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Nick Shaw
10-12-2012, 07:26 PM
People who know my FCP plugin for Alexa LogC (http://www.antlerpost.com/plugins) (and those who don't) may be interested to know that I have a new version of the plugin for ProRes footage recorded in Blackmagic Film mode which I hope to release shortly.

UPDATE: the plugin is now released



Brad Ferrell
10-13-2012, 09:31 AM

10-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Do you plan on doing anything for any other NLE's?

Nick Shaw
10-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Do you plan on doing anything for any other NLE's?

Writing a plugin for FCP-X, Premiere or Avid is much more involved than the FXScript plugins I have for FCP 7. I am investigating all the options for the future, but the FCP 7 version is the one I have working now.

Any people who already have cameras and want to test the plugin, let me know.

10-13-2012, 03:02 PM
Hey Nick, that's great news! I already own your Alex plug-in and it's good. Let us know when it's out.

Philip Lipetz
10-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Will gladly pay for FCPX.

10-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Will gladly pay for FCPX.

Maybe Nick Bedford will do something for FCPX? Come on other Nick!

10-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Will gladly pay for FCPX.

Yep, me too.

10-16-2012, 12:54 PM
me too

Nick Shaw
01-13-2013, 05:38 PM
I am pleased to announce that my plugin has now been released.

With this plugin you can work with Blackmagic Film (log) ProRes files in the FCP7 timeline, seeing them in "video" like the camera's monitoring. No need to render if you enable "Unlimited RT" – set high/medium/low quality depending on the speed of your machine. Or batch export with the LUT (and burn-ins if required) "baked in" to proxy files for editorial.

Demo version also available to download.


01-14-2013, 05:10 AM
Maybe Nick Bedford will do something for FCPX? Come on other Nick!

OK, here's something I made that might help in FCP X, called BMCC DeFilm. It's not 100% accurate, more a rough approximation. It's not doing anything clever with LUTs, just messing with Brightness, Gamma, Contrast and Blend Modes all together. I've compared two shots of Casey (Afterglow shot 3 in ProRes Film + Video) which John Brawley provided, and set the defaults so that the Film clip looks close to the Video preset. All the useful sliders are exposed and published, so you'll be able to tweak each shot as needed. As well as BMCC DeFilm, there's a Blend Modes and a BrightnessGammaContrast effect to play with, plus an Adjustment Layer in Titles.

Installer included, so double-click, install, and look for the motionally.com category in Effects and Titles:


Free, let me know if you find it useful. I'm planning on relaunching my motion graphics site (the out-of-date motionally.com) soon, but I'll keep these basic effects free regardless.



01-14-2013, 05:33 AM
Sorry folks, I have no idea how to make a LUT plugin for Final Cut Pro X :( I could learn, being a former developer, but I don't have the time.

Nick Shaw
01-14-2013, 07:54 AM
I am currently investigating ways of porting my LUT plugin to FCP-X without having to learn C++ and write a full FXPlug plugin. I do currently have an implementation working, but not in a form I can distribute, as the underlying workings can be looked at and that contains IP which is not mine to reveal. I may have a method, so I'll keep you updated.

Nick Shaw
01-17-2013, 05:49 PM
OK. I'm looking for a small group of beta testers for an FCP-X version of the plugin.

Please email nick [at] antlerpost [dot] com if you have a BMCC, use FCP-X and would like to join the beta programme. Give me a brief paragraph on why you are a suitable beta tester.