updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed August 7, 2013
Primary color grading tool improves color correction ability
Hawaiki Color has released its plugin software for Final Cut Pro X. Created by Noise Industries, the color grading tool offers three color wheels, and four sets of sliders that adjust the temperature, exposure, saturation and basic controls (such as hue and sharpness). Detailed parameters for a selected category are available to make minute changes, and scopes visually demonstrate color intensity levels for accurate adjustment. Hawaiki Color is available online for $50, with a free trial available through FxFactory.
SkinTone for Final Cut Pro on sale
Until August 8, SkinTone for Final Cut Pro X is available for $40 at Crumplepop. Regularly priced at $75, SkinTone allows users to quickly restore natural skin tones in video subjects. The shot can be corrected specifically for different light sources, such as tungsten, daylight, fluorescent, to accommodate varying color temperatures that exist within the footage. Based on two main control settings (Temperature and Tint), SkinTone focuses on these attributes, intending to simplify skin tone correction more than other editing platforms of comparable performance.