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nov
21

Nexyad Automated Color Grading to enhancing films, clips and pictures


NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #22, November 21th 2017





Nexyad Skin « Pink Melancholia »





What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.

November in high latitudes is a bit sad with lack of light and grey white skies. But Pink Melancholia, the new Nexyad Skin, reminds that sadness can be beautiful.







Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey clip.






Available Library of Nexyad Skins »





With Nexyad Automated Skins, it’s easy to color grade your films, videos, and pictures. They all look different with unique atmosphere. Watch below, we took a picture and applied 18 different available Nexyad Skins on it.
Click on images to upsize them


SOVCOLOR                                                             TEAL & ORANGE


GREEN & PINK                                                             SHINY OCHER


GOLDEN                                                             STEEL & PINK


COLORFUL                                                             DARK & COLD


SOFT SUNNY                                                             1969 SPIRIT





juil
13

Nexyad Automatic Color Grading to Reproduce Underground Cinema


NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #21, July 13th 2017





Nexyad Skin « Rusty Purple »





What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.

Rusty Purple is a genuine product of Nexyad. Dark ambient, hard contrasts, purple instead of red and pink tones. The idea is to make the viewer in depressed state. Underground cinema also uses powerful color grading like our examples of Stalker by Andrei Tarkowski. This kind of images doesn’t exist in real world, but they follow painters impressionism school. Cinematographers recreate an alternative reality to give character to their work. The audience have to adapt to art and change its models of the reality, since in any case everything is false in movies. Idea of reality is just a feeling given by director talent.




Stalker« Stalker » directed by Andrei Tarkovski.






Available Library of Nexyad Skins »





With Nexyad Automated Skins, it’s easy to color grade your films, videos, and pictures. They all look different with unique atmosphere. Watch below, we took a picture and applied 18 different available Nexyad Skins on it.
Click on images to upsize them


SOVCOLOR                                                             TEAL & ORANGE


GREEN & PINK                                                             SHINY OCHER


GOLDEN                                                             STEEL & PINK


COLORFUL                                                             DARK & COLD


SOFT SUNNY                                                             1969 SPIRIT


ANTIC YELLOW                                                             HARD SCI-FI


GREEN & ORANGE                                                             WARM BROWN


PASTEL                                                             GREEN & YELLOW


OLD FASHION                                                             RUSTY PURPLE





avr
11

Nexyad Automatic Color Grading to Reproduce Hollywood Look

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #20, April 11th 2017



Nexyad Skin « Yellow & Green »

What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.

Yellow and green are just beside on the color Wheel, in fact they merge from one to the other. But even combined all together one can keep a good contrast. This Nexyad Skin does not remove the other colors in image, but it rotate them enough to make all agree to each others. So we apply the green on the background and the shadows and the yellow for the characters skins because it is possible. Yellow can have two different significations: the good one for golden, sunny and rich color; or the bad one that means treachery, lying and deceit. Green has the distinction of being perfectly perceived by the human eye as « green » even if it is extremely light or dark. In psychology we can nevertheless distinguish two greens: green apple or green pulling to yellow that gives a positive feeling of fullness and youth (it’s the one that we took for demos films); and contrariwise dark green that is perceived as negative or even maleficent.

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Yellow & Green" 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Yellow & Green" 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

SNCF Conference Gerard Yahiaoui
« Goya’s Ghost » directed by Miloš Forman for quote.



BtoB Day at Pôle Media Grand Paris

The 5th BtoB day of the Cluster took place on Thursday 16th March 2017 at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris Nord, supported by AUDIENS, BCE and Quantum.
As in previous editions, members had the opportunity to pitch their activity and present their latest novelties, the Cluster presented its financial partners, which members was able to meet. This day was marked by an exchange during a networking lunch and personalized BtoB appointments.
The aim was to bring together companies involved in transmedia production and new formats, whether they produce content or technical solutions, in order to promote a commercial (product and technological) offer, to look for commercial and technological partnerships or Opportunities for co-production.
As member of the cluster, Nexyad came to present the Nexyad Skins to the audience.

