I do not have a disclosure about my the reviews that I do for plug-ins. What you should know is I try to be as honest as possible about the plugin for the professional freelancer or amateur that spends their hard earned money wisely. There are many kinds of professionals in this field, corporate clients, wedding or events, music videos, feature film, and documentary filmmakers. Today we rent ourselves out to anyone to pay the bills. So when I review a product you will hear me try to categorize which filmmaker would benefit from the plugin. I also try to be as respectful to the vendors as possible. But I will not tell you to buy a product if I do not believe in it. That being said…here is the review for Yanobox Moods. 🙂
Yanobox Moods is a unique color grading plug-in with a full screen interface for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Motion and After Effects.
It is a pretty simple and effective color grading plug-in that comes with a handful of presets that can get you started. The coolest thing about Moods is the first parameter, the desaturate button. I love the fact that all I have to do is pull down to get a bleach bypass look. If I’m color grading with this plug-in I will be using that each time. Old habits die hard and I’m still a fan of the Color Corrector 3-Way…which is what Moods is but on an Energy Drink. It gets you the results fast and with time I believe this is a plug-in that I will be using more often. This is a great plug-in for someone that has less to no experience with color correction. It is all there in one plug-in and easy to use. The presets will get you off and running in no time.
Moods is $49, which is not a bad price but I could see more people buying it at $19.
If you are running FCP X then check out this cool tutorial put out by Noise Industries.