Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, today announced that its Color Assist video colour correction and grading software is now compatible with Final Cut Pro X. Since becoming available in late-November 2012, Color Assist quickly amassed a loyal following among aspiring video enthusiasts seeking a professional-grade solution that is both powerful and easy to use.
Color Assist (non-Final Cut Pro X version reviewed here) draws on Technicolor’s deep heritage in colour science to bring powerful studio colour effects and colour correction to users who want professional-quality results that are accurate and don’t require a degree in workflow or colour technology. Color Assist comes with 25 Looks designed by Technicolor studio colourists, each designed to capture a certain genre, effect or style of film making. Users can select and apply these Looks and view them in real time, greatly simplifying the creative process.
Users seeking even more inspiration, can buy additional Color Assist Looks packages. In our review, we only got the standard included Looks, but if you’re serious about colour grading, you’ll like to configure your own colours anyway. Nevertheless, here’s a rundown on what Looks there are:
- Color Assist Looks: Movies lets users recreate classic cinema
- Color Assist Looks: Extreme is suited for users who want to push the boundaries even further and create a final product as striking as it is inventive.
This ever-expanding library of distinct Looks lets videographers, hobbyists and other video enthusiasts speed the colouring process tremendously and open the door to experimentation.
For users who want to use colour to tell their story, Color Assist offers advanced colour correction and grading tools, including a 3-Way Color Corrector, Key Selector & Curves Adjustments.
Based on Technicolor’s award-winning DP Lights System, Color Assist gives users the ability to save up to nine Color Compositions per video clip. This non-destructive colour correction and grading allows users to experiment freely to achieve their desired look without any degradation of quality.
Color Assist is currently available for both Mac and PC users. Technicolor offers support for a growing list of video production suites, including Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 & CS6, and now Final Cut Pro X. The company is committed to making Color Assist available to an even broader universe of users, with further announcements expected in the second quarter of 2013.
Color Assist is available for purchase immediately with support for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5 & CS 6 on Mac OS, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5 & CS 6 on Windows for $99 USD at www.technicolorcinestyle.com. Existing users can receive a free update that includes Final Cut Pro X support, and new users can download a free 7-day trial of Color Assist. Additional Color Assist Looks packages can be purchased for $19 USD and include 10 additional custom-created Looks per package.