Dynamic Range is an incredible tool that allows you to better enhance and adjust the apparent dynamic range of your footage. Use the Detail enhancer to add sharpness to your clips in post production. Use the Dynamic Range tool to bring up details in shadows and match footage shot with different cameras. Finally, the HDR simulation tool Is somewhere between the other two tools. You can ad a slight or intense HDR simulation to your footage to get just the right look you’re after.
TOOLS AND PRESETS
Dynamic Range comes with three main tools: Detail Enhancer, Dynamic Range, and HDR Simulation. It also has 10 presets that give you suggested starting points for each tool. Each preset has the same exact control as the main tools so you can adjust and manipulate them to your liking.
DETAIL ENHANCER AND HDR SIMULATION
The Detail Enhancer and HDR Simulator tools are great tools that allow you to sharpen your images for a practical application, or you can use the HDR Simulation for a more intense stylized look that mimics High Dynamic Range images.
DYNAMIC RANGE TOOL
The Dynamic Range tool is the heart of this product and it’s where all the magic happens. So often we get clips to work with that are exposed in various ways or even taken with different cameras. When you want to treat your clips to get them all in the same general exposure, Dynamic Range is a must-have to properly match the dynamic range of each clip.
Cineflare’s Dynamic Range is different than the normal exposure tools you find natively in FCPX. With Dynamic Range, you can lift the dark areas and pull the light areas independently of one another…so as not to affect the entire exposure of the whole image. Sometimes you can bring up detail from the shadows that you didn’t know was there. This is especially useful when balancing and matching footage from DSLRs and cameras that compress the image or shoot it naturally in high-contrast like the GoPro camera.
CREATE RICH IMAGERY
Dynamic Range allows you to create rich imagery by widening the dynamic range of your clip. When you broaden the dynamic range of an image, you can also add saturation without it being to overbearing and contrasty. When you bring up the dark areas and pull down the light areas of footage, you can get closer to a more cinematic look and feel.
EASY TO USE IN FCPX
In Final Cut Pro X, you will find Dynamic Range in the Effects browser. You can then hover over each tool and preset to give it an instant preview. Then just drag and drop it onto your clip. It’s that easy. You can then make fine adjustments to fit your clip’s exposure and your taste.
UPDATE TO DYNAMIC RANGE
20 EXTRA PRESETS
With this new update, we have done some of the leg-work for you and we’ve decided to ad 20 new presets to Dynamic Range. These give you more starting points and more options for giving your footage the right look.
First we have applied the preset called Dynamic Range 13 to some indoor interview footage. We lit the scene well and had the camera setting to neutral. But often your image still has quite a bit of contrast. Once we added the Dynamic Range preset, it brings a nice richness and over-all balance to the image.
Next we applied the Dynamic Range 19 to some bright outdoor footage. It instantly brings down the brights nicely and give the darks a nice milky feel.
You can give your shots some great looks with Dynamic Range as well as a smoothed out image. The 20 presets are set up to cater to all types of exposures ranging from dark to bright lighting situations.