Sheffield Softworks Vintage

Sheffield Softworks Vintage


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Sheffield Softworks Vintage

If you're tired of Sepia, try Vintage to spice up your project

The Vintage plugin emulates the look of early color film techniques by mathematically recreating the conditions of the original physical process.


All of the film techniques emulated by Vintage recorded color by passing the image thru colored filters and exposing separate images on black and white film. Technicolor 2 Strip recorded the red and green images, Multicolor recorded red and blue. Both of these techniques could reproduce decent skintones, but Multicolor could not reproduce greens, and Technicolor 2 Strip had no blue channel. Technicolor 3 Strip recorded red, green, and blue. Because of this and the separate strip recording, 3 Strip produced the beautiful technicolor spectrum.

For each of the 3 processes emulated, Vintage provides a normal and a “quick” mode. The quick mode renders faster, but you can’t tweak the settings.

At the beginning of the last century there were a number of competing methodologies used to bring color to black and white film. Some of these processes used reduced color recording techniques, like Multicolor and Technicolor 2 Strip. Others, like Technicolor 3 Strip, recorded the full color palette, but in a way that differs from modern color film. Vintage provides settings for:

  • Technicolor 3 Strip
  • Technicolor 2 Strip
  • Multicolor



This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

Please refer to the FxFactory page for updated system requirements.  FXFactory Pro is a paid version with the same system requirements as the free version.

Works with Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, After Effects