AAV ColorLab is a free plugin that gives you hardware accelerated effects for Vegas and Movie Studio. It uses the graphics card to offload the CPU, which can lead to massively faster rendering times and smoother previews!

21 October, 2008

AAV ColorLab v1.0 beta 5

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Here's beta 5 now, with tons of improvements. I know I'm stretching the idea of a "beta" version, but that's gonna change. Further versions leading up to v1.0 will only be bug fixes. The goal now is to get a fully stable v1.0 out the door. So please send me any problems you find. Thanks to everyone who's mailed me so far, it's very encouraging even to get complaints. :)

ColorLab b5 screen shots

Release highlights
  • Massive ease-of-use improvements to the user interface.
  • Easy White Balance correction - in the Adjust effect (formerly Levels).
  • Gamma control in Adjust.
  • Blur effect. Like the gaussian blur in Vegas but faster.
  • Fixed using ColorLab from multiple Windows user accounts.
  • Fixed (hopefully) extraneous keyframes being created.
  • Dynamic allocation and release of video card memory.
  • Many fixes and tweaks.
  • Improved documentation/readme, in PDF accessed through the start menu.
Please let me know of your experience with this beta, either as a comment to this post, or by mailing me (see the documentation).


Anonymous said...

Wonderful new interface. thank you for the hard work.

Just a quick connect on the white balance... When white balance is selected, a cross-hair cursor appears, but ONLY when the mouse is over the plug-in screen. As soon as it moves over the video preview window, the cursor changes to an arrow. It would be better to have it remain as a cross-hair until the color selection has been made.

Hope that makes sense!

Regardless, this is the plug-in I use most. So thank you again for the great work.

44v said...

Ah yes, I'll get to fixing that. Hopefully I can steal the mouse cursor from Vegas when the eyedropper is active. I'll also add so you can select a rectangular area of pixels and get an average. Video can be noisy as we all know.

As usual I'm glad people like the software, thanks for your encouraging words. :)

Mary said...

When I opened a project with beta 4 in use (after uninstalling 4 and installing beta 5), the adjust checkbox was on by default, and had to be turned off on all the affected clips.
Also, I got a .NET Framework error:
Unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your application...
InvalidArgument=Value of '184' is not valid for 'SelectedIndex' Paramenter name: SelectedIndex."
I assume this has to do with colorlab.
Mary Waitrovich