Nattress, who create special effects filters for Apple’s Final Cut Pro 3 and 4, recently updated their Film Effects and Filter Set plug-ins with new features.
Film Effects 1.2 adds Film Flash filter and translation, among other new features. It’s a US$100 package that makes digital video look like film, either in NTSC or PAL mode. You can turn your clips black and white, bleach out the color, lay sepia tones over them, create the impression that they’re running through an old projector, evoke the distinctive look of old silent films, and more.
Filter Set 1 v1.3 adds a new dither mode to G levels and G Super, the ability to target noise reduction with a certain color or range of colors, a rewritten noise reduction plug-in, and more. It’s a $30 collection of such filters as: G Lines, which allows you to create onscreen travel maps reminiscent of the ones seen in the Indiana Jones movies; G Dissolve, which offers film-like dissolves; G Nice, a de-interlacer and VD chroma interpolator; and more.
Both Film Effects 1.2 and Filter Set 1 v1.3 are available now for purchase from the Nattress Web site.