Gerard Yahiaoui presenting Nexyad Skins
Gerard Yahiaoui presenting Nexyad Skins at Pôle Media


Previous Nexyad Skins

Sample of available Nexyad Skins

           
                          OLD FASHION                                                             TEAL & ORANGE

           
                         SHINY OCHER                                                            WARM BROWN

           
                              GOLDEN                                                                   SOFT SUNNY

           
                          STEEL & PINK                                                                  COLORFUL

See more on the NEXYAD Skin Channel

fév
14

New automated color grading « Pastel » in Nexyad Skins library

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #19, february 14th 2017


For Valentine Day, Nexyad delivers a new wonderful skin for movies, TV shows and pictures.

What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.


Nexyad Skin « Pastel »



Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Pastel" from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

For the Valentine’s day, Nexyad presents a new Skin called « Pastel ». All the colors are desaturated but we turned some tones to give a girly ambiance to images. Then we brings light to enhance the pastel feeling. The result is pretty smooth, with plain and solid colors. The Nexyad Skin « Pastel » is perfect for romance movies, or to figure happy past days in flash-back.

Marie-Antoinette by Sofia CoppolaMarie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola for quote



Sample of available Nexyad Skins

           
                     GREEN & ORANGE                                                           DARK & COLD

                        3-STRIP A LA TECHNICOL0R                                                  SOFT SUNNY

           
                         WARM BROWN                                                           TEAL & ORANGE

           
                          1969 SPIRIT                                                                  OLD FASHION

See more on the NEXYAD Skin Channel

déc
22

NEXYAD Best Wishes end of 2016 Newsletter !
Enhance your films and pictures with the Nexyad Skins

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #18, December 22th 2016


This month, Nexyad delivers a new wonderful skin for movies, TV shows and pictures.

What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.


Nexyad Skin « Warm Brown »



Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Warm Brown" 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.



Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Warm Brown" 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.



You see above two examples of « Warm Brown » color grading. This Skin is genuine creation of Nexyad. We replaced grey tones with Brown ones, we desaturated the high values and turned them to Brown. In order to give a warm atmosphere and to tidy the mess of colors, we eliminated some tones. Below an example of image with similar warm brown color grading.

On the Road
« On the Road » directed by Walter Salles for quote.


Sample of available Nexyad Skins

           
                          OLD FASHION                                                             TEAL & ORANGE

           
                         SHINY OCHER                                                            HARD SCI-FI

           
                              GOLDEN                                                                   SOFT SUNNY

           
                          STEEL & PINK                                                                  COLORFUL

See more on the NEXYAD Skin Channel

nov
08

Give Automatically the right Colors
to your films or Pictures

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #17, November 8th 2016


This month, Nexyad delivers a new wonderful skin for movies, TV shows and pictures.

What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.


Nexyad Skin « Old Fashion »


Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Old Fashion" 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.



Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Old Fashion" 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

You see above two examples of « Old Fashion » color grading. This Nexyad Skin is a Sepia based color, but of course it’s not that simple. We organized colors to reduce amount of it and to obtain an orderly impression without discordant tones. Colors aren’t too much desaturated but turned to produce the Old Fashion feeling.


Previous available Nexyad Skins

           
                            SOVCOLOR                                                             TEAL & ORANGE

           
                  3-STRIP TECHNICOLOR                                                    GREEN & PINK

           
                              GOLDEN                                                                   SOFT SUNNY

           
                          STEEL & PINK                                                                  COLORFUL

           
                          DARK & COLD                                                             GREEN & ORANGE

           
                          1969 SPIRIT                                                                  ANTIC YELLOW

           
                        SHINY OCHER                                                                HARD SCI-FI

Previous Nexyad Visual-Effects Newsletter #16

juil
12

Automated Color Grading :
three new Nexyad Skins for your movies

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #16, July 13th 2016


This month, Nexyad delivers three new skins for movies, TV shows and pictures.

What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.


Nexyad Skin « Hard Sci-Fi »

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Hard Sci-Fi" for automatic color grading from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

With the Nexyad Skin « Hard Sci-Fi », we propose bright images, ethereal, probably from artificial lighting, as commercials about pharmaceutical laboratories with air conditioning and purified atmosphere, clinical environment. It is a clean future and free from impurity, pollution, microbes, defects, anomalies etc.
Minority Report
« Minority Report » directed by Steven Spielberg for quote.


Nexyad Skin « Antic Yellow »

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Antic Yellow" for automatic color grading from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

We pretty succeeded to reproduce « 300  » color grading idea with our « Antic Yellow ». Go on and make strong movies with body suits, swords and Roman red cloaks.

