ASC-CDL Toolkit for Final Cut Pro
This is a Final Cut Pro/Motion filter plugin, to allow you to apply ASC-CDL color corrections to your project. Compatible with the ASC-CDL v1.2 XML specification, you can load corrections created on a wide range of devices and packages.
"Slope, Offset and Power" RGB values as well as the ASC-CDL v1.2 "Saturation" value. Not only can you import the XML file, but you can alter these values by hand.
- A Blue Bar will be through the image when the 7 day demo mode has expired.
- To use the software properly, a license has to be purchased
- With a license, the time limit will be removed and all of the imagery will be
The ASC CDL: What is it?
To Paraphrase the ASC-CDL v1.2 documentation for developers: The American Society of Cinematographers Color Decision List (ASC CDL) is intended to help share and maintain the cinematographer's look through the production process - the communication part of a very basic form of look management. The ASC CDL allows basic primary color corrections to be interchanged between equipment and software from different manufacturers at different facilities.
In a nutshell, this is a "Short-hand" to allow DPs to communicate what they want the specific shot to look like, color-wise. This Short-Hand only works, if everyone has agreed as to how to use these ASC-CDL files.
CDL File Support
The ASC-CDL filter is designed to load ".ccc" XML files. These files can be generated from
a wide selection of cameras, recording equipment or software packages. You can use these files as a starting point for your projects. Or if you prefer, you can leave the settings as they are. Once loaded, you can then choose from a list of Color Corrections that are stored inside the ASC-CDL file. Should you wish to use the selected color correction as a starting point, you can switch back to the "User Values." The values loaded from the ASC-CDL file will be used as a default.
ASC CDL User Adjustable Controls
The user adjustable controls in the filter allow you to change the Slope, Offset and Power of each of the Red, Green and Blue channels individually. A saturation control is also provided to adjust the overall saturation of the image. These controls use the mathematics specified by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee. As soon as the sliders are adjusted, the image will start to change. You can adjust the Slope, Offset and Power for each Red, Green and Blue color channel. Saturation is applied to all three color channels. As a result, there is only one slider for this color operation.
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