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Scott Carter
Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse and AE2019
on Oct 22, 2018 at 5:56:26 pm

Is Adobe no longer supporting Color Finesse in After Effects as a color correction tool. Just updated to AE 2019 and no longer see it. Tried to copy CF3 from AE 2018 effects folder into AE 2019 effects folder and I just get an error message that CF3 is only supported by AE 2018 and earlier. I am really gonna be bummed out if I can no longer use Color Finesse. I like Lumetri, however, for some tasks color finesse works better. Any info on this would be highly appreciated.

Scott Carter
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Tim Kurkoski
Re: Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse and AE2019
on Oct 23, 2018 at 6:48:02 pm

As of the October 2018 release of After Effects CC (version 16.0), the Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse plug-in is no longer bundled with After Effects.

This is noted (towards the bottom) along with other new features and enhancements, here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/whats-new.html

Color Finesse was first distributed with After Effects 6.5 in 2004. It helped fill a gap in the After Effects toolset, specifically a comprehensive set of color grading tools, including a vectorscope and waveform monitor.

More recently, After Effects has integrated the Lumetri Color effect (November 2015) and the Lumetri Scopes panel (April 2017) from Premiere Pro, which enable color grading and monitoring within the After Effects user interface, without needing to open a separate window.

The Color Finesse plug-in is still available from Synthetic Aperture.
https://www.syntheticaperture.com/

Without the Color Finesse plug-in, projects created with it in earlier versions of After Effects will not render as expected in After Effects 16.0. I recommend that you complete such projects in the earlier version, or switch to using the Lumetri Color effect.


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