November 29, 2013

FilmConvert Film Stock Emulation Now Works in DaVinci Resolve 10, Get 25% Off Through Monday

FilmConvert Save 25 PercentFilmConvert from Rubber Monkey is a unique film stock emulator because it's not just about applying a look to your footage, it's about replicating the exact color profile of specific film stocks on specific cameras and color profiles (standard, neutral, etc). Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, the best results come from using cameras and profiles that are supported. Recently Rubber Monkey added an OFX plugin version, which means that the software can now work directly in DaVinci Resolve 10 or Resolve Lite 10, along with other programs that work with those plugins. They've also got a Black Friday sale going on through Monday that will give you 25% off any of their programs or bundles. Click through for more on the sale and to see the new OFX plugin in action.

Here's an example of FilmConvert in Resolve with this video from SpliceNPost:

The software working in Assimilate Scratch because of the OFX plugin:

This is a current list of supported cameras (though you can apply any stock to any footage from any camera, these are designed to deliver more predictable results):

We also mentioned in July about FilmConvert's competition where anyone could submit videos graded with their software. Here are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from that competition:

True Blue --

Shot on the GH2 with the Kodak Vision 3 5207 Look:

A Riehl Blacksmith --

Shot on RED ONE MX with Kodak Vision 3 5207 Look:

Sound Thief / Teaser -- 

Shot on Canon 5D Mark III with Fuji Velvia 100 Look:

I think what's important about FilmConvert is that even if you don't care about the "film look" with visible grain, the software is an easy way to apply a nice-looking LUT to your footage. Even using a less extreme version of the film stock where you're not using any grain can do wonders for many of these digital cameras. FilmConvert offers their software in a number of flavors: Standalone Only and Plugin Only versions (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects & Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, 7 & Motion, OFX (DaVinci), Sony Vegas) will run $200 ($149 with Black Friday code), and the giant bundle that includes everything is $300 ($224 with the Black Friday code). You can either go to their website here or enter the code BLACK in the correct box. As with all of their software, you can try any of it before you buy it, and a watermark will be applied to the footage.

Link: FilmConvert Black Friday Sale

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13 Comments

Film Convert is nice, but overpriced. Get your hands on some great LUTs and film grain from Vision-Color from a fraction of the price. I only recommend them because they are truly great and they can be used right inside of Resolve as well.

Save yourself $160 bucks!

November 29, 2013 at 10:10PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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How much did they pay you?

November 29, 2013 at 10:51PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Tyler

Nothing. Just putting the word out there for those wanting to save a little change.

November 29, 2013 at 10:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Thanks D.L. Watson! Vision-Color's OSIRIS looks great, especially for that price.

November 30, 2013 at 12:42AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Anthony

I own both the Film Convert OFX plugin and the OSIRIS LUTs. After testing both extensively, I have to say that Film Convert is greatly superior. Being a plugin where you can set the source camera and the color temperature, Film Convert is more than just a LUT. They've got a free demo. Take a look for yourself.

November 30, 2013 at 10:35AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Yeahh, another Ad for Filmconvert!! Let's all make our videos look alike -and mostly shit, but that's a different story- , yeahhh

November 30, 2013 at 6:05AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Michael

Shitty like 35mm film?

November 30, 2013 at 9:54AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Natt

Yeah, that's how s35 film looks, keep telling yourself that ;)

November 30, 2013 at 10:30AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Michael

Just saw the examples above, in case I was missing something, they all managed to make their footage look like shit, cool.

November 30, 2013 at 10:35AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Michael

Even if you're not into "fake grain" this plugin is dope.

November 30, 2013 at 9:53AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Natt

The problem isn't with the plugin, the problem is with the people using it ;) Personally I got tired of the film convert look very quickly, it just looks messed up to my eyes. If you want to shoot film, shoot film (or be sure you have the resources to pull it off in post)..film emulations by semi pros and amateurs just look bad.

November 30, 2013 at 10:27AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Michael

"film emulations by semi pros and amateurs just look bad."

So does color grading in general.

November 30, 2013 at 10:35AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Brian

agreed

November 30, 2013 at 10:36AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Michael