April 16, 2015
NAB 2015

Get 25% Off Color Finale, the Plugin that Brings Professional Grading to Your Final Cut Pro X Timeline

Color Grading in Color Finale for FCPX

In honor of NAB, our friends over at Color Grading Central, who were just featured by Apple for their powerful new plugin, have a special gift for readers of this site. For a limited time, you can get 25% off Color Finale, the popular and potent plugin that brings professional grading features directly to your FCPX timeline. 

Just in case you missed the Color Finale launch film/sizzle reel, it's definitely worth another look:

The tools inside of Color Finale are many of the same ones that you'd find in higher-end color suites. Not only do you get traditional color tools like 3-way color wheels and RGB curves, but Color Finale also comes with a simple LUT application tool and a powerful six-channel vector grading tool that allows you to make subtle or drastic changes to any one of six primary chrominance values. With the vector tool, it's insanely easy to make your skies more vibrant and blue, change the color of a building, or just sweeten up your skin tones.

Here's a demonstration of how all of these tools work together in the easy-to-use Color Finale interface:

And here's a quick tutorial for how you can use Color Finale to grade an entire sequence from start to finish in less than five minutes:

The major benefit of using Color Finale is that you can get a high-end result without round-tripping to another program. If you're working on tight deadlines, you can save yourself loads of time and energy by doing all of your editing, grading, and finishing directly inside of FCPX.

Color Finale comes in at a reasonable $99, but No Film School readers can get 25% off during NAB by applying the code "nfs25" at checkout. You can also try the plugin risk-free for 7 days (and the footage isn't watermarked or anything silly like that). But you've got to hurry, because the discount code expires on April 23.

So give Color Finale a try, and if you dig it, why not save yourself some cash with the discount code.      

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16 Comments

This is an amazing price for what looks like an amazing product! However and unfortunately I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 and my computer won't support it. Any other products like this (in price as well as quality) that will run on a slower graphics card? I'm not quite in a position to jump up to a newer MBP model.

April 16, 2015 at 3:47PM, Edited April 16, 3:47PM

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Red Giant's Magic Bullet tools are great, and run just fine on my late 2011 MBP whenever I use it. Check out Colorista III and Looks 3. A bit more expensive, but are both great.

April 16, 2015 at 5:14PM

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David S.
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Thanks David! I'll take a look at those. I'm pretty sure that Red Giant is doing a sale at the end of the month (also offering 25% off on the 28th) to make those a little more affordable. I appreciate your reply!

April 18, 2015 at 7:32PM

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It's a solid tool. Quickly becoming my go to for color.

April 16, 2015 at 3:54PM

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Braden Storrs
Post Production Manager, Photographer
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Does it have gang curves?

April 16, 2015 at 4:33PM

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Daniel Reed
Hat Collector
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There are:
Luminence, Red, Green, and Blue Curves
Lift, Gamma, and Gain Primary Color Wheels (as you can see in the video screenshot above)
A LUT and color space panel
And a 6 Vector HSL Tool - Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Plus mix controls.

April 16, 2015 at 4:49PM

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Braden Storrs
Post Production Manager, Photographer
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NAB30 gets you a 30% discount.

April 16, 2015 at 5:05PM

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Mark Relf
Director, Editor
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no it does not work....Mark.

April 16, 2015 at 7:02PM

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My mistake! Its nab015

April 16, 2015 at 7:17PM, Edited April 16, 7:17PM

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Mark Relf
Director, Editor
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So only 15% then eheh :D

April 17, 2015 at 8:25AM, Edited April 17, 8:25AM

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"NAB2015"! (I'll learn to type one day)

April 17, 2015 at 12:05PM

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Mark Relf
Director, Editor
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Great tool been grading Blackmagic and Red footage on it for about a month now and have to say am completely sold. Only use the color board in FCPX for power windows now. Hoping they add some tracking tools in the future haha.

April 16, 2015 at 7:47PM

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Charles C.
Editor/ Director/ Director of Photography/ Wannabe Thinker
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He said tracking masks are coming when I asked.

April 17, 2015 at 10:10PM

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Braden Storrs
Post Production Manager, Photographer
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In the demonstration video (the 2nd one) notice the back of the mans shirt at 4:10. The problem with a look liker this is that without power windows its difficult to remove this sort of random color reflection. I think its a great tool but I will wait till it has some windowing ability. Still, its way better that the native tools in FCPX but with Davinchi being free, well, thats just hard to beat!

April 17, 2015 at 12:26AM, Edited April 17, 12:26AM

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Adam Levins
Director
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I wanted to try Color Finale for some time now, but the "Try Now" button is broken since its launch. Always just shows an empty white box in every browser I've tried

April 17, 2015 at 3:08AM, Edited April 17, 3:08AM

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Paul-Louis Pietz Pröve
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Is there anything like the 6 Vector thing in the Adobe Suite or Resolve?

April 17, 2015 at 9:15PM

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J Robbins
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I'm sure Resolve has something. This tool was modeled after resolves. For adobe only Lightroom/ACR have the vector tools and just for photos really.

April 17, 2015 at 10:11PM

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Braden Storrs
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