Film Stocks 1.5

June 17, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software | Comment | |

Digital Film Tools have released version 1.5 of Film Stocks, a film simulation plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture and Final Cut Pro. "We have been working hard over the last several months to produce a GPU accelerated version of Film Stocks and are finally ready to release it," the company says. "In most cases, you should see dramatic speed increases while rendering." Film Stocks offers users simulations of 288 different colour and black-and-white photographic film stocks, motion picture film stocks, and historical photographic processes. The Film Stocks photo plugin is available now for $95. The Film Stocks video/film plugin sells for $195.

Digital Film Tools Press Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Film Stocks v1.5 . Film Stocks offers a wide range of preset looks as well as the necessary controls to create analog film stock presets from scratch, including color correction, curves, colored filters, sharpness, diffusion, vignetting and film grain. Apply one of the many presets and customize the settings, or create your own interesting looks and simulations and save them as presets to use in the future or share with colleagues.

We have been working hard over the last several months to produce a GPU accelerated version of Film Stocks and are finally ready to release it. We have implemented OpenCL as our method of acceleration and most modern graphics cards can take advantage of this technology. In most cases, you should see dramatic speed increases while rendering.

If you are an existing Film Stocks user, Film Stocks v1.5 is installed alongside Film Stocks v1.0, so you can keep the older version installed. In fact, v1.5 uses the same license as v1.0. You know what that means don’t you? Film Stocks v1.5 is a free upgrade to existing Film Stocks customers. Woo hoo!

You can download Film Stocks v1.5 from here.

If you participated in our pre-release of Film Stocks v1.5, please uninstall the previous version and install the new one as there were some last minute fixes.

Film Stocks Feature Highlights

  • 288 analog photographic film presets
  • Select from Agfa®, Fuji®, Ilford®, Kodak®, Polaroid® and Rollei® color and black and white film stocks
  • Choose from a wide range of historical photographic processes
  • Get the skewed color look of cross processing
  • Apply Lo-Fi photographic looks from Lomo and Holga toy cameras
  • Age your images with the look of faded films
  • Create your own film stock presets
  • Layering system for multiple film stock application *
  • Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools *
  • Add a vignette to any preset
  • Modify images with presets or sliders
  • Quickly search for presets
  • 32 bit image processing
  • Multi-processor acceleration
  • GPU Acceleration

* Photo plug-in versions

Availability and Pricing
The Film Stocks photo plug-in is available now for 95.00 USD and is compatible with the following applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture.

The Film Stocks video/film plug-in is available now for $195.00 USD and is compatible with the following applications: Adobe After Effects CS5 and up, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and up, Apple Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Avid Symphony™, Media Composer®, Newscutter® and Xpress Pro®.

For more information, examples and downloads please visit the Film Stocks Product page.

Below you will find a list of features, changes and bug fixes:

Activated After Effects Render Multiple Frames Feature
Film Stocks now works with the After Effects Memory & Multiprocessing > Render Multiple Frames feature.

GPU Acceleration
Film Stocks is now accelerated with OpenCL using your graphics card resulting in dramatic speed increases.

32 Bit Floating Point Precision
Film Stocks can now process with 32 bit floating point precision.

Avid 32 Bit No Longer Supported
32 bit Avid systems are no longer supported.

Premiere Pro Interface Launching
In Premiere Pro, the user interface is now launched using the Film Stocks Interface button at the top of the effect controls.

2048 Pixel Resolution Default in User Interface
The Film Stocks user interface now uses a 2048 pixel default resolution instead of 1024. This means you are working at a higher resolution in the Film Stocks interface.

Bug Fixes
Aperture > Load/Save Setup Problem
Previously, there was a problem with Aperture loading and saving Film Stocks setup files.

Photoshop Elements - Installer
The Film Stocks installer can now install into the Apple App Store Version of Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop Window Priority - Macintosh
If you turned off the Photoshop "Open Documents As Tabs" preference on a Mac, the Film Stocks user interface would go behind the image in Photoshop.

About Digital Film Tools
Digital Film Tools brings together the unbeatable combination of superior software designers, motion picture visual effects veterans, video editors and photographers. Add three Emmy Awards and experience in creating visual effects for hundreds of feature films, commercials and television shows and you have a recipe for success.

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