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Nice topic... You really think the preset would have been accepted by the FXhome team if it was just pure black...? It looks pure black when comparing to the "before" image, it could also be the monitor you're using... It looks more black on some monitors than others.. Try to apply the filter to a random shot, and play it fullscreen...you'd be surpriced. It's very dark, yes, but when you use it for example fullscreen in a dark room, it really looks like night, and gives a very catching feel. You should try it out...
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If you still find this to be too dark for your purposes, you are not bound to using the preset as it is. The work of creating the preset has been done, yes, but you are still free to follow your own creative intuitions, and change or add a few attributes until you are completely satisfied with the result, and I am sure Oeyvind would understand. Try changing the "Lightness HLS" attribute to 0.93, and see if it is more to your liking.
Oeyvind wrote:Try to apply the filter to a random shot, and play it fullscreen...you'd be surpriced. It's very dark, yes, but when you use it for example fullscreen in a dark room, it really looks like night...
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Ah yes, you are correct, thank you for pointing that out. Being in the rush that I have been in recently, I over looked the fact that all of the grading options default to a value which does in fact affect the footage when first applied. I looked at the zero value and assumed it was not changed, silly me. In that case, Oeyvind, don't worry about a thing. We all have our moments of insularity.
shogun wrote:the default saturation value is actually 1, so having it at 1 would mean the grade has no effect. Having it set at 0 means the image has been desaturated.
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Totally OK, don't worry about a thing. I understand it looks dumb when looking at the "before" \ "after" stuff, it maybe looks black...
shogun wrote:I've tried it on a few clips now and I think it is a good filter. I posted this topic without trying it first and I apologise, I was just kidding around.