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Exposure Warm/Cool Renoiser Neg Bleach Bypass Film Negative Contrast Color Contrast
Black & White 2-strip Process Shutter Streak LUT Curves Shoulder




The Exposure tool modifies the amount of light passed to the next Tool. The light value is calibrated in stops like a camera exposure control and can be adjusted by up to plus or minus 16 stops.

Stops: With a 1.0 gamma, each positive stop doubles the amount of light, each negative stop halves it.

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The Warm/Cool tool creates a color temperature offset, making the image warmer (more orange) or cooler (more blue). There is an additional Tint bias adjustment to move the color towards green or red.

Warm/Cool: Offsets color temperature (left and right on the color map).

Tint: Offsets the color toward red or green (up and down on the color map).

Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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The Renoiser tool adds film-like noise or grain to add texture to your image.

Sharpen: Sharpens your image before noise is applied to your image.

Sharpen Edges Only: Performs sharpening that is isolated to regions of your image where this is a sharp contrast between light and dark color values.

Grain Amount: This control sets how much grain is applied to the image. This control has a wide range  of 0 - 200%

Size: Controls the size of the grain generated by Grain amount.

Texture: Controls how much your original image influences grain placement, rebuilding your image out of grain.

Log Grain: Controls the color space that the grain is generated in.

Monochrome: Sets whether the grain is colorized or is black and white.

Red Amount: Sets the amount of Grain in the Red channel.

Green Amount: Sets the amount of Grain in the Green channel.

Blue Amount: Sets the amount of Grain in the Blue channel.

Red Size: Sets the size of Grain in the Red channel.

Green Size: Sets the size of Grain in the Green channel.

Blue Size: Sets the size of Grain in the Blue channel.

Highlight: Sets how much Grain appears in the Highlights of your image.

Midtone: Sets how much Grain appears in the Midtones of your image.

Shadow: Sets how much Grain appears in the Shadows of your image.

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Negative Bleach Bypass


The Negative Bleach Bypass tool emulates the look of processing the negative with a skip bleach process. This process is traditionally used to retain silver on the negative and decrease saturation and increase contrast.

Silver Retention: The more silver is retained, the more desaturated and contrasty the look.

Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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Film Negative Tool

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The Film Negative tool emulates the look of the film stocks that would be used inside the camera. To get the best results with Film Negative, we recommend pairing it with the Film Print to complete the photo-chemical process.

Film Stock: The Film Stock dropdown contains 22 Film Stock presets that were created by measuring color information shot on real Negative Stocks..

Color Temperature: The Color Temperature slider adjusts the overall color temperature to warmer or cooler tones(left and right on the color map). Positive/higher values warm the temperature of the image while negative/lower values cool the image.

Tint: The Tint slider shifts all colors of the image between Green and Magenta(up and down on the color map). Positive/higher values move the shift the tint of the image to Magenta while Negative/lower values shifts the tint of the image to Green.

Exposure: Exposure stretches or compresses the Red, Green and Blue channels. Exposure is good for setting the overall brightness of the image. Use the Exposure when you want to add brightness compensation after adjusting the other correction controls.

Contrast: The Contrast slider helps define luminance detail. Positive/higher values add contrast bringing out detail in your image while Negative/lower values remove contrast, flattening your image.

Saturation: The Saturation slider raises or lowers the colorfulness or intensity of color in your footage. Lower values drain color from the image, making it closer to gray scale. Higher values add color intensity and causes your image's color to become more bold.

Vintage/Modern: The Vintage/Modern slider adds stylistic control over your entire image. Positive/higher values adds the look of modern color correction where skin tones are pushed orange and the background is pushed blue, similar to the effect Mojo. Negative/lower values create a flatter, vintage look with warmer shadow tones.

Grain: The Grain slider controls the amount of grain that is generated on top of the image. Positive/higher values add more grain to the footage while Negative/lower values reduce the amount of grain. To remove all grain added by Magic Bullet Film, reduce the Grain setting to 0%.

Strength: The Strength slider is a refinement control that sets the interaction between the original image and the look added by Film Negative. Value range is 0 to 100%. The default setting is 100%, which means Film Negative is fully applied. Lower values reduce the effect of Film Negative. At 0%, Film Negative is effectively turned off.

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The Contrast tool offers a simple film response or S-curve contrast adjustment, with control over the midtone (inflection) point for the contrast curve.

Contrast: The amount of contrast.

Pivot: The midtone (inflection) point of the contrast curve, for all three channels on a 0-1.0 scale.

Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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Color Contrast


The Color Contrast tool deepens the contrast of an image while simultaneously adding an overall tint or color cast to the image. Works just like the Contrast tool, but allows separate control of the R, G and B channels, allowing you to tint highlights toward one hue and shadows toward the opposite.

Pivot: The midtone (inflection) point of the contrast curve, for all three channels on a 0-1.0 scale.

Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

Contrast: Depending on the Pivot setting, highlights or shadows take on this hue and its opposite, respectively.

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Black & White


The Black & White tool removes all color. It gives you control over tone shifting where the color wheel controls the balance of tones used to create the final black and white output.

Component Balance: Selects the hues to use for black and white luminance. A gray setting uses Red, Green and Blue channels equally. The default setting uses predominantly Green, often the channel with the strongest luminance and contrast (and the one most prominent in human vision).

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2-Strip Process


The 2-Strip Process tool emulates the old technical 2-strip printing process. In this print process, images were printed to black and white with a red and green filter, then cemented together for projection. This creates distinct look that mostly preserves flesh tones, but shifts green colors toward a teal blue and makes red colors more prominent.

Green Sensitivity: Controls the relative amount of red or cyan in the image.

Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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Shutter Streak


The Shutter Streak tool emulates the look of light leaking into the bottom and top of the film because of a misaligned film gate.

Size: The horizontal scale of the streak as measured from the midpoint of the frame to the top and bottom edges.

Boost: Increases or decreases the overall exposure change of just the streaks and not the underlying image.

Falloff: Controls the softness of the streak as it approaches the center of the image. Positive values cause greater falloff and less visible streak, while negative values emphasize the streak in the frame.

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LUT Tool


The LUT Tool allows you to import .cube LUT files.

LUT Dropdown: The LUT dropdown menu comes with several LUT presets and allows you to import your own .cube LUT files by choosing "Choose a LUT..."

Strength: Controls the overall strength of the LUT applied. 0% will effectively turn off the LUT tool, while 100% will apply the LUT at full strength.

Log: Toggles whether the footage should be treated as Log footage (On) or not (Off).

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The Curves tool provides a master curve, plus red, green, and blue curve controls with fixed-control-point editing. This lets you adjust shadow, midtone and highlight areas with a single, easy-to-use control.

Contrast: Adds to the “S” shape of the overall curve.</>

Shadows: Weighted to the lower half of the curve.

Midtones: Weighted to the midpoint of the curve.

Highlights: Weighted to the upper half of the curve.

RGB, Red, Green, Blue: Allows adjustment on individual color channels.

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The Shoulder tool pushes the brightest values in the image into the 0-1.0 brightness range, yielding a natural result for images with over-bright values. The controls define which values will be altered. Any luminance values in the Red, Green, and Blue channels which fall between the rolloff start and the brightest value will be re-mapped to a normal range.

Rolloff Start: Value between 0 and 1 establishing the luminance value at which the rolloff is based.

Brightest Value: The ceiling from which highlights are rolled off.

Strength: Specifies the extent to which the effect is applied.

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