Technicolor Releases Color Assist 1.5 – Adds Support For Adobe After Effects And AVCHD
A simple to use yet powerful color correction and grading software that I’ve been using the past year has been Technicolor‘s Color Assist. The software really draws on Technicolor’s long history in color science to bring powerful studio color grading to users seeking professional results. For Canon 5D Mark II or III users shooting with Technicolor’s CineStyle profile, Color Assist enables you to correct CineStyle’s flat and neutral look with an S-Curve that helps protect your highlights without crushing your blacks. In the program, there are also 25 Looks designed by Technicolor Colorists for quick grading and non destructive correction, as well as 3-Way Color Corrector, Key Selector & Curves Adjustments for advanced control.
Today Technicolor announced they will be releasing Color Assist 1.5, which includes compatibility with Adobe After Effects and support for the AVCHD format, as well as still images. As you probably know, After Effects is the industry standard visual effects and motion graphics standard and AVCHD is probably the most widely used consumer/prosumer video format. Technicolor has worked closely with Adobe to incorporate After Effects, as well as making a number of enhancements such as improved bin and browser navigation and workspace customization.
“The professional post-production tools Adobe offers enables our customers to create high-quality productions. Now Color Assist 1.5 builds on its existing support for Adobe Premiere Pro by adding compatibility with Adobe After Effects, therefore giving the post-production community more choices in the tools they use in their workflow,” said Simon Williams, Director of Strategic Relations at Adobe. “Creative professionals are always squeezed for time, and Color Assist 1.5 is quick and powerful.”
Color Assist 1.5 will be available for both Mac and PC users and supports Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and higher, and After Effects.
Color Assist is available for purchase this week for $99 at www.technicolorcinestyle.com. Existing users can receive a free update that includes Adobe After Effects support and all the new enhancements of version 1.5, and new users can download a free, fully functional 14-day trial of Color Assist. Additional Color Assist Looks packages can be purchased for $19 and include 10 additional custom-created Looks per package.