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Scanner Darkly preset [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 16th Nov 2006, 1:39am

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Zero767

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Hey, i was wondering if anyone could post some footage with the scanner darkly grading preset over it. If so, that would be great. I can't as I dont have composite lab pro. Thanks.
Posted: Thu, 16th Nov 2006, 6:27am

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Axeman

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Are you just curious as to what it looks like?
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 2:47am

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Zero767

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Yea, this is the effect i have been wanting. If it looks nice I will probably upgrade.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 12:42pm

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Jazzmanian

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Rating: +5

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.

Cheers.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 6:08pm

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Garrison

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Nice Job Jazz. Never used the preset either, but nice to see it in action....

+1 for the assist.
Posted: Fri, 17th Nov 2006, 6:32pm

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Zero767

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Thanks! I really appreciate the help, and i love the outcome. Now I just gotta get the $70. Again, thank you so much! biggrin
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 3:20pm

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Oily

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Glad you liked the preset, its close to the film, but it's not perfect.

Thanks for showing off the preset Jazzmanian +1 wink