Tonalizer|VFX PRO is a tonality enhancement- and fine-tuning tool. Tonalizer|VFX PRO differs from to the conventional category of color grading tools that assists in establishing a certain desired creative style, look or mood to the footage.
Although Tonalizer|VFX PRO is helpful in combination with other tools supporting such tasks, the main purpose of Tonalizer|VFX PRO is to enhance the “raw” footage and offset inescapable shortcomings due to adverse capture conditions such as lack of shadow- or highlight details, overall contrast, color strength, over- or under exposure, color cast due to inappropriate white balancing etc. Tonalizer|VFX PRO enables such corrections to be performed in a manner that takes into account the technical limitation of the original data which are often highly compressed and thus delicate and easily prone to revealing posterization, noise and related compression induced artifacts.
Operations in Tonalizer|VFX PRO are performed in a scene adaptive manner employing per-frame as well as across-frames computations that take the dynamics of the footage into account. Furthermore all operations in Tonalizer|VFX PRO are color preserving. In addition to offering all the essential tools to make advanced scene adaptive tonal corrections, Tonalizer|VFX PRO offers appropriate noise reduction technology and software-based aliasing-suppression that helps to mitigate sampling related artifacts.
Depending on the task at hand Tonalizer|VFX PRO can be used as the exclusive correction performed on a clip or it can be used in combination with several other corrections and effects. In such cases it is usually best to apply Tonalizer|VFX PRO prior to visual effects-style corrections or corrections that aims at creating a certain creative look.