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#1 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:18 AM

Does anyone make an easy to use color grading software for adjusting contrast, increase blacks and color corrects red faded film?
 
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#2 Bob Speziale

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:44 AM

Premiere Pro does everything you could want. There's lots of youtube videos that explain every function you might want to use.


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

I was looking for something I could buy, below $75. 


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#4 David Hessel

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:20 PM

If you don't need 4K why not Blackmagic Resolve, its professional grading software with a full editor, audio editor and even compositing. They have a free version, even for commercial use, and the only restrictions are HD output and noise reduction features are disabled if I recall correctly.


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#5 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:29 PM

the only restrictions are HD output and noise reduction features are disabled if I recall correctly.


Actually free resolve will do UHD no problem. The only other limitations are NR and Blur tools.

But I get the problem... it's not easy to use for the recently initiated. It also requires one heck of a GPU to work well.
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#6 David Hessel

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:39 PM

It has a learning curve for sure but its not that much if you just want to do a quick edit and color correction. I don't work with 4K only HD, I have a GeForce 680 gtx and never had any issues at all, $130 card now days.

 

Thanks for the correction about UHD in free Resolve, I was not aware of that.


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 08:07 PM

DAVINCI RESOLVE LITE


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#8 David Hessel

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 08:09 PM

Seconded but it is no longer called light, just Davinci Resolve, the paid version is now call Davinci Resolve Studio.
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 02:27 AM

It has a learning curve for sure but its not that much if you just want to do a quick edit and color correction. I don't work with 4K only HD, I have a GeForce 680 gtx and never had any issues at all, $130 card now days.
 
Thanks for the correction about UHD in free Resolve, I was not aware of that.


I had a GTX680 first with 2gb of video memory and it would run out of memory on UHD projects, with 1080p it only glitched on occasion.

The big problem are computers that don't allow GPU upgrades, basically anything mac made since 2012 and any laptop from any company. So many people use laptops these days, it's difficult to make them work with resolve.

FYI, my GTX980 4gb BARELY scrapes by with UHD work.
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:37 AM

If you don't need 4K why not Blackmagic Resolve, its professional grading software with a full editor, audio editor and even compositing. They have a free version, even for commercial use, and the only restrictions are HD output and noise reduction features are disabled if I recall correctly.

 

Most I'd be doing is 2K...unless lotto cooperates.

 

Never heard of Davinci Resolve Light, did hear about Davinci Resolve. Someone had a pirated version on ebay for $299. (don't know if really pirated on not, but possible.)

 

Will look into both recommendations.

 

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#11 David Hessel

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:09 PM

There used to be Davinci Resolve and Davinci Resolve lite where lite was the free version. Now it's Davinci Resolve Studio which is the paid version and Davinci Resolve which is free. You can just download it directly from their website and use it legitimately for whatever.
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