Better Black and
Plugin for creating rich black and white images using film emulation
Preserve midtone detail
When you think of beautiful black and white images that you have seen, more likely than not you are thinking of the midtones. This is where skintones and a well-lit subject will fall. In the absence of color, texture becomes the storyteller. Better Black and White applies a contrast curve that brings out this midtone detail in a satisfying way.
Built from 35mm black and white film
What makes black and white beautiful? It's film - the unique contrast properties of different physical film emulsions, and how they are developed and timed. Better Black and white is built from a painstaking recreation of black and white 35mm motion picture film. That's why it looks so good.
Better than a simple desaturation
To get black and white, don't you simply desaturate your video, and maybe add some contrast? If your goal is to recreate security camera footage from a convenience store, maybe. But to create a truly beautiful black and white image, you need the contrast curve of 35mm film. That's what makes Better Black and White better.
|Editing Platform||Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro|
|Hardware requirements||Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better, 2GB RAM|
|OS requirements||macOS v10.12 or better|
|Supported codecs||All codecs supported by Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro|
|Supported resolutions||All resolutions supported by Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro|
|Software requirements||Final Cut Pro 10.3 and Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 or later|
Better Black and
Create rich, striking black and white images using 35mm film emulation – right inside Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.
- Preserve midtone detail
- Built from 35mm black and white film
- Better than a simple desaturation