Plugin Solutions For Final Cut Pro, Color, & Motion

Levels and Curves: G Simple Curves

G Simple Curves has all the features of G Simple Levels, but adds the ability to smoothly alter the tones of the image using curves. These curves have been specially designed for video use, and although simple in operation, they can produce beautiful results. The curves can also be used to simulate film-like gamma characteristics, giving your video a warmth and richness that adds depth and drama.

Colour Space RGB
Most video is natively in the Y’CbCr space (commonly and incorrectly known as “YUV”). By allowing the selection of Y’CbCr or RGB, you can create a different visual effect. When working in Y’CbCr, only Y’ level is affected, preserving colour saturation. In RGB, R, G and B are affected, creating changes in both the lightness / darkness of the image and it’s saturation.
Show Curves on
By turning this control on, a graph will appear showing you how the plugin is affecting your image. This graph does not render onto your video.
White Level 0 to 255 Lowering White Level will brighten image.
Black Level 0 to 255 Raising Black Level will darken image.
White Output 0 to 255 Lowering White Output will make the whole image dimmer by limiting the maximum brightness of the image.
Black Output 0 to 255 Raising Black Output will make the dark areas of the image brighter, making the image look foggy.
White Curve -100%
to 100%
Positive values bend the bright part of the curve upwards, brightening highlights and negative values bend it downwards dimming highlights.
Black Curve -100%
to 100%
Positive values bend the dark part of the curve upwards, brightening shadows and negative values bend it downwards darkening shadows.
Clip Output Levels on
By turning Clip Output Levels OFF, values beyond the end of the curve will be set to the extremes, and when Clip Output Levels is ON, values will remain constant.

The following shows some of the results of different curve settings applied to a basic grayscale image. Note the Show Levels control is set to display a diagnostic graph.

Default Settings

White Curve 100%



Package Contains:

G Cool Blur
G Directional Blur
G Horizontal & Vertical Blur
G H and V Blur Glow
G Radial Blur

Extra Touches :
G Beauty
G Bug Eye
G Earthquaker
G FBM Noise
G Lens Flare
G Reverberator
G Split Screen
G Star
G Theatrical
G Tone Enhancer

G Alpha Expander
G Chroma Smoother
G Copy Channel
G Deflash
G Deflicker
G Field
G Reinterlacer

Image F/X:
G Diffuse
G False Colour
G Monochrome
G Posterise
G Saturator
G Saturator Balanced
G Sharpen
G Surreal
G Threshold
G TInt

Levels and Curves:
G Contrast
G Detail Contrast
G Detail Levels
G Hyper Contrast
G Levels
G Simple Contrast
G Simple Curves
G Simple Levels
G Super Levels

Noise Reduction:
G Chroma Noise Reduction
G Spatial Noise Reduction
G Temporal Noise Reduction

Time Tools:
G 50 Percent
G Timelapse

TV Effects:
G Analogue
G Chroma Shift
G Digital
G Head Clog
G Resolution
G Roll
G Scratch
G Shift
G TV Lines

G Burn
G Directional Blur Dissolve
G Dissolve
G Glow Dissolve
G H and V Blur Dissolve
G Lens Flare Transition
G Long Dissolve
G Sharp Dissolve
G Spring

G Bars
G Countdown Master
G FBM Noise
G Fields and Frames
G Laser
G Lines
G Long Lines
G Random
G Video Strip


White Curve -100%

Black Curve 100%

Black Curve -100%
White Curve 100% and
Black Curve -100%

White Curve -100% and
Black Curve 100%
White Curve 50% and
Black Curve -50% for a nice
S-shaped Gamma curve

Clipping On
Clipping Off


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