NAB 2013: Rubber Monkey’s FilmConvert adds support for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and GoPro Hero3.

By site editor Dan Chung:

Rubber Monkey has been busy updating Filmconvert, it’s digital film emulation tool, which alters the colours of digital video to closely replicate film stock. Today they announced support for the GoPro Hero3 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

We spoke to Lance Lones of Rubber Monkey who explained that creating the profile for the Hero3 was difficult. He told us that “even though it was in fact the simplest camera. For us, the simplicity worked against our tools, so we had to invent a whole new way of profiling a camera that changed underneath us as we profiled it” 

I’m very curious to see what the results for these two cameras look like, having recently purchased both of them. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to try them soon.

Here’s the press release from Rubber Monkey:

Wellington, New Zealand, April 8, 2013
Today sees the release of Rubber Monkey Software’s latest update to its’ FilmConvert digital film emulation tools. Extending the ability of filmmakers to deliver accurate, quick film looks for their projects, this release includes a significant new set of camera profiles. With specific support for the GoPro Hero3, and the Black Magic Cinema Camera, the new profiles also include additional custom picture styles for the Canon DSLR range of cameras.
The full new profiles and features list include:

 Black Magic Cinema Camera – full profile support, in both Film and Video modes.
 GoPro Hero3 – full profiles for Standard, ProTune, and ProTune raw modes.
 Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III full individual camera profiles, including the EOS standard, Technicolor Cinestyle, Flaat 11, Marvels Cine, Prolost, VisionColor and VisionTech02 built in and custom picture styles.
Canon 7D / 60D profiles, with all the custom picture styles seen with the Canon 5D
 New picture style support for the Canon 5D MKII, 5D MKIII and 7D/60D: VisionColor and VisionTech02.

In addition, the FilmConvert standalone tool has updated EDL handling, improved stability, better 5K rendering, and better handling of mp4 media.
As always, for current license holders, the new profiles and current update are completely free of charge.
The FilmConvert technology is available as a standalone application, with plugin versions also available for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut X and Final Cut Pro 7. Individual items are priced at $199, with a full bundle of all the plugins and standalone available for $299.
Learn more about the FilmConvert technology at FilmConvert.com
About Rubber Monkey Software
Rubber Monkey Software is a Wellington, New Zealand based purveyor of fine motion picture software technology. The company is comprised of experts from the worlds of post-production, special visual effects, gaming, and web services, and aims to develop professional, kick-ass, and easy to use technology for filmmakers and photographers. 

FilmConvert – Film Settings Tab from Film Convert on Vimeo.


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