The Essentials 3 Ultimate: Retouch, Enhance, and Correct Your Video Footage

January 08, 2015 by Joshua Fechter | Blog, Essentials 3 Ultimate

Video editing is not just a skill, it’s an art. It requires a mindset and the tools to execute your vision. As editors, we don’t always receive the quality shots we need to achieve that vision. That’s why it’s important to have a toolkit to handle those everyday post-production challenges. 

NewBlue Essentials 3 Ultimate steps up to the challenge by delivering tools like Stabilizer, Color Fixer Pro, Detail Enhancer, and Skin Touch Up.

With over 275 presets in 24 effects, Essentials 3 Ultimate lets you manipulate your video content to meet the demands of your vision.

Here's an in-depth look at a few of the top plugins in this powerful collection of plugins:

Add Stability with Stabilizer

Shaky footage is unavoidable even with the best gear. Stabilizer smooths out jittery camera movement with advanced analyzation and motion stabilization. 

Apply one of the many presets to get a jump-start on stabilizing your image. Focus on an image’s center to keeping a flying object steady, or emphasizing the edges to allow your subject to move.

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Keep Your Stars Looking Good With Skin Touch Up

Quickly soften wrinkles and remove blemishes with Skin Touch Up. It’s never been easier to create a skin tone mask that follows your subject, yet retains detail in the eyes, teeth and hair.

Take care of your subject’s rumpled shirt or crow’s feet by selecting one of the many built-in presets. Your clients will thank you in the end for making them look so good.

Set the Mood With Color Fixer Pro

Color Fixer Pro helps you set your audience’s mood and pull their attention into the screen. The effect allows you to balance and contrast in seconds. Crush the film gamma for a hard-hitting look or change the mood by gently desaturating and brightening the color for soft images. It’s easy to control white balance, saturation, brightness and film gamma in a matter of seconds.

Scope It Out With Gamma Corrector

Fine-tune luminance values with Gamma Corrector. Visualize your adjustments with three built-in scopes while you change expansion or compression. Start with one of the many presets, and then expand or compress the visible range to reach your desired result.

Remove Unwanted Camera Flash with Flash Remover Pro

Remove all flashes from your scene or just the most distracting ones with Flash Remover Pro. Use an array of professionally created presets to get started. Then adjust sensitivity and thresholds to fix your most problematic frames.

Inspect Your Aspect Ratio

Emulate 16mm film with Aspect Ratio. It’s a snap to crop your source footage to standard ratios. Control letter and pillar box width, height, opacity and more. Choose from a collection of presets and cinematic standards like Panavision and Anamorphic.

Need A Jumpstart? Consider Video Tuneup Plus

Rescue underexposed footage or gently enhance your best work with Video Tuneup Plus. You can refine and color in seconds. Moreover, it’s effortless to change exposure, contrast, saturation, and hue. Turn on the built-in scopes to monitor your results right in your preview.

That concludes our in-depth look at Essentials 3 Ultimate, one of our most popular product lines. Save up to 60% when you apply your Ultimate Upgrade credits. Login and check your account now.

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Joshua Fechter

San Diego

Josh has a passion for all things video editing. He prides himself on creating tutorials for different effects and NLEs while also staying updated on the most relevant industry news. In his free...