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!

02 March, 2009

Next steps revised

I've got a busy time ahead since my family is expanding (!) and want to get v1.0 AND v1.1 out the door as soon as possible.

Therefore my priorities are as such:
  • Focus on core features.
  • Trim away obscure and unnecessary functionality.
  • Move towards a simpler UI with optional "expert" settings.
What's currently in the upcoming v1.1:
  • New white balance algorithm with Temperature/Tint sliders, like in Ad*be Lightroom/Camera RAW.
  • Protect Highlights feature for white balance.
  • Unsharp Mask effect.
  • Performance improvements on Shader Model 3.0 capable cards.
  • Optional high precision internal buffers.
  • Simplified 6-vector user interface (can still switch to old one)
  • Switchable color space (BT.709, BT.601 with NTSC or PAL primaries)
  • Improved documentation.
  • REMOVED: Effect blend levels.
  • REMOVED: Levels RGBA/RGB target dropdown. (made little sense as it was)
Will likely be cut from v1.1:
  • "Matte" generator for framing the image.
  • Smart Blur effect.
Comments, wishes or got stories of how you use ColorLab? Send me anything. :)