We were so impressed by the demo we had on the Monday with Technicolor's Color Assist plugin for FCPX, we had to go back and film it! Some very clever colour correction going on.
After Monday's demo, we had numerous conversations with other editors and colourists about Color Assist and all of them showed great interest in the newly updated plugin.
We reported on the availability of Color Assist on FCPX, but nothing beats a good demo and we walked al the way to the back of the hall where Technicolor very kindly ran us through how it works again.
from Monday's article:
'From their past pedigree, it's fairly obvious to anybody in the business that they know about colour and the plugin is based on their award-winning DP Lights™ System. We particularly like the curves adjustment as this is one feature editors have been begging Apple to put into FCPX. The curves are also essential to get Log footage displaying correctly.
We got a one to one demo on the show floor this afternoon, which we would have brought to you on video if a connector in our DSLR hadn't of cracked and made the recording of audio useless. The plugin really warrants a good look as there are features that aren't immediately visible. A good example is that the viewer and all the thumbnail looks update in real time, another one is the cross platform recognition of grades on clips.
Let's just explain that a bit more. As the plugin loads the whole clip into the GUI, up to 9 grades can be stored in the plugin which then give you 9 choices back in FCPX. If you then use the clip in Adobe Premiere, once the plugin is applied, those 9 grades will instantly become available to use.'