Plugin Solutions For Final Cut Pro, Color, & Motion

Levels and Curves: G Simple Levels

G Simple Levels is an incredibly useful plugin that gives you creative control over the levels in your video. By allowing you to turn off the clipping of the video levels, it can also function as a contrast control with an even greater range of adjustment than G Contrast. The Show Levels option displays a non-rendering graph over your video showing you exactly what the plugin is doing so that you can precisely affect your video.

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 Levels 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.
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 gives you a visual overview of the different Level settings applied to a basic grayscale image, with the Show Levels diagnostic graph displayed.

Default Settings

Lowered White Level

Raised Black Level


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


Lowered White Output

Raised Black Output

Clipping On

Clipping Off


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