Take a look at some footage I treated with the Water Color 2 plugin from Lyric Media’s FINAL CUT EFFECTS package.

Cool!

I also really like the FILL LIGHT one. Brings out the details in the shadows. Adds a bit of noise, which is to be expected when you brighten the black areas, but with a few adjustments, it looks really good. I get the same look with DFT 55mm’s Silver Reflector. But Lyric is a tad cheaper…

Just thought I’d share. So many people asking “How do I get the SCANNER DARKLY look with FCP?”

Here you go.

EDIT: CLIP HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO BE SPLIT SCREEN. To show you the original clip and the effect that the filter causes.