Kool Tools: Nattress Contrast plug-ins
Nattress Contrast is a nifty effects pack that's compatible with Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects.
It contains four filters: Bleach Bypass, Detail Preserve Contrast, Hyper Contrast, and Luma & Saturation Contrast. Because some lenses naturally produce a lower contrast image due to the way light diffuses through the lens elements, adding post-production contrast effects is a great way to increase visual impact.
With Nattress Contrast effects, editors can use edge-dependent contrast masking to preserves edges and maintain detail. The filter suite gives users independent control of luma and saturation contrast as well as the ability to digitally recreate high-contrast film processing.
Nattress Contrast filters onclude:
° Bleach Bypass, which produces the high contrast film processing look of the same name. The result is a black and white image imposed over the color image. This effect increases contrast and graininess, while reducing saturation.
° Detail Preserve Contrast, which divides the image into two regions: high detail and low (coarse) detail. Each region has its own contrast control. This filter can be used to create a greater separation between the subject and background.
° Hyper Contrast, which uses edge dependent contrast masking to preserve the integrity of edges, enabling greater contrast adjustments without ruining details of the image. An S-Gamma option adds a film-like gamma curve to mimic the contrast response of film stock.
° Luma and Saturation Contrast, which enables editors to increase or decrease the contrast levels of the luma and saturation independently. This filter is useful when a simple contrast causes the saturation levels to bloom too much.
Nattress Contrasts costs US$49. The trial version of Nattress Contrast is available by installing FxFactory: You can learn more at http://tinyurl.com/kasagso .