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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/

déc
14

New Nexyad Skin : the Colorful (example #2)

This time our team Nexyad visual effects has worked on an improvement of a high color saturation. The difficulty is to saturate the colors without drool and noise, in addition to finding a good color balance. For over a decade now, the color saturation is no longer taboo. This is visible especially in comedies from Hollywood, at Bollywood in general, and in TV shows like the famous « CSI Miami. »
With our Nexyad Skin Colorful, it is now possible to transform your movies and pictures in one click for more colored effects without any articfact.

Demo film example #2 :

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Colorful" 01 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.


déc
10

New Blog about Nexyad Skins

Welcome to the new blog about Nexyad Skins, automated color grading by Nexyad Visual-Effects

Nexyad Color Grading Blog

http://nexyadcolorgrade.canalblog.com

déc
07

New Nexyad Skin : the Colorful

This time our team Nexyad visual effects has worked on an improvement of a high color saturation. The difficulty is to saturate the colors without drool and noise, in addition to finding a good color balance. For over a decade now, the color saturation is no longer taboo. This is visible especially in comedies from Hollywood, at Bollywood in general, and in TV shows like the famous « CSI Miami. »
With our Nexyad Skin Colorful, it is now possible to transform your movies and pictures in one click for more colored effects without any articfact.

Technology Demo NEXYAD Skin "Colorful" 02 from NEXYAD on Vimeo.


nov
04

NEXYAD on the SREEN4ALL symposium in Paris, France

Presentation of the unique NEXYAD technology for automatic color grading : the Nexyad Skins.


déc
05

NEXYAD at the Pole Media day (December 5, 2013)

NEXYAD will be at the pole media day to meet all the members of the Pole Media cluster and present skills and developpements concerning film post production (Visual Effects …) and film restoration.

nov
05

Video post processing and calibration on a new TV serie (November 05, 2011)

NEXYAD showed their skills on video post processing and calibration on a new TV serie (soon more information).

Sharp

Image Alcatraz Prod

oct
31

NEXYAD developped a new special effect. (October 31, 2011)

NEXYAD developped a new special effect that allows to sharpen images without amplifying the image noise or grain : quality of videos and film can be enhanced with this new post processing method.

Sharp

Image Nexyad

Sharp

Image Alcatraz Prod