Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects
Topic: Film Look
Making video look more like film has been a goal of videographers since desktop video was a concept. Video simply cannot look exactly like film, due in part to the perfection of video and the conversion process, the compression process, and the interpretation of imagery. Many companies offer “cure-all” plugins to make video more film-like, but in the opinion of all but the most amateur, these plugs merely make video look like video treated to look like film. Some of the more expensive tools, such as Magic Bullet from Red Giant, can do an excellent job with video shot like film, but Vegas can approximate most of that same look without the plugin tools.