300
« 300  » directed by Zack Snyder for Quote.


Nexyad Skin « Shiny Ocher »

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Shiny Ocher" for automatic color grading from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

The skin « Shiny Ocher » is a genuine creation of Nexyad colorist. The white was removed and replaced by cream. The reds, oranges, magentas, pinks and violets were turned to ocher, etc.


Previous Nexyad Skins

           
                            SOVCOLOR                                                             TEAL & ORANGE

           
                  3-STRIP TECHNICOLOR                                                    GREEN & PINK

           
                              GOLDEN                                                                   SOFT SUNNY

           
                          STEEL & PINK                                                                  COLORFUL

           
                          DARK & COLD                                                             GREEN & ORANGE


                            1969 SPIRIT

Previous Nexyad Visual-Effects Newsletter #15


mai
11

Colorgrade your images automatically with our « 1969 Spirit » skin

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #15, May 10th 2016



Nexyad Skin « 1969 Spirit »



NEXYAD Skin « Spirit 1969″, an automatic color Grading for your films, videos, TV shows and pictures.


What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish. The all process is digital.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention. Job is done in one click.

Automatic Calibration & Color Grading : Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin « 1969 Spirit » 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

Automatic Calibration & Color Grading : Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin « 1969 Spirit » 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

The new Nexyad Skin is very different from our previous skins. This is an image color processing whereby we voluntarily transformed yellows and oranges and have desaturated human skins in high light. The whole gives a kind of rusty images printing. The high and middle ranges have been lightened. We’ve added an effect that recalls the film bleach bypass technique to enhance the brightness, shadows and increase contrast lost by desaturation. It is important to remember that unlike some ideas still widespread, it is possible to obtain in digital all the effects of silver film, it is only a matter of work.
Finally, it gives very bright images, almost raw, which can put a scene or a movie in the past. That’s why we called it « 1969 Spirit ».

Buffalo 66 01
« Buffalo 66″ directed by Vincent Gallo for quote

Buffalo 66 02
« Buffalo 66″ directed by Vincent Gallo for quote


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Reminder : five of our previous Skins presented here on the same picture than « 1969 Spirit »



You can compare it to our last release :

Spirit 1969
1969 Spirit

Soft & Sunny
Soft Sunny

Green & Pink
Green & Pink

Golden
Golden

Dark & Cold
Dark & Cold

Teal & Orange
Teal & Orange

mar
31

Automated Color Grading for Movies

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #14, April 1st 2016

Headlines :

- Nexyad has been rated three stars by Early Metrics

- Automated Color Grading : New Nexyad Skin « Soft Sunny »

Nexyad has been rated by Early Metrics :
We got Three Stars
Early Metrics, first rating agency for startups gave three stars to NEXYAD.
The audit of NEXYAD has been ordered by a major industrial company of Automotive. The founders, the project, the market and the financial statement of NEXYAD were rated 75/100.
NEXYAD is then in the 20% highest rates ever given by Early Metrics.

Early Metrics
More informations : Early Metrics

Automated Color Grading : New Nexyad Skin « Soft Sunny »
What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention.

Automatic Calibration & Color Grading : Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin « Soft Sunny » 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

Automatic Calibration & Color Grading : Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin « Soft Sunny » 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

Romantic kind of movie offers a wide range of productions between Romantic comedy and full drama. Modern films are characterized by an image processing less luminous than comedy but not as dark than drama. Arguably it emerges a visual constant resulting of soft images slightly colorful with a bit of sun to keep hope. It’s necessary to get on screen the intensity of feelings without digging volumes by strong contrasts. Nexyad was inspired by films such as « Her » or « Twilight » to propose here balanced images with pastel colors but relatively deep as well.

Her
« Her » directed by Spike Jonze for quote.

Twilight
« The Twilight : Breaking Dawn part 1″ directed by Bill Condon for quote.

jan
28

Automated Color Grading
in the Cloud and Cellphones

NEXYAD Visual Effects Newsletter #13, february 1st 2016



Summary :

- Automated Color Grading : New Nexyad Skin « Dark & Cold »

- Nexyad Skins in the Cloud and Cellphones

- Nexyad Visual-Effets in Media



Automated Color Grading : New Nexyad Skin « Dark & Cold »

What is a Nexyad Skin ?
The Nexyad Skins are based on a high technology combining image analysis, human visual perception analysis, image processing and color theories of great picturial movements. Whatever the incoming images (rushes or already modified) the application of our Skins generates a final rendering with the selected colors positioned where we wish.
Our skins are not LUT and it do not need any human intervention.

