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Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 11:26pm

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In the movie Saving Private Ryan. When they areattacking Omaha beach the picture seams gray to me. I was wondering if alamdv2 can do that kind of effects?
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 11:41pm

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Thats called colour grading - its what Digigrade does. AlamDV is for putting special *effects* on film, what you're looking at is more of a "style" than an effect.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 1:13am

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what was down in Saving ryans privates was something called color saturation, spielberg has 60% of the color removed to give it a warish feel, they also did this on the show band of brothers. I use a program called Magic Bullet that can do most of these rather painlessly as well as slow your film down etc.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 1:29am

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xbreaka wrote:

I use a program called Magic Bullet that can do most of these rather painlessly as well as slow your film down etc.
Hmm Magic Bullet is *slightly* too expensive... I mean, only 999$, plus the price of AE...

Digigrade will be your best bet, just have to wait a little, but you'll save 1900$ biggrin
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 2:09am

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what is digigrade? I've never heard of it. IS ther a demo? IS it expensive?
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 2:11am

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Well CSB is making it, and it's meant to come out some time soonish. It'll do Color Grading, which is modifying the color of a clip to your liking.

It'll be 59.99 UKP (or 111.224 USD).
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 2:36am

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i bought the magic bullet version as a plugin for vegas it was only about 400 ish
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 4:16pm

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Dollars or Pounds?
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 9:09pm

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dollars
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 3:50am

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sniper3

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thanks. What other programs can do color grading. Can Adobe do it.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 12:53pm

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well chromy can do some and so can after effects but youll get best results using a Grading Program
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 2:58pm

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sniper3 wrote:

In the movie Saving Private Ryan. When they areattacking Omaha beach the picture seams gray to me. I was wondering if alamdv2 can do that kind of effects?
The effect is called "bleach bypass" and its achieved by developing the film in a peculiar way. The same thing was done in the latest Harry Potter movie and to an eye-aching degree in "Star Trek: Nemesis".

Search around; I remember seeing some tutorials on how to get a similar look from DV in various NLEs.

UPDATE: Here's one:

http://www.dvformat.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=25010
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 10:34pm

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Yeah I got magic bullet with vegas 5 too and it has specific looks such as war look and you can actually upgrade that plugin version for 200 and get over 50 looks
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 11:03pm

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sniper3 wrote:

thanks. What other programs can do color grading. Can Adobe do it.
Adobe what? Acrobat? PhotoShop? Premiere? After Effects? You gave a company name.
Posted: Sun, 9th Jan 2005, 7:57pm

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Why did I get marked down for this? I am just wondering, because I was definately trying to help him. IF he told me Adobe AE, I ould have said yes, and told him how. Same for Premiere.