Filmconvert by Rubber Monkey Software is a must have for low budget filmmaker it gives us the ability to emulate film stock with our digital footage. I have been using this software for a few months now and I would say it is worth the $199 price tag for the standalone. I love the way this program is simple to use but produce great film stock emulations without spending thousands of dollars for Dark Energy Professional.
FilmConvert : Film footage was processed at Park Road Post and scanned at Weta Digital using an Arriscan at 4k. Here is a demonstration of the software:To get this software click on this link: http://www.filmconvert.com/
If you would like to know more about the Arriscan visit this website/pdf: http://www.broadcaststore.com/pdf/model/798556/2008_09-10_ARRISCAN_Brochure.pdf
This is what Vincent Laforet the man that started the DLSR revoution with his short called Reverie in september 2012 said “I love film.Most of us love film. In fact when I told my father I wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a photographer (my father was a photographer for Gamma Press, and then the Director of Photography and principle photographer for Premiere Magazine in France) more than 22 years ago – he was so against the idea, that he sent me to the 3 consecutive darkrooms over 3 summers, to try to dissuade me from my career choice… The first summer was spent in a black and white darkroom with one of the top french master printers, named Guy Ben… the next summer was C-41 and C-41 printing… the last was at an E-6 lab, where I learned to process the film, and also Cibachrome printing… after 3 summers, he finally gave me his blessing because his efforts to dissuade me had failed… These days, I hate to say it, but I do get frustrated when I see the Kodak ads in film trade publications. Not because I think they are wrong or irrelevant. But because I feel like they’re not only losing sight of the bigger picture (and the inevitable realities) but also ignoring the potential of what is truly out there…”
Don’t get me wrong if you had $13,000 for the Dark Energy Professional you should defiantly get it. Movies like Act of Valor use this and the movie looks amazing considering It was mainly shot oh Canon 5D mark II. Here a link to Shane Hurlbut blog which Mike McCarthy, explains: http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2012/05/act-of-valor-workflow/
When it comes to pros I wish I was these guys.