Hot off the heels of their lo-fi photography plugin Carousel, CrumplePop has released their second set of FCPX plugins in partnership with Red Giant. Called Retrograde the pack gives that 8 & 16 mm look to to video. They have also very kindly given us five copies to give away.
New today is a a pack of plugins that aims to accurately reproduce the look of vintage 8 and 16mm film stocks in Final Cut Pro X.
Called Retrograde and priced at $49, this is the second joint venture with Red Giant. CrumplePop actually shot and then scanned their own 8 and 16mm footage to give the plugins a truly authentic look. Generating the style electronically with filters just didn't get the right look.
"By creating scans of old, commonly used film stocks, we were able to capture the actual grain patterns, color profiles, and exposure flaws in old Kodak and Fuji film. When you apply Retrograde to your clip in Final Cut Pro X, what you are seeing is actual film texture – a look that is impossible to create from scratch digitally. The robotic-looking contrast and color space of digital video disappears, and the milky, faded, and bizarrely punchy look of old 8mm and 16mm film emerges. After dragging and dropping and making a few adjustments, you might do a double take as your footage is transformed into something that belongs to another era."
CrumplePop have also produced a short video on how Retrograde was made.
To win one of five copies of Retrograde each worth $49, all you have to do is perform one of the actions in the competition box below. Likes directly on this page won't count! You can also enter multiple times which means if you follow and like both CrumplePop and FCP.co you can actually have four shots at winning.
Winners will be picked at random on Monday from all the entries from now until Sunday night. Just remember to use the competition box. Good luck!