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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using RevisionFX RE: Match 2.0.1 for Color Correction and Stereo Enhancement


RevisionFX RE: Match 2.0.1: A Review




If you have ever worked with multicam or stereo footage, you know how challenging it can be to match the colors and textures of different shots or views. Whether it's due to different lighting conditions, camera settings, lenses or angles, there are often noticeable discrepancies that can ruin the continuity and quality of your video.




RevisionFX RE: Match 2.0.1



That's where RevisionFX RE: Match comes in handy. It's a plugin that can automatically match the colors and textures of your footage using sophisticated algorithms and optical flow methods. It can handle a variety of scenarios, such as matching multiple cameras, improving stereo pairs, dissolving between shots and reusing color corrections.


In this article, we will review the features, workflow and pros and cons of RE: Match 2.0.1, the latest version of this plugin. We will also answer some frequently asked questions about it.


Features of RE: Match




Color matching




One of the main features of RE: Match is its ability to color correct one shot to match another when using multiple takes or cameras. It can do this automatically using several methods, such as:


  • Matching using the whole image or part of an image



  • Matching using any point in time of the sequence



  • Matching using a set of stills as reference



  • Matching using a color correction window



RE: Match can also perform automatic whole-image color correction based on a smaller window of pixels for each image sequence. This can help reduce noise and artifacts in low-light or high-contrast situations.


Stereo matching




Another feature of RE: Match is its ability to improve stereo footage by knowing that the two views are captured at the same time with a small distance between them. It can do this by taking into account factors such as:


  • Occlusions between the two views



  • Frame edge differences



  • Reflections, lens flares and specular highlights



  • On-lens artifacts (such as water drops)



RE: Match can also perform automatic image registration using optical flow methods, which means that it does not require image alignment prior to use. It also provides visualization modes to guide what it is doing internally.


Other features




Besides color matching and stereo matching, RE: Match also offers some other features that can enhance your footage, such as:


  • Handling HDR imagery and very wide dynamic ranges



  • Dissolving color corrective matching between user-selected reference frames along the timeline



  • Storing and reusing a color correction on other sequences via cut-and-paste



How to use RE: Match




Installation and compatibility




To install RE: Match, you need to download it from the RevisionFX website. You can choose between different versions depending on your operating system (Windows or Mac) and your host application (After Effects, Premiere Pro or OFX-compatible software). You can also try a free trial before buying a license.


Workflow and interface




To use RE: Match, you need to apply it to your clips in your host application. Depending on whether you are using color matching or stereo matching, you will see different parameters and options in the plugin interface.


For color matching, you need to select a source clip (the clip you want to match) and a reference clip (the clip you want to match to). You can then choose a method for matching (whole image, part of image, point in time or stills). You can also adjust the strength, saturation, gamma and exposure of the match.


For stereo matching, you need to select a left view clip and a right view clip. You can then choose a method for matching (whole image or part of image). You can also adjust the strength, saturation, gamma and exposure of the match. You can also enable or disable occlusion handling, edge handling and reflection handling.


Tips and tricks




To get the best results with RE: Match, here are some tips and tricks you can follow:


  • Use the visualization modes to see what RE: Match is doing internally. You can switch between different modes such as original view, matched view, difference view or matte view.



  • Use the color correction window to perform automatic whole-image color correction based on a smaller window of pixels for each image sequence. You can drag the window around or resize it to select different areas.



  • Use the matte refinement options to fine-tune the stereo match within a matte. You can adjust parameters such as smoothness, erosion or dilation.



Pros and cons of RE: Match




Pros




Some of the benefits of using RE: Match are:


  • It saves time and effort by automating the color matching process.



  • It improves the quality and consistency of your footage by eliminating color discrepancies.



  • It works well with different types of footage, such as multicam, stereo or HDR.



  • It offers flexibility and control by allowing you to choose different methods and parameters for matching.



  • It supports various host applications and platforms.



Cons




Some of the limitations or drawbacks of using RE: Match are:


  • It requires a license fee to use it beyond the trial period.



  • It may not work well with extreme cases of mismatched footage or complex scenes.



  • It may introduce some artifacts or noise in some situations.



  • It may have compatibility issues with some versions or updates of host applications.



Conclusion and FAQs




In conclusion, RevisionFX RE: Match 2.0.1 is a plugin that can automatically match colors and textures in multicam and stereo footage. It offers various features such as color matching, stereo matching, HDR handling, color correction dissolve and reuse. It also provides an easy-to-use interface with different methods and options for matching. It has some pros such as saving time, improving quality, working well with different types of footage and offering flexibility. It also has some cons such as requiring a license fee, not working well with extreme cases, introducing some artifacts and having compatibility issues.


If you are interested in trying out RE: Match for yourself, you can download it from RevisionFX website. Here are some FAQs that might help you:



  • What is the difference between RE: Match V1 and V2?



The main difference is that V2 has added support for OFX-compatible software, such as Nuke, Fusion, Flame and Resolve. It also has improved performance and stability, as well as some bug fixes.


  • How much does RE: Match cost?



The price of RE: Match depends on the version and the host application you choose. For After Effects and Premiere Pro, RE: Match costs $189.95 for the standard version and $329.95 for the pro version. For OFX-compatible software, RE: Match costs $189.95 for the color version and $329.95 for the stereo version. You can also buy a bundle of both versions for $449.95.


  • What are the system requirements for RE: Match?



The system requirements for RE: Match vary depending on the host application and the platform you use. For After Effects and Premiere Pro, you need Windows 7 or later or Mac OS X 10.10 or later. For OFX-compatible software, you need Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.10 or later or Linux Red Hat Enterprise 6 or CentOS 6 or later. You also need a GPU that supports OpenGL 2.0 or later.


  • Where can I find tutorials and support for RE: Match?



You can find tutorials and support for RE: Match on the RevisionFX website. There you can watch instructional videos, read user manuals, access forums and contact customer service.


  • What are some alternatives to RE: Match?



Some alternatives to RE: Match are:


  • Magic Bullet Colorista: A plugin that offers professional color correction tools and presets.



  • Magic Bullet Looks: A plugin that offers creative color grading tools and presets.



  • PluralEyes: A plugin that syncs audio and video from multiple cameras.



  • Offload: A plugin that backs up your footage from multiple cameras.



I hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new about RevisionFX RE: Match 2.0.1. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!



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