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A Look at Nattress Filters

By Heath McKnight

In the article I wrote about achieving a film look, I mentioned an alternative to shooting in native 24p (progressive) by using filters that create that look, or even convert footage to 23.98 frames per second (fps).  24p, as many know, is the digital frame rate of what film (35mm, 16mm, etc.) records at for normal playback.  One of the advantages of plug-ins like Nattress filters is not having to buy a new digital camera, DV or HDV, that records at 24p.  The best part is, Nattress is one of the best and most affordable plug-ins for Apples Final Cut Pro.

Graeme Nattress, creator of the filters, has different sets, including those for Film Effects (which also have specific film ?looks, in addition to the 24p filters), Standard Conversion (makes converting NTSC or PAL video to the other format easy and effective), along with the new Big Box of Tricks (which includes ?Sets 1 and 2), more filters to control looks, create some cool effects and more.

Filters and Effects

Movie 1: 60i

 

Movie 2: 24p using G Film.  MPS Digital Studios.


 

 

If you shoot in DV or HDV and dont want to make the leap to a 24p unit, but youre shooting film-style projects (films, commercials, etc.), Nattress Film Effects can help you out.  The main plug-in, G Film, will give you 24p in a 3:2 pulldown (which packages the 24p signal into a 60i stream), much like Panasonics DVX100 line and the Canon XL2.  You can also convert to 24p without the pulldown using G Film Converter, found in the Standards Conversion Pack.

Image 1: No filters. All images MPS Digital Studios

 

Image 2: Several filters: False Color, G Film, Widescreen and more.

 

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