Ok, I never used this preset before so this was a good excuse for me to play and hopefully it will help you out with your decision. The film clip I used was shot with a Panasonic PV GS-300 with no lens attachments, etc. It's just a short (ten second) external establishing shot taken outisde of a grocery market using only ambient daylight on a fairly overcast day, so don't expect anything spectacular. I ran the test using the composit and made a short movie out of the untouched film, followed by a single layer with the first half of the preset, then a single layer with the second half of the preset and finally the clip with the entire preset applied to both layers with the top layer's composite mode set to Overlay.
I compressed this down a lot into a small (5mb) .WMV file for your ease of downloading. If you would rather see the much larger, original >AVI files of each, PM me and I suppose I can temporarily upload them for you, but hopefully this clip will give you the idea.Here's the movie clip
. (I added in my new production company clip at the front and the FXhome credit clip at the end... sorry.)
Here are some still shots. First a shot from the original, untouched footage:
Next, the same shot with the first half of the preset applied:
Next up, the same shot with the second half of the preset applied:
And the final effect:
Hope the helps you with your decision. Good luck if you upgrade to CLab Pro. It's really worth it! If you want any of that material in a different format, as I said, let me know and I'll see if I can't upload something else for you.