Magic Bullet Looks

Film Tools

Film Negative Film Print Renoiser Print Bleach Bypass 2-Strip Process
Telecine Net Shoulder

Film Negative 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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Film Print emulates the look of the print stocks that a film negative would of been printed to for final delivery. To get the best results with Film Print, we recommend pairing it with the Film Negative tool to complete the photo-chemical process.

  • Film Stock: The Film Stock drop-down contains 4 Print Stock presets that were created by measuring color information that was shot on real Print 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.
  • Skin Tone: The Skin Tone slider shifts the tone of any color considered to be a skin tone. Higher values Shift skin tones to pink and magenta, while lower values shift skin tones to yellow and green.
  • Vintage/Modern: The Vintage/Modern slider adds sylistic 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 Film Print, 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 Print. Value range is 0 to 100%. The default setting is 100%, which means Film Print is fully applied. Lower values reduce the effect of Film Print. At 0%, Film Print is effectively turned off.

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Renoiser 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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Print Bleach Bypass emulates the look of a skip bleach process on print film instead of the negative (Negative Bleach Bypass tool).

  • Silver Retention: The higher this value, the more silver is retained, and the more desaturated and contrasty the look.  
  • Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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2-Strip Process 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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Telecine Net emulates a silk effect in a telecine to soften the blacks in an image.

  • Size: Relative scale of the net.
  • Strength: The extent to which the effect is applied.
  • Exposure Compensation: Corrects for any resulting changes in overall exposure.

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Shoulder 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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