EPICOLOR is fundamentally different from any other technology used for video color-correction
Even the best cameras in the world only record the incoming light and "see" color-shifts in a scene that would be imperceptible to the naked eye if observed in person
From Lemke Software, the makers of GraphicConverter
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EPICOLOR - Revolutionary Automatic Color Correction Plugin for FCP X and DaVinci Resolve
it makes your footage look completely natural, just the way you would expect to see it
REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
The algorithm analyzes three frames for every single frame and then calculates a correction. In addition and unlike most other software, it uses tetrahedral interpolation for highest possible precision
EPICOLOR Auto is completely automatic basic color correction, ideal for TV documentations or any kind of footage that needs to look as natural as possible, with no effort at all
EPICOLOR is artificial intelligence and in most cases outperforms the results of the best professional colorists
What EPICOLOR Users are saying
EPICOLOR is officially recommended by Apple
"EPICOLOR is different. It is using an innovative perception based approach. This surprisingly capable tool will let your colors look fresh, natural and vivid. It is not only useful for documentary shooters but professional colorists can benefit as well. Even if no color charts were shot, this tool will quickly get you to a neutral look as your starting point."
Prof. Uli Plank, Director of Institute for Media Research, Braunschweig University of Art
"EPICOLOR has everything to greatly reduce the effort of color-correction for ambitious video-producers. It produces reliable improvements.
It means far less work than manual correction“.
Mac & I magazine test review
"I have to say that there is something miraculous about EPICOLOR. I am very much concerned with the topic of beauty and color. The overall aesthetic resulting from EPICOLOR is more satisfying to my eyes than any other software filter, plugin, or even film stock. I read about your attempt to replicate how the human eye perceives color, and I believe that that's precisely what you've achieved with EPICOLOR. All hyperbole aside - the results are truly exalted.
What you have achieved with EPICOLOR is simply beautiful and of truly lasting quality“.
Jesse Waugh (New York artist)
"I use EPICOLOR as an automatic primary color correction for my work on a daily basis. I think TV Producers with no time for color adjustment and nature filmmaker will love this truly wonderful plugIn."
Shahin Shokoui, Director and Editor
"I just made a new project which would have taken hours with color-correction, in just a few minutes. A real help for every professional who wants to just quickly get to a perfect result. Congratulations."
Hans Bauman (cliptouch.at)
"I tried it out on a 8mm film transfer from 1980 where the color varied from shot to shot and I was amazed by the results. To think that I spent days adjusting each shot by hand. Just one drag and drop and EPICOLOR did a better job than I managed with no further adjustment. I’m converted."
"Before we brought the EPICOLOR plugin into our workflow, getting that “natural and pure” look was a tedious endeavor. Now I can say that a quick and precise color foundation is achievable through EPICOLOR."
Austin L. Wiggins (Hindlight media owner)
"This tool allows me to get great results very quickly and dazzle viewers! There is no time to mess around with complicated sofware and do everything manually. EPICOLOR is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Thanks folks for this invention, it helps a lot."
SkyFilms.asia, aerial video production services in Asia
"I had this crazy clip I took in Jeju, a small island off the coast of Korea. It looked absolutely horrible at first and I almost deleted it.
I added EPICOLOR and it went from night to day!“ Noel Thomas (Majestic Flights) Read full user story here
The user interface is simple and straightforward
EPICOLOR is based on an algorithm called Xe8472® which simulates the human brain visual system, the so-called Color Constancy. It automatically corrects professional video to make it look natural and realistic without tedious manual correction
This technology is a first of it's kind and is the result of 15 years of research and development
EPICOLOR in addition has manual control and is the simplest and most intuitive way to make your film look just like you imagine (Secondary color correction and perfect matching)
This film shows how EPICOLOR can restore even historic footage: It was automatically processed using just one single preset without any cuts.
Many thanks to Konstantin von zur Mühlen from Chronos Media GmbH for providing a scan of this famous original footage of Berlin in 1945
EPICOLOR 5.0 now includes another new technology:
Many modern video cameras, even smartphones like the iPhone record "Extended Range Video“, outside of the broadcast standard 0-100 IRE, also known as "Full Range“ or "Studio Levels“. Sometimes called superwhites and sub-blacks.
Even if outside of the recognized TV standard, these recordings contain very useful additional visual information.
Those values need to be gently brought back into the broadcast range without compromising the brightness or over-all impression. This strongly depends on the content that's beeing recorded which sometimes can change very rapidly.
This is a well known problem among color grading professionals. It needs to be done shot by shot manually by skilled professional colorists and this is a very costly and time-consuming process.
Under tight schedules and money constraints the typical practice until today is to just cut off at 0 and 100 IRE, which leads to unpleasant visual artifacts in the highlights and the areas around black.
Our method is an intelligent adaptive algorithm that analyses every single frame, conforms the footage to broadcast standard while improving visual quality. We simply call it „superwhite“ and it will soon be available as a seperate plug-in for anyone who does not use EPICOLOR.
AUTOMATIC COLOR CONSTANCY
Automatic Color:Default is 100. Only change for special effects Automatic Contrast:
Default is 50 for standard video (Rec.709 ),and 85 for flat (LOG or RAW)Change this for LOGs from cameras where 85 is not optimal and save as preset for later use
MANUAL COLOR CORRECTION
Changes the color saturationColor Mood:
Produces a specific color mood for dramatic effectsThis is accomplished with high-definition non-lineargradation curves which are seemlessly blendedColor Mood Intensity:
Changes the intensity of the color mood. Default is zeroThis should be changed first to see any effectBrightness:
Manually changes brightness (non-linear gradation curve)
Manually adds contrast in addition to the automatic correction(S-shaped gradation curve)Presets:
There are built-in presets for standard video (Rec.709) and flat (LOG or RAW). You can create and save your own preset-files
Pick a color in the frame to be changed with the eyedropper tool or use the color-wheelHue Shift:
Shifts the hue of the color towards the neighboring colorsChroma:
Changes chroma/saturation of the colorLuminance:
Changes luminance/brightness of the specific colorDesaturate Rest:
Reduces the saturation of every other color in the frameColor Range:
Defines the range of the color. This is done with a sophistaced method to ensure very well-defined and smooth transitionsAdd:
Adds the current selective color correction, repeat for any additional correctionsReset:
Only resets the current correctionUndo:
Completely deletes all selective color corrections
Post Production LUT:
Adds an external color-look-up-table (LUT) to give your film a special Look. Benjamin from luts.iwltbap.com made 5 LUTs exclusively for EPICOLOR, inspired by famous hollywood blockbuster. You can add your own LUT-files in .cube format(Only use LUTs made for Rec.709)LUT Intensity:
Changes the intensity of the LUT
FxFactory Tutorial for EPICOLOR
Automatic Color Constancy:
the artificial intelligence simulates the human brain visual system and automatically corrects professional video to look natural and realistic
Manual Color Correction:achieve a specific color mood by adding manual corrections
Post Production LUT: add an external color-look-up-table (LUT) to give your film a special look
Superwhites:the new intelligent adaptive algorithm analyses every single frame, conforms the footage to broadcast standard while improving visual quality