Emulating the “Matrix” film look

You can emulate the “Matrix” look using Vegas built-in color plugins in a way that resembles almost exactly ‘Magic Bullet for Editor’s 2.0’ third party plugin. Here’s how it looks (higher quality version here, 5 MB):

And here’s how I did it (keep plugins in that order):
Brightness & Contrast plugin: Contrast at 0.15 (or 0.20 if you shot in Canon’s “Cinemode”)
Color Corrector plugin:
Low: Angle: 225.0 Magnitude: 0.263
Mid: Angle: 174.6 Magnitude: 0.327
High: Angle: 229.8.0 Magnitude: 0.264
Saturation: 0.500
Color Balance plugin: Green on 0.0250 and the “Highlights” radio button checked.

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RandomGuy wrote on September 17th, 2007 at 6:15 PM PST:

Do not try to do the dishes; that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.
— What truth?
There are no dishes.
— There are no dishes?
Then you will see that you’ve got some spare time to apply kick-ass effects to the video footage.

Sorry, I had to post this, after all:
I’m not replying because I’m free, I’m replying because I’m not free … there’s no escaping hundreds of hours spent watching the shit, no denying that part 2&3 sucked but still had catchy dialogs, because, as we both know, if they didn’t have catchy dialogs, I wouldn’t be (sort of) quoting them in the first place. 😉

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