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What is Power Curves Color Grading?
Power Curves are a set of Industry inspired color Grades, masterfully recreated using native tools of popular editing platforms: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Davinci Resolve. Power Curves are crafted keeping in mind the color limitation of Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.
Power Curves install as normal presets, but their application goes beyond to offer much wide flexibility for novice to veteran filmmakers. Let’s take a look at a quick trailer showcasing our brand new Power Curves and walk through the basic steps of integrating Power Curves into our post-production workflow.
Comparing the “flat” look of a LUT [Left], with much more vibrant hues of “Power Curve” [Right] being used on the same image.
How is a Power Curves different from LUT?
Power Curves – are not LUTs. LUT’s offer a flat color conversion utility. Which works best if the purpose of a LUT is pre-defined. For example, LUTs in our colorist toolkit offer specific results, given they are applied on specific shots. But that is not the case with Power Curves.
The ultimate utility lies in our Masterfully Crafted Grades. Multiple minor adjustments, added sequentially to render an overall Powerful and Intelligent Color Grade. Giving ultimate flexibility to the end-user and saving hours of post-production time, no matter if it’s a commercial film or a feature-length film!
Power Curves, Preview + Tutorial
What's included in the package?
Colorist Factory’s Power Curves package offers 12 Academy-Inspired color grades. These grades introduce an eye-pleasing color shift, without breaking the color fidelity of an image. Over time you will understand the way Power Curves behaves with your footage, and you will be creating complex color grades, in no time.
Current Power Curve offers the following 12 (+1) Grades, compatible across Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Davinci Resolve:
- Acrux (Bonus)
Stills graded using Power Curve Presets in Premiere Pro. Click to enlarge.
Vayu Power Curve, Introduces a modern film contrast. Vuyu works best with abstract concept films projects.
Dwarka Power Curve, adds a film-like palette to your project.
Power Curve Manual
While all the Power Curves are really simple to use, a couple of power curves are a bit different when it comes to their application. Out of 12 Power Curves, 3 are based on Abstract Color Palette, while the rest 9 are based on cinematic Color Palette. Following Power Curves are based on the abstract color palette. You can check out Power Curves Abstract Manual before trying out Power Curves.
- 12 X High Color Fidelity Color Grades
- Cross-platform compatibility
- Academy inspired Color Palettes
- Fully Customizable Grades
- Drag and Drop
- License Included
- Instant Download
After placing an order successfully, download links, license number, and licensee’s name will be sent to your email address.
Power Curves are color grades that are designed within the editing software using tools like Color Wheel, Color Curves, Hue curves, Contrast, and Saturation tool. Power Curves don’t involve any flat conversion utility presets like LUTs.
Yes, Power Curves are totally different from LUTs. LUTs offer a flat color conversion utility. You cannot change a LUT preset. Power Curves are totally Different. They offer maximum flexibility as compared to LUTs, as they are designed using native tools of popular editing softwares.
Power Curves are compatible with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Davinci Resolve.
After successfully placing the order, you will get instant download links along with download links and license details in your email inbox.
You can import Power Curves preset in your editing software. From there are a simple drag and drop solution on your clips. However, we recommend applying Power Curve Preset on the adjustment layer while working with multiple clips.
Yes, power curves are 100% Customizable. You can increase or decrease color values in existing presets as per your needs. In case you are applying the preset on the adjustment layer, you can control the overall strength of the effect by changing the opacity of the adjustment layer.
- In the Finder hold the Option key and from the Go menu select Library.
- Then go to Application Support/ProApps. The go to ProApps > Effects Presets.
- You have to place all the .effectsPreset files here.
- Restart Final Cut Pro, you can see all your Power Curves Presets in effects panel ((Most probably in the 360 category).
- Click the icon of three lines beside “Effects” on Effects Panel.
- Select “Import Presets”.
- Select the preset file you want to import.
- Now, presets included in a preset file appear inside Effects Panel.
- Drag and drop on your Clips/ Adjustment Layers.
- To import a grade, right-click in the empty space in the Stills and select Import.
- Once you import a Power Curve (Also known as Power Grade in Davinci Environment), you can right-click on the same and select “Apply Grade”.