There were a great plugin for fcpx called Tonalizer VFX, from the same guys that created RAW shooter essentials, a brilliant piece of software that was bought by Adobe. I read somewhere that they also sold them Tonalizer. The problem is that after fcpx 10.1, the version of Tonalizer that I has is not working anymore and these guys have dissapeared from earth.
I loved the shadow/highligths capabilities of the plugin, similar to the Lightroom ones.
I cannot find anything with that quality. I've tested HyColour Pro and Crumple Pop plugins (which I like for other uses) but I don't like the results, specially with highlights recovery.
Any advice appreciated.
not sure why your version of Tonalizer does not work in 10.1, because I have it working on 10.1 with OSX 10.9.2, just used it today exactly for the same functionality : Highlights recovery.
It is sad that the Irudis team could not stay in business with this plugin, definitely one of the best I have lying around. For your info they are now involved with live picture enhancement with a product called LiveScene. Check them out
I'm having a problem with Tonalizer using 4k clips. As long as I'm working with proxies everything is fine with tonalizer, but I cannot work with original material, neither in a 4k timeline nor in a 1080p timeline. I get a render failure notice.
I checked: tonalizer works with hdv footage.
Well, not sure if Resolve can handle highlights recovery as Tonalizer, but I was looking for a plugin solution rather than a new software. I've tried Resolve and it has a learning curve. For sure it is worth it, but at this moment I cannot spend time learning it and I prefer to go for a plugin solution. In fact, I can use photoshop for highlights recovery, and since i'm photographer and very familiar with it. But the extra step needed is what I was trying to avoid. I've tried Magic bullet Looks but cannot get the same results.
Not sure what version of Tonalizer I have, but mine is not working in any footage (hdv either). And with no longer support fot 2k or 4k it's not the solution I'm looking for.
I'll take a look at Hawaiki. Tks for the advice.
Three years have gone since fcpx appeared, but I still find that color correction is one of the most disregarded areas of the software. Media managment for example, which was another concern, was really improved and now is a joy to work with fcpx.