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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 » directed by Spike Jonze for quote.

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


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Nexyad Intelligence :
Interesting paper about psychology & color

How Emotions Influence Color Preference


HAAS School of Business
University of California Berkeley

« This paper examines how an individual’s emotional state influences his or her preferences for colors that have either congruent or incongruent emotional tones. Based on the emotion literature, three alternative hypotheses are contrasted: emotion-judgment congruence, emotion-target congruence, and emotion-target incongruence. Evidence of emotion-target congruence is observed—Experiments 1 and 2. This effect, however, is moderated by emotion specificity and the type of colored object. Attitudinal commitment is proposed as the key underlying mechanism. When the negative emotional reaction reflects a committed (notcommitted) attitude toward the situation, the emotion-target congruence (incongruence) effect occurs—Experiment 3. Similarly, emotion-target congruence takes place (disappears) when the colored object signals (does not signal) people’s attitudes and tastes—Experiment 4. The paper concludes with a discussion on how the proposed mechanism can explain part of the
inconsistencies previously observed in the emotion and aesthetics literature.

To read the entire paper : « » title= »How emotions influence color preference »


Nexyad has just been noted by Early Metrics

Early Metrics, first rating agency for startups gave three stars to NEXYAD.
The audit responded to an external demand by a large industrial company. The founders, the project, the market and the financial statement of NEXYAD were scanned by experts for a score of 75/100.

Note early Metrics

More informations : Early Metrics


Automated Color Grading : Nexyad Skin « Dark & Cold »

Another example of use of « Dark & Cold »

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.

See all Nexyad Skins available on PRODUCTS tab above.


Nexyad Intelligence :
Understanding the Meaning of Colors in Color Psychology

The meaning of colors can vary depending on culture and circumstances.

Each color has many aspects to it but you can easily learn the language of color by understanding a few simple concepts which I will teach you here.


Color is a form of non verbal communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change from one day to the next with any individual – it all depends on what energy they are expressing at that point in time.

For example, a person may choose to wear red on a particular day and this may indicate that this is their favorite (personality) color, orthey are ready to take action, or they may be passionate about what they are going to be doing that day, or again it may mean that they are feeling angry that day, on either a conscious or subconscious level. All are traits of the color red.


Red is the color of energy, passion, action, ambition and determination. It is also the color of anger and sexual passion.

For more on the meaning of colors for the color red

To read more :

The company NEXYAD has been developing efficient adaptive and automatic color grading technology (soon available on smartphones) based on psychological and artistical research works.

Nexyad Skin ColorfulNexyad Skin « Colorful »

To read more about Nexyad Skins, go to tab PRODUCTS.