The popular film simulation tool Dehancer Pro, which previously only ran for Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve, is now also available in version 1.0 Beta as a plugin for Final Cut Pro. The prerequisite is an Intel or Apple Silicon Mac produced from 2012 (the latter via Rosetta) with a Metal-capable graphics processor as well as (at least) macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and Apple Motion 5.5.3 or Final Cut Pro 10.5.4. Videos edited with Dehancer receive a watermark, but this can be removed via activation. Users can use Dehancer Film Pro for Final Cut Pro after registