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!

19 May, 2009

AAV ColorLab 1.0 release candidate 2

I just uploaded release candidate 2, you can find it here or by using the "Downloads" link to the right.

Please: uninstall any previous version of ColorLab before running the 32-bit .msi file. It's now set up to automatically upgrade (and should do so from rc1) but better to be safe.

64-bit notes:
  • Tested by me only with Vegas Pro 9 on Windows 7.
  • The x86 and x64 versions should be able to live side-by-side on your system.

Release highlights:

I know one or two reported bugs didn't go into this one, if so, please report your problem by going here. Failing that, you can always e-mail me (see readme) or comment here on the blog.

Hope I can lock down v1.0 soon, there is so much nice stuff in v1.1 around the corner. :)

Edit: You can find the proper RC2 readme file in the Downloads section. I accidentally bundled an old PDF in the installers.

13 comments:

Sebastien said...

Thanks! I've installed it and used it in a small test. So far so good! I'll let you know if I run into any bugs. Keep it up!

Carl Ådahl said...

Sebastien: Great. :) May I ask what operating system (and service packs) and which version of Vegas you are using?

Anonymous said...

Vista x64 Ultimate, running Vegas Pro 8.0 and 8.1. No problem switching between the 32 and 64 bit versions of Vegas.

Blooming marvellous!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great plugin. Looking forward to what's around the corner.

Anonymous said...

I have been using this program for a while, thank you, it is really good. Are there updates forthcoming?
I am using this program with 64 bit Windows 7, using both 32 and 64 bit Vegas and it works great so far.

Chris Brekne said...

Thanks for this! Just tried it out, and works like dream - nice and precise :-)

Carl Ådahl said...

Thanks. No progress (apart from 1.1 being halfway done) as supporting my family comes first and the donations for ColorLab aren't enough to warrant spending time on it right now. Still, it's not abandoned (yet).

Roman Beilharz, UVASONAR Media Pool/Germany said...

Carl, thank you so much for this VERY helpful plugin. I have been using it for three months now without a single glitch (Vegas Pro 9/64 on Win7/64, Core i7 860@4x4 GHz, 8 GB RAM). This plugin works more stabil and precise than most commercial plugins I have tested (and as a journalist, I have tested quite a few...).

I'll donate some bucks in a second and please, Vegas-users out there:

SUPPORT THIS DEVELOPMENT!!

IMO Carl deserves every cent, since his plug offers great performance (GPU)/options (advanced grading) for every serious cutter.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Carl, sorry it has been a while since I replied, I'm glad to hear it is not abandoned. I hope to see advancement on the project, but I hear you. Family always comes first.

Carlos said...

Lets support this guy! Thanks very much. Sorry im a poor student "movie maker" when i win some money i donate to you...

Thanks from Brazil

Anonymous said...

For what its worth, I've noticed that if you check the GLOW feature within the Blur tab, and then leave the filter (by either adjusting another filter in the chain or simply closing out) AND then return to tweak that same Colorlab filter, the previously enabled GLOW feature becomes unchecked.

Crazy Jeze said...

Any possible i can help to tranlate to Chinese?

mpetersonnw said...

Carl, This plugin is fantastic I use it all the time. Please please make a version of it for After Effects! You will make money I assure you