View Full Version : Discreet Lustre ....NEED HELP
3rd August 2005, 06:35
i am currently working on a video for a few friends (musical) the budget is kindda small so i can't get hd cameras... how can i correct video color during post production...can plugins do that for me? i use Adobe premier pro. or do i have to use another software to do that, maybe to give me a film quality.
can anyone help......
how can i get Discreet Lustre or any other grading software
3rd August 2005, 13:42
Well, Lustre's well into six figures in price...
You could look into Colorfinesse by Synthetic Aperature www.synthetic-ap.com It's a plugin for Premiere Pro that allows primary and secondary correction. I'm still waiting for version 2 before I commit.
If you were on a mac there's Silicon Color's FinalTouch...
3rd August 2005, 15:22
premiere pro has a fairly basic colour corrector built in. I feel the Final Cut Pro colour corrector to be better, but that is a very biased mac user's opinion. :-D
Yes, Discreet Lustre will run you in the neighborhood of $225,000 for a base system. You can get essentially the same control using Smoke on Linux for about $70,000.
3rd August 2005, 15:26
And as one of the people at Da Vinci put it, "There is no such thing as cheap color grading..."
Although, the Colorfinesse seems to fit the bill OK. In other compositing apps you can get secondary color correction using keyers as masks feeding into color correction nodes.
3rd August 2005, 15:30
There's a reason Da Vinci's and Lustres cost so much... Colour grading is an art. Just as editing and visual effects are.
A decent middle-ground is Combustion. It's colour corrector settings can be passed directly into smoke or flame for your online edit and final composites.
Sounds to me like you are using Premiere Pro with DV footage for a completely online edit? DV is probably the worst thing to colour grade in my experience. Even when captured from a DSR1500A over SDI into smoke, it still doesn't hold up very well to any sort of extreme grades.
Try and aquire an SDX900 and shoot DVCPRO50. the 4:2:2 colorspace will do wonders for your colour grade.
3rd August 2005, 21:04
Thre is this solution for windows.
Serious Magic Ultra 2. It only costs $495.
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