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michiel | 5 years ago | 10 comments | 10 likes | 2,343 views

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Version (launched today!) introduces the COLOUR property in the camera layer.

The neutral value is 1 and a value of 0 creates a greyscale picture.

The fun starts when you use values higher than 1. This makes your colours sparkle. A subtle value of about 1.2 is a very easy way to make your shows look better.

I'm not sure about the name. It's a bit like increasing the contrast and brightness or changing the lighting levels, only much easier to use and with much better results. Technically it's a negative greyscale, but this is terrible name. Maybe COLOUR FACTOR or COLOUR STRENGTH would be a better name. Any suggestions?

The new property can be found in the camera layer and is available in the EASY, PRO and ULTIMATE editions.

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No, it's not the same as saturation.

There must be a name for it. I tried all filters in all paint apps I could find, but failed to find it, which is strange because it looks fantastic!

michiel, 5 years ago

ATI catalyst (Crimson) calls it color vibrance (digital vibrance) kleurlevendigheid in dutch.

Maybe a name contender: " Vibrance" sounds better than "negative greyscale".
In Photoshop they make a difference between Vibrance and Saturation to uplift the total vividness of a picture.

Another contender maybe: "Vividness"

Can you imagine: A real Dani colorful show with Bloom effect and Color Vibrance on 2+
Your cones are going to give your brain a color high! (would rather use another expression but there are also younger people on this community) lol

komies, 5 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

The reason why it works so well is because it takes the different human sensitivities to the RGB components into account. Human eyes are much more sensitive to green than to red and blue. This is ignored in the saturation model.

It is commonly used in greyscale filters, but never the other way round: making it less grey. And that's exactly what's happening here.

Only problem is that Bix isn't happy about this. His alien eyes have totally different sensitivities.

michiel, 5 years ago

Maybe, just for Bix and his kind you can add a microwave slider.

Or does he also see towards the other side of the spectrum the X-ray wavelength. It would explain why he's always smiling.

komies, 5 years ago

Suggestion for the negative greyscale name:


komies, 5 years ago

Don't know how you call it, I call it BEAUTIFUL!

Great Michiel, thnx

Filip, 5 years ago


misterbrains, 5 years ago

In DXO, it look like HDR realistic. We get this effect when using a circular polarizer....

Eddy, 5 years ago

Amazing... Michiel. ....Magic Colour

Dani, 5 years ago

Great adding!

Ulli, 5 years ago

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