Now You’ve Got a Swiss Army Knife in Your Editing Suite

March 01, 2015 by Todor Fay Sloan | Blog, Essentials 3 Ultimate

Karl Elsener made the Swiss Army knife in 1891 and soon this device replaced dozens of cumbersome and often heavy tools. How ingenious! NewBlue Video Essentials is much like this great invention. In fact, we call it the Swiss Army knife for video editors.

The premium collection of our Essentials line, NewBlue Essentials 3 Ultimate includes over 275 presets in 24 workflow-enhancing video effects that stabilize shaky footage, remove flashes, and sharpen details in an essential go-to toolkit, hence the Swiss Army knife reference.

Designed to address everyday post-production needs such as color correction or stabilization, you'll find lifesaving tools like Noise Reducer, Lens Corrector, Stabilizer and Flash Remover, or image enhancers such as Skin Touch Up, Detail Enhancer and more.

 

 


Let’s take a look at some of the great things included in Essentials 3 Ultimate:

 

 

Correct a Shaky Hand with Stabilizer

Our Stabilizer plugin smoothes jittery camera movement with advanced analysis and motion stabilization. 

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

Check it out:

 



Keep Your Talent 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.

 

See for yourself:

 



Grade Color Easily With Color Fixer Pro

With Color Fixer Pro, can you repair and modify color fast. 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.

 

Take a look:

 



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.

 

See?

 



Remove Unwanted Camera Flash with Flash Remover Pro 

Now you can remove all camera 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.

 

Check it out:

 



Set Your Edges with Aspect Ratio

 

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

Here’s an example:

 

 

Rescue Poor Footage with Video Tuneup Plus

Recover underexposed footage or gently enhance your best work with Video Tuneup Plus. With it, 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.

 

 


These are just some of the tools you’ll find in the Swiss Army knife of plugins. Look here for more...lots more

 

 

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Pat Sloan

San Diego, CA

A Hitchcock film buff and video software geek, Pat’s been on the NewBlueFX team for over 5 years. When he isn’t helping video editors make the most of NewBlueFX, you’ll find...