Best Plugins for B&W Conversion - Final Cut Pro
Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:09 PM
Can anybody guide me in the right direction as were to start from image acquisition to final release. I know there are many plugins for digital b&w still photography, but I have not been so lucky to find a b&w plugin for Final Cut.
With Canon EOS cameras, the shooter can actually set the camera up for B&W and even use B&W filters. I'm not sure this is doable with the RED ONE.
Research, on my part, is needed. I have time.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:15 AM
There is Red Giant "Looks" as an FCP plugin, tho I haven't used it.
I do conversions to B&W in Shake which can offer a great degree of control & finesse but that will not be fast.
With DSLR's selecting a B&W mode means the camera is doing the conversion for you, (or in RAW mode is using that model of conversion as a picture control setting) based on a kind of typical weighting of converting RGB values; it can look OK but you have far more control if you DIY.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:42 AM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:53 AM
Would there be any benefits with shooting with b&w colored filters in RED RAW then converting with COLOR?
No just the opposite IMO. In a sense the more differentiated color values you have the more greyscale values you can map them to.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:56 AM