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Toolfarm Top 10 DaVinci Resolve: The Toolfarm Top 10 Votes for 2018 Are Tallied…

Toolfarm Top 10 DaVinci Resolve

The votes have been tallied for Toolfarm Top 10 Resolve and here are the results for the people’s choice of favorite plug-ins for Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. We have some new products on the list this year and some major shakeups. Congrats to all of the vendors who placed in our poll and thank you to everyone who voted!

This year we had a fantastic voter turn out in the 2018 Toolfarm Top 10 Plug-in Awards. These are the top plug-ins and products of 2018 as voted by our Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, CINEMA 4DFinal Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, and Avid Media Composer Users!

These are, basically, the MUST-HAVE plug-ins for DaVinci Resolve! It is the Toolfarm Top 10 DaVinci Resolve, after all. We have some crazy ties for this one, too.

We’re going to tell you a bit about each plug-in below.

Toolfarm Top 10 DaVinci Resolve Winners!

5. (6-way mega-tie!)
ABSoftNeat Video
Boris Continuum Magic Sharp
Boris Continuum Primatte Studio
FilmConvert for OFX
RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur
Red Giant Magic Bullet Film

I wasn’t joking when I said it was a crazy tie! These six products each had an equal number of votes. And so, this is unprecedented. Maybe we need an electoral college! They are listed alphabetically, by the vendor.

 

ABSoft Neat Video ProABSoft Neat Video Pro

This is personally my favorite noise removal plug-in, and there are a lot of great tools out there! Last year, Neat Video Pro tied for third place in this category.

Unsurpassed noise removal for several popular NLEs.

Neat Video uses the most advanced noise reduction algorithms available to minimize noise in just a few clicks while maintaining sharpness and detail of the footage. Whether your noise and grain are attributed to old VHS footage, low light, or are artifacts from digitizing, Neat Video Pro is the only tool that you will need.

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Boris Continuum Magic SharpBoris Continuum Magic Sharp

Last year, Magic Sharp did not place, so welcome to the top 10!

Unrivaled Detail Without the Artifacts

The Continuum Magic Sharp filter is a state-of-the-art image enhancement tool. Magic Sharp goes above and beyond any other image sharpening filter available today.

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Magic Sharp is also included with the Continuum annual subscription and the  Continuum perpetual license.

To download a trial version, click on the product page.

Boris Continuum Primatte StudioBoris Continuum Primatte Studio

Primatte Studio is also new to the list this year. Therefore, congrats again to Boris FX!

Easily chroma key and composite using the same Academy Award-nominated compositing tech (Photron’s Primatte) as major blockbusters like the Lord of the Rings series, Harry Potter films, and Spider-Man. The new Primatte Studio is the ultimate blue/green screen toolset.

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Primatte Studio is also included with the Continuum annual subscription and the Continuum perpetual license.

To download a trial version, click on the product page.

FilmConvert for OFXFilmConvert for OFX

FilmConvert took second place on our list last year. Congrats once again to FilmConvert!

Give Digital camera footage the color and grain of your favorite film stocks

Ever since the introduction of Digital Cameras, digital evangelists have been saying how Film would eventually be superseded and replaced. After several decades, this is finally happening. However, many people don’t like the look of the digital footage straight out of the camera. FilmConvert fixes this!

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur

RE:Vision Effects ReelSmart Motion Blur

RSMB took 9th place last year in our poll.

Applies natural-looking motion blur by automatically tracking every pixel.

RE:Vision Effects’ sophisticated tracking technology is the root of ReelSmart Motion Blur, so there is no manual labor to complicate it. You have total control with the amount of blur that you apply if you choose to modify the calculated blur. ReelSmart Motion Blur also allows users to produce captivating and experimental effects by blurring a sequence by applying the motion from another.

ReelSmart Motion Blur Pro ReelSmart Motion Blur Regular

To download a trial version, click on the product page.

Red Giant Magic Bullet Film

Red Giant Magic Bullet Film

Another new product to the list this year! Congrats to Red Giant.

The look of real motion picture film

Give your footage chemistry. Magic Bullet Film gives your digital footage the look of real film by emulating the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative to color grading, and finally to the print stock – all in real time.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.


3. (tie) Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks and Red Giant Universe

The ties continue with 3rd place, and two products from Red Giant. Believe it or not, neither of these products placed last year. Congrats to Red Giant on another win!

Red Giant Magic Bullet LooksRed Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Effortlessly enhance and correct your footage, accurately reproducing the look of film stocks or lens filters.

Magic Bullet Looks includes 200 state-of-the-art fully-customizable Look presets, constructed to simulate the film look of well-known films and television shows and genres. The intuitive interface of Magic Bullet Looks is unmatched in the industry for ease-of-use and customization, and the results are absolutely impressive! Download a demo and try Magic Bullet Looks now!

Magic Bullet Looks is also included in the Magic Bullet Suite.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

 

UniverseRed Giant Universe

Universe is new to the top 10 this year. Congrats to Red Giant!

Video transition and effects plugins for editors and motion graphics artists

Red Giant Universe is a collection of 79 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.

Universe is subscription only.

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1. (Tie) Boris Continuum and Boris Sapphire

Tying for 1st place are two products from Boris FX, Continuum and Sapphire. These are both favorite effects packages that can rocket your motion graphics and VFX to the next level. Because of the tie, there is no second place. Continuum took 5th place last year while Sapphire was tied for third.

Boris ContinuumBoris Continuum

The most comprehensive visual effects and motion graphics plug-ins collection available!

Continuum 2019 is the latest major upgrade for the most comprehensive plug-in collection on the market. Key features include the rebirth of Particle Illusion, the famed motion graphics generator, new Title Studio image-processing shaders such as glows, rays, and blurs for visually-stunning titles and lower thirds, new Mocha Essentials workspace with 4 new spline tools like magnetic edge snapping and geometric shapes for faster tracking and masking, new point-driven parameter tracking powered by Mocha, and overall GPU-acceleration.

There is an annual subscription and a perpetual license available.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

 

Boris Sapphire

Boris Sapphire

Sapphire is the most in demand, unequaled, work-horse plug-in suite for visual effects.

Sapphire 2019 is the latest major upgrade for the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins.  A totally revamped and enhanced LensFlare and Flare Designer, and new PixelSort digital glitch art effect are key features. There is also a new WhipLash transition, anew animating shape tool for Effect and Transition Builder, as well as a new Mocha Essentials workspace with new spline tools like magnetic edge snapping and is optimized for maximum CPU and GPU performance.

There is a subscription and a perpetual license available.

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To download a trial version, click on the product page.

Posted by Michele Yamazaki