Welcome to the Solace of Simple Solutions!

Here our impatience and annoyance with the shortcomings of our favorite post-production tools is transformed into actual solutions.

Right now, a few plugins are already available for download. If you have suggestions for other products, place them on the future ideas page.

Feathered Crop Power Window Pure Contrast
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Simple Mask Temperature Vignette
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pev05_fi PEV05a – Ben Gill’s New Tutorial
Ben Gill, whom I interviewed some time ago about Performance Enhancing Visual Effects, has since published another tutorial, showcasing his other projects and additional techniques. In case you have not yet seen it, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9neN3i__pGY
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48f-fi 48 Hours with Resolve and Fusion
Disclaimer: Blackmagic Design was kind enough to supply me with a full version of Fusion Studio to check out the latest features. It most certainly influenced this article, but I believe you will find it interesting regardless. While taking part in 48 Hour Film Project I did have an opportunity…
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IBC 2016 IBC 2016 – Meeting Old Friends, Making New
September, Amsterdam, and IBC hold a very dear place in my heart. Even though my daily job now is software development, I decided not to skip the event this year. I did limit my attendance to just Saturday and Sunday though. Even before I went to the show floor, I…
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music-fi Editing Non-scripted Projects: Music Video
Even though I’ve edited a lot of trailers and commercials, where music played an important part, I had never had an opportunity of working on an actual music video. Thanks to a fortunate coincidence, I was recently contacted by a young singer, Oktawia Kawęcka, who had just recorded a cover…
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Creating Thumbnails Has Never Been Easier
One of the byproducts of my work on THAT Studio Panel extension for Premiere Pro and After Effects has been an After Effects script that would generate a massive amount of thumbnails for video files. The initial idea to use it to prepare Panel assets did get scrubbed along the…
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PEVs 01 PEV01 – An Introduction to Performance Enhancing Visual Effects
The term “Performance Enhancing Visual Effects” (PEVs) or “Performance Based Visual Effects” was coined by Alan E. Bell, the editor of (500) Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man”, and most recently The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and two parts of Mockingjay. It encompasses all manipulations of the source material aimed…
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resolve-editing-feature Resolve 12 Editing Experience
Full disclosure: I was offered a full version of Resolve Studio from Blackmagic Design in exchange for this review with no other strings attached. While this perk might have influenced my opinion about the company and the product, it’s no secret that I have liked Resolve for a long time,…
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ibc2015-feature IBC 2015 Highlights
Visiting the city of Amsterdam and attending the largest broadcast and film-related trade show in Europe somehow became for me my personal New Year. The fact that it coincides with the end of the holidays certainly helps in this regard. This year’s IBC seemed a bit smaller than the previous…
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feature-convergence-iii The Inevitable Convergence III – The NLE/Grading Edition
With the introduction of Resolve 12, suddenly the race towards a unified NLE/Grading tool become very interesting. It’s hard to argue, that colour correction and grading became an integral part of post-production workflow. It’s also seemingly one of the low-hanging fruits, as opposed to visual effects and audio. Let’s see…
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