During NAB 2019, FilmConvert announced Nitrate, but for months, we had no idea when we were going to be able to take it for a spin. However, the company has just announced that it is coming soon.
We, at No Film School have made it no secret how much we love to use FilmConvert, so an entirely new version is exciting news.
To celebrate the pending release of Nitrate, FilmConvert is running a 20% off sale on all their software. And although Nitrate will be a paid upgrade, all FilmConvert licenses that are purchased now through the sale, with the exception of the FilmConvert Bundle and the Photoshop plugin, will be eligible for a free update to Nitrate.
What is Nitrate?
In case you're not familiar, FilmConvert takes the color information of specific cameras and uses that to determine how a specific film stock could best be represented using that sensor. Many people use it as a first pass on digital footage in post-production to give footage a filmic look. It supports a wide array of camera profiles and film stocks, making it an indie filmmaker favorite.
Let's dig into some of the new features that are coming:
Cineon Log Film Emulation: FilmConvert added Cineon Log versions of their original film stock emulations. This will allow you to adjust things like saturation and contrast while maintaining the authentic film stock colors.
- Custom Curves: It contains full custom curve controls now for each of the FilmConvert film stocks. This will allow you to have more control over the look you're creating.
- Log Imaging Pipeline: Nitrate now uses a full Log image processing pipeline, helping you to keep the full dynamic range of your footage.
- Advanced Film Grain Controls: Grain can be adjusted independently in the highlight, mid-tones, and shadows.
Nitrate will give more control over how you use grain in your footage
It will be available for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, and OFX (DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Magix Vegas, and more), but the initial release will first support Premiere and After Effects (Mac and Windows), with other platforms being released on a rolling basis throughout 2019.
Nitrate is an entirely new version and will require a paid upgrade for current FilmConvert users.
If you're worried that your old version of FilmConvert will become obsolete after the release fo Nitrate, don't. The company says that projects that use the old version will work fine.
We can't wait to get out hands on Nitrate and see how well the Log processing pipeline works on various types of footage. Keep watching for what we discover and leave links in the comments to work you've done using FilmConvert.