Dehancer vs Color.io
With so many LUTs and plugins for film emulation on the market it can be hard to know which tool is the best fit for your needs. What is the best method for achieving a true film look and why are so many photographers and filmmakers making the switch from Dehancer to Color.io? Let's find out!
Color.io - a standalone alternative to Dehancer
Color.io is an ACES powered film emulator that allows cinematographers, photographers and colorists to create cinema-grade LUTs and DCTLs for hundreds of applications and workflows. Color.io runs directly in the browser, making it a truly platform independent alternative to Dehancer Pro.
Traditional film emulation LUTs and plugins like Dehancer Pro are made is by taking simple measurements of a large number of colors from both digital (top row) and film sources (bottom row) and then computing static mapping tables, or 3D LUTs, that translate one color response to the other.
Tools like Dehancer Pro offer a number of these mapping tables to emulate some Kodak and Fuji film stocks. However, with a limited number of film stocks to choose from, it can be challenging to achieve a truly unique look that fits your specific creative vision. That's not a flaw of Dehancer in any way, it's just a consequence of the static nature of these types of film emulations. And this is where Color.io comes in.
The new standard in film color.
Color.io is not software that emulates film stocks by statically mapping digital colors to their film representation like Dehancer or FilmConvert. Color.io uses mathematical models to simulate the way film responds to light. It enables emulation of film stocks via the physically accurate synthesis of film-like colors and remodelling of the images pixel structure to fundamentally reshape its character.
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Create 3D LUTs and DCTLs for your application and workflows with the most powerful tool for cutting edge film emulation and cinematic look design. Get started with Color.io for free, directly in your browser. No download or registration required!