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Tiffen DFX Software! by cinequipwhite
January 28, 2010, 4:34 pm
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 You may recall recent posts about the Tiffen DFX software; the nifty program that will help you tweak your photos from great to exceptional. Now version 2 of the acclaimed software has been released, and if you were waiting; now is the time to act!

The Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters. Up to 1000 filters, including simulations of many popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction plus natural light and photographic effects–are now in a controlled digital environment with either 8 or 16 bits per channel processing.
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Great for colour Temp. alterations
 
Available in 3 configurations: as a powerful but user-friendly standalone application for still images, or as separate plug-ins for either still imaging or video and film post production software, Tiffen Dfx filters, expands your creative experience. Dfx provides you with everything you will need to enhance your images using a staggering amount of filter presets. Using the Dfx Standalone version, any filter can be limited to a portion of the screen using sophisticated but simple to use masking controls. A layering system to apply multiple filters as well as a batch processing system rounds out Dfx’s set of tools.
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Lens Distortion corrects for pin-cushioning and barrel distortion of camera lenses. It is also useful for creating the look of a wide angle lens.

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, a video or film editor, or graphic designer, Dfx’s visual workflow and easy to use tools will help you create stunning images.
Dfx is comprised of the following filters: Ambient Light, Auto Adjust, Black and White, Black/White Looks, Black Diffusion/FX®, Black Pro-Mist®, Bleach Bypass, Blur, Bronze Glimmerglass®, Center Spot, Chromatic Aberration, Close-Up Lens, Color Compensating, Color Conversion, Color Correct, Color-Grad®, Color Infrared, Color Looks, Color Spot, Cool Pro-Mist®, Cross Processing, Day for Night, Defog, Defringe, Depth of Field, Diffusion, Dot, Double Fog, Dual Grad, Edge Glow, Enhancing, Eye Light, Faux Film, Flag, Flashing, Fluorescent, Fog, F-Stop, GamColor Gels, Gels, Glimmerglass®, Glow, Gobo, Gold Diffusion/FX®, Gold Reflector, Grain, Halo, Haze, HDTV/FX®, High Contrast, HFX® Star, Ice Halos, Infrared, Kelvin, Lens Distortion, Light, Light Balancing, Low Contrast, Mono Tint, ND-Grad, Night Vision, Nude/FX®, Old Photo, Overexpose, Ozone, Paint, Pencil, Photographic, Polarizer, Printer Points, Pro-Mist®, Rack Focus, Radial Exposure, Rainbow, ReLight, Rosco Gels, Selective Color Correct, Selective Saturation, Sepia, Sharpen, Sky, Silver Reflector, Smoque®, Soft Contrast, Soft/FX®, Soft Light, Split Field, Split Tone, Star, Streaks, Strip Grad, Sunset/Twilight, Telecine, Temperature, Three Strip, Tint, Two Strip, Ultra Contrast, Vari-Star, Vignette, 812® Warming, Warm Black Pro-Mist®, Warm Center Spot, Warm Polarizer, Warm Pro-Mist®, Warm Soft/FX®, Water Droplets, Wide Angle Lens, and X-Ray.
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The ND or Neutal Density Grad darkens only a portion of the image using a graduated transition between the darkened portion and the original image. It selectively adjusts brightness without affecting color balance. The most likely use for the ND-Grad would be to balance the difference between the sky and the ground.
 
Dfx Complete Stand-alone Features
• 113 individual filters
• Thousands of customizable presets
• Simulation of Tiffen glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
• Rosco and GamColor Gel libraries
• Rosco and Gam Gobo libraries for lighting effects
• Paint system that includes Color, Clone and Red-Eye Removal brushes
• Image effects including non-destructive Crop, Rotate and Scale
• Layering system for multiple filter application
• Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools
• Variation generator for effect parameters
• Batch processing
• Color management using ICC profiles
• 8 or 16 bit image processing
• Exchangeable Image File Format (Exif)
• Camera RAW, TIFF, JPEG as well as Kodak Cineon and DPX file formats
• Multi-processor acceleration
 
Dfx Photoshop / Aperture Plug-in Features
• 110 individual filters
• Thousands of customizable presets
• Simulation of Tiffen glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
• Rosco and GamColor Gel libraries
• Rosco and Gam Gobo libraries for lighting effects
• Layering system for multiple filter application
• Sophisticated but easy to use masking tools
• Variation generator for effect parameters
• 8 or 16 bit image processing
• Multi-processor acceleration
 
Dfx Post-Production Plug-in Features
• 110 individual filters
• Thousands of customizable presets
• Simulation of Tiffen glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects
• Rosco and GamColor Gel libraries
• Rosco and Gam Gobo libraries for lighting effects
• 8 or 16 bit image processing
• Multi-processor acceleration
 
I would wholly recommend downloading and testing out the Trial. It is exceptional software with a tonne of options. With the filters alone you have access to thousands of dollars of ‘digital glass’ with the click of a button. 
If you are interested at all, swing by the Toronto office and we can give you a walkthrough of how to use it. And, if you are one of the iPhone inclined, take a look at the DFX for iPhone!
Also, don’t forget, Tiffen / Lowel will be giving away a free Lowel Blender, and a softcover edition of ‘The Steadicam Operators Handbook’. Just talk to Don, and enter to win!
~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.
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