By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)
With live streaming video now being able to focus on high dynamic range in 4K, the need for more accurate color grading is paramount. There are plenty of apps out there to get your feet wet in balancing your color on the fly with live video streaming, but if you’re just starting out, MacVideo Promo has a great deal for you for FirePlay Live. And by good, I mean 90% off good.
FirePlay Live is a high quality on-set live grading tool for digital TV and cinema professionals. With FirePlay Live, you can see your decisions on a professional monitoring setup. Send your color grading settings to an external LUT box and watch a real-time preview on a calibrated monitor. Use FirePlay Live to see live grading previews and export your CDLs and LUTs for use in post. – MacVideo Promo
Fireplay Live is a great on set live grading tool, that enables users to adjust for color, dynamic range, and lighting balancing as the need arises. It can be driven by a laptop, Tangent devices and control panels such as The Ripple, Wave or Elements, and Blackmagic’s video I/PO devices for capturing still frames from live signals via HD-SDI. Other devices supported include LUT boxes including FSI BoxIO, Teradek’s COLR & COLR Duo, Fuji IS-mini, TCube VT3 Fig, and Offhollywood OMOD to cameras and monitors such as the Panasonic Varicam, the FSI DM monitors, or the Canon DP-V series.
Support for many of the popular 4k RAW formats include Arri ARRIRAW, REDCODE Raw, RED Epic, Apple ProRes, DPX, OpenEXR, Canon XF-AVC, Panasonic MXF, and you can even combine different formats and resolutions into a single live sequence.
Then, in post production, users can export their grading decisions from real time into a FireFly FFCG file, so that archival color grading can be done to create an identical look of the live video stream.
The Fireplay Live Annual subscription is regularly $499, but users can get try out their first year of the color grading suite for $49 by clicking here.
Meanwhile, MacVideo Promo is also offering a 50% off sale on the Magic Sharp Premium Filter for Boris Continuum, the image sharpening and enhancement plug-in that promises users that they’ll never have to use unsharp masking again.
Through Magic Sharp, users can:
- Produce superior images using the proprietary BorisFX advanced algorithm when compared to any host application’s native sharpening tools
- Gain ultimate control over sharpness level with 4 convenient aperture sizes
- Suppress noise and heavy compression while maintaining contrast
- Increase clarity in the finest details like hair and skin pores
- Quickly isolate specific areas with Mocha’s built-in tracking & masking tools
- Work more easily across teams: Custom sharpen settings can be saved and shared between Adobe, Avid, Resolve, FCP X & more
Magic Sharp supports a wide range of platforms including Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCP X (Motion 5), and OFX hosts, including Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, The Foundry’s NUKE, and Magix VEGAS Pro.
Cost is just $49.50 at MacVideo Promo’s site here.