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Test Gear 2.5.4 Update Now Available
by Bob Currier 1 week ago
We released Test Gear 2.5.4 this morning. This update installs into CC 2015 and CC 2014 correctly, plus it contains some other fixes. You can download the installer from our website. This update works
After Effects 2015
by Andrew Neu 2 months ago
Since Adobe last updated CC in June, I suffer dramatic slowdown in rendering waveforms, slice graph, vectorscope while previewing. Up to the point that I work in AE with TestGear panels closed. I foun
Re: After Effects 2015
by Bob Currier 1 week ago
To follow up on this: We released Test Gear 2.5.4 this morning. This update installs into CC 2015 correctly, plus it contains some other fixes. You can download the installer from our website. There i
Color Finesse 3 does not load or work properly with After Effects CC
by Phil Hoppes 2 years ago
I just upgraded to Adobe's CC. I downloaded the latest version of Color Finesse (3.0.8) and did a re-install to upgrade both my CS6 and CC versions. Both AE and PP of CS6 work fine as does PP CC. Afte
Re: Color Finesse 3 does not load or work properly with After Effects CC
by Bob Currier 4 months ago
We believe this to be fixed in the version of Color Finesse which will be in the next release of After Effects, due "soon" according to Adobe. Once that is out we will release a general update for eve
Slowdowns in AE 2014
by Peter Leeman 6 months ago
Since upgrading to AE 2014 all rendering times and general application responsiveness is sluggish when using the Color Finesse plugin. Have had same results on two different machines. Stopping use of
Re: Slowdowns in AE 2014
by Bob Currier 5 months ago
Glad things are now working for you. I'll have to take a look at "Bins" to see if I can figure out where the conflict is. Bob CurrierSynthetic Aperture
Problems with color finesse 2 LE serial number
by Joerg Flemming 7 months ago
I know that I'm very late with this topic but I hope someone can help! I received a color finesse 2 LE serial number along with my CS3 package when purchased the package! So far I ve not used it but n
Re: Problems with color finesse 2 LE serial number
by Bob Currier 7 months ago
I just responded to your most recent email. Hopefully it will get to you this time. Bob CurrierSynthetic Aperture
Wrong SMPTE Color Bars In After Effect Color Finesse 3 Plugin
by Jason Freets 2 years ago
I am getting wrong SMPTE Color Bars in the scopes for the After Effect's Color Finesse 3 Plugin. Out of After Effects, I have run the SMPTE Color Bars through other scopes and they appear correct. And
Re: Wrong SMPTE Color Bars In After Effect Color Finesse 3 Plugin
by Bob Currier 2 years ago
Which version of Color Finesse are you running There was a bug fixed in version 3.0.5 on Windows which could account for this. The current version for download is 3.0.8. Adobe CC 12.2 includes Color F
Color Finesse III worked, now it's reverted to trial mode!
by David Diley 3 years ago
I have CS4 Master Collection and easily my most important plug in is Color Finesse 3 LE, I love it, or at least I did... My friend had my laptop overnight to do some edit work and without my permissio
Re: Color Finesse III worked, now it's reverted to trial mode!
by Bob Currier 3 years ago
After Effects CS4 came with Color Finesse 2 LE, not Color Finesse 3. Do you have a CF3 serial number or a CF2 serial number A CF2 serial number will start with "CFLEP20" while a CF3 serial will start
Matching PP Color Correction in AE
by John Young 5 years ago
I was wondering the workflow that you all use for color correcting clips used in After Effect compositions. I have been using Fast Color Corrector in Premiere and having good success. But I am having
Re: Matching PP Color Correction in AE
by Bob Currier 5 years ago
Color Finesse isn't an additional purchase, it's installed automatically into After Effects by the Adobe CS4 and CS5 installers. In CS3 it was a separate installer on the Adobe DVD, but there was stil
Why doesn't my image desaturate if I have made changes to the RGB levels on color finesse?
by Dionysios Kotsilimpas 5 years ago
As the title states. If i have adjusted the RGB levels and then try to desaturate the image slightly it gives it an orange tint rather then desaturate the image. Once i uncheck my RGB adjustments then
Re: Why doesn't my image desaturate if I have made changes to the RGB levels on color finesse?
by Bob Currier 5 years ago
Jon Bagge is correct, it's an operation ordering issue. The HSL controls (which is where the saturation control is) is processed prior to the RGB controls. So you end up colorizing your desaturated im
Andrew Devis 5 years ago
Hi Bob
Just wanted to let you know that I've put another couple of CF tutorials up. One on the vectorscope and another one which is only podcast at the moment and will go live later this week is on waveform monitors in CF. I have also pointed out in both that Test Gear is available and given the SA website.

Let me know what you think
Andrew
Bob Currier 5 years ago
The VS tutorial looks really good. I tweeted about it via @synthap and am planning to include a pointer to it (and your other tutorials) in our next email newsletter. Looking forward to the WFM tutori [more]
Approach Using Color Finesse's WVM and Vectorscope
by Max Jackson 5 years ago
Hi CC, I've been practicing color matching using Levels to match foreground and background objects in their R, G, and B channels. I've gotten somewhat comfortable with this process so I've moved onto
Re: Approach Using Color Finesse's WVM and Vectorscope
by Bob Currier 5 years ago
I took a quick crack at this to see what I could do. I've found that curves are particularly useful for this kind of faded-photo situation, since the underlying problem is that you've lost most of the
Color Finesse and premultiplication error
by Aaron Neitz 6 years ago
I'm doing some greenscreen comping in AE cs4. I notice that if I use Color Finesse after Keylight it's causing a premultiplication error and I'm getting black lines on my key edges. Can't seem to find
Re: Color Finesse and premultiplication error
by Bob Currier 6 years ago
Be sure to install the latest version of Color Finesse, 2.1.11, as there was an alpha bug we fixed that could cause black edges. You can download the current installer from our website and use your ex
Color Finesse, histogram and sharpening
by Charles Boileau 6 years ago
HI, I started grading with color finesse today and in the first moments of working on the software I noticed that my image preview was way darker and saturated than my AE preview. Any ideas I tried ch
Re: Color Finesse, histogram and sharpening
by Bob Currier 6 years ago
Are you referring to the Color Finesse preview on your computer monitor, or on an external video monitor If the computer monitor, try changing the "Use Old Style Gamma" checkbox in the Color Finesse p
Matte Line Problems with Color Finesse 2
by Eric Goldstein 6 years ago
Hi Everybody, I'm keying some footage (2K from the digital Silicon Imaging Camera). I'm using a first layer to make the key (using Keylight)and using the alpha from that via trackmatte to cut same foo
Re: Matte Line Problems with Color Finesse 2
by Bob Currier 6 years ago
Got it! Thanks. I suspected a color management issue, but you have that turned off in AE. Since you see no difference between the screen shots, but do see a difference when viewing it live, I wonder i


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