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!

27 October, 2008

AAV ColorLab v1.0 beta 6

Download from Mediafire

(Update: The broken download link has been fixed.)

Here's beta 6, fixing the issue that plagued the last release, and an additional number of other improvements.

From ColorLab b6 screen shots

Release highlights
  • Beta 4 and earlier projects should be converted properly now.
  • New B&W user interface.
  • Fixed B&W color summing algorithm and in particular, the CMY controls were wrong.
  • Improved eyedroppers for black/white in Adjust/Levels. They no longer clip.
  • Improved quality in 6-vector and B&W, protection against amplifying CCD noise in very dark areas of the image.
  • Fixes to other reported and unreported bugs (see readme).
Please let me know of your experience with this beta, either as a comment to this post, or by mailing me (see the documentation).

14 comments:

Chorlton said...

The download link appears to be dead...

44v said...

Thanks for reporting. I changed over to using Mediafire instead, the links have been updated.

Anonymous said...

for some reason i can't see the blur function.

Anonymous said...

just found a bug.
when disabling & reanabling the aav colorlab bypass checkbox it will reset your levels>brightness & contrast settings.

Anonymous said...

I still have a problem once it's installed, Vegas will no longer open. Vegas 8 Platinum, Windows XP SP2

Yarin VooDoo said...

Thank you! ;)

44v said...

Those of you having problems, please contact me using the mail address in the documentation. I want to avoid spam so I'm not posting it here. Just go to the start menu, find the AAV ColorLab item and open the readme/doc file.

Wheat said...

This plugin is freakin' fantastic! I notice that when using the 6vector adjustments on DV footage it really helps to apply a bit of Chroma Blur (2, 2) prior to ColorLab. Chroma artifacting is quite apparent when performing Color Adjustments to very saturated colors, and enabling the Hue/Sat Influence Masks. Maybe including a Chroma Blur within ColorLab be an option; optimized for chroma artifacting of 4:1:1 footage.

44v said...

Yeah, there will be a chroma option in the Blur effect in the next version, but since that affects the whole image I'll also make something more tailored to 4:1:1/4:2:0 and such, as a prefilter to the mask in 6-Vector. Not sure when though, really busy this time of year.

Wheat said...

Thats cool to know that a chroma blur option may be on the table. Also, I'm noticing something kinda weird, with footage that is really dark, when I apply the filter in its default setting (6-vector, but no modification), I'm seeing some faint macro blocks.

44v said...

Interesting. If you send me a short video clip or a still image that shows the problem I can debug it.

Wheat said...

I'm sorry I didn't notice the updated message. I will post something when I get a chance, may still be a week or so. Deadlines.

44v said...

No worries. I've been really busy too. :) There will probably be a new release soon though.

Burns Luciano said...

great plug in. only thing that is missing is the white and black on the 6 vector it would be a nice addition to the plug in. but great plug in i love how i can fix selective colors in the video i have always been saying video needs a plug in like that and here it is. dont sleep on this plug in its realy good. here is my before and after test with this plug in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGDCDqZlu5Y