correct the excessive contrast often found in film material transfered on a film chain, but feel free to use it whichever way you want.
Black & White
Offers more control over the conversion to black & white than simple desaturation. Use it to emulate different b&w filmstocks as well as camera filters. I like to use 50% red and 50% green and lose the blue altogether for that orange filter look.
Resamples the chroma channel using FCP's bicubic interpolation instead of Quicktime's built in nearest neighbor algorithm. Makes keying a lot easier and generally improves the image, especially if used with the Black & White or Fast Deinterlace filters.
Silk stocking, Soft Filter, ProMist, LoCon, Diffusion and so on -- this filter does it. Just experiment with the settings. Normal, Overlay and Screen seems to be the most useful transfer modes, but don't let that stop you.
Speed ramping tool. Ramps by keyframing the frame number or progress percentage. Works on the clip it's applied to, but if you want to change the duration you can apply it to a scrap clip and drop the clip to ramp in the source clip box.
Same as the built in, but it renders more than twice as fast. And now it shouldn't destroy the last line of video as it sometimes did before.
If you've lost the blacks for some reason, like video noise, bad telecine or dirty VHS heads, or even because of some filter you applied, this one's for you. It gives the image its punch back, with deeper blacks and better saturation in dark colors, without changing the brightness of the rest of the image.
This does the exact same thing as the famous "double deinterlace filmlook method," but it renders *a lot* faster.
Removes video noise and grain by averaging pixels where there's no detail. Aside from giving you a cleaner image, this can really improve the results you'd get from most compression schemes, like Sorenson and MPEG.
Same as Blend Fields, but only blends where there's interlace artifacts. Useful for removing flicker in text and still images while preserving as much sharpness as possible.
A simple but effective color corrector.
Types the letters one at a time. Uses keyframes to control the speed, which allows for a more "real" and "natural" typing look. Try it with the Harting font.
This is a regular wind blur that is much, much faster than the built in one, due to the slight limitation that it only supports two directions, vertical and horizontal. It works both as a filter and as a transition.
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