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Dark & Cold" 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.



Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Dark & Cold" 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.

Nexyad « Dark and Cold » Skin automated color grading, suits very well for scene of genre films like vampires, scaries, fantastic, heroic fantasy, zombies, end of world, post ww3, etc… Principle is in title : render images dark and cold. Very useful for scenes at night, outside or inside. One can find this kind of ambiance in Underworld Series, Van Helsing, etc.

Underworld
« Underworld 2 : Evolution » directed by Len Wiseman.


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Automated Color Grading in the Cloud and Cellphones

NEXYAD announced that their new artificial intelligence-based technology for automatic color grading will be available within 3 months on smart phones.
With the NEXYAD Skins, no matter the dynamics of you sensor, no matter color saturations, no matter the original colors of the scene, you choose an harmony of colors (for instance, teal & orange, Green & pink, golden, etc …) and you click.
Pictures of you video will be automatically transformed in order to fit in the expected render.

The NEXYAD skins will be also available (via a NEXYAD cloud) worldwide for professionals of movie post production : upload of your images, selection of the NEXYAD skin (with few tuning parameters easy to tune) for every sequence, … the nit will be easy to validate on small images, and push render …
After processing, download of your color graded images. The goal is to give back the crucial task of color grading in the hands of the artistic team (and especially the Film Director).

NEXYAD decided to make it available first to everyone on smartphones (of course, professionals will have more choice and tuning parameters).

Image processing is NOT a LUT : several adaptive processings are piloted by artificial intelligence and neural networks-based non linear decision making systems.

This is a true revolution in color grading.

NEXYAD Skins will run on :
. Android (OS proposed by Google)
. IOS (OS proposed on iPhones by Apple)
. Windows Phone (OS proposed on Lumia by Microsoft)

Examples of beautiful renders automatically obtained, pushing a button :

Teal&Orange
Teal & Orange

Green&Orange
Green & Orange

Steel&Pink
Steel & Pink

Colorful
Colorful

Golden
Golden

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Nexyad Visual-Effects in Media

Sciences et avenir

« La seconde jeunesse des films ».


A l’occasion du 120e anniversaire de la première projection publique payante, tour d’horizon des techniques informatiques qui permettent de restaurer les chefs-d’oeuvre du 7e art malmenés par le temps.


« Mais il existe des méthodes plus poussées. La société Nexyad a été chargée en 2013 de retrouver les couleurs originelles d’un film philippin (1975) et de faire des recherches sur le grain de La Belle et la Bête, de Jean Cocteau (1946). Elle travaille sur la structure mathématique du fichier.
« Nous partons d’une image composée de pixels pour en faire un modèle, un espace mathématique. Par exemple, on prend un pixel et on le suit dans le temps pour chercher la cohérence », explique le P-DG de la société Gérard Yahiaoui, même si, de son propre aveu, cette méthode plus scientifique qu’artistique déroute un peu le milieu. »

N° 827 – Janvier 2016 – Sciences et Avenir


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(pour mémoire le film philippin se trouve être le premier film national en couleur « Gina Uhaw Ako »)
Gina
« Gina Uhaw Ako » image restauration by Nexyad


Pole Media
« NEXYAD dévoile ses nouvelles fonctionnalités ! »

Nexyad Camera Fitting

Spécialiste des effets spéciaux, NEXYAD continue d’innover et vous proposent de nouvelles fonctionnalités techniques : le Skin « Golden », le « Cameras Fitting » ainsi que d’autres teintes à découvrir !

Qu’est ce qu’une teinte Nexyad ?

Les teintes Nexyad sont basées sur une haute technologie combinant analyse d’image, analyse de la perception visuelle humaine, traitement d’image et théories colorimétriques de grands mouvements picturaux. Que ce soit des rush ou des images déjà retouchées, l’application de ces teintes génère un rendu final avec les bonnes couleurs positionnées selon le souhait des utilisateurs. Les teintes ne sont pas des LUT (Look Up Table) et ne nécessitent pas d’intervention humaine.

Lire la suite : http://www.lepole.org/nexyad-skin-golden-cameras-fitting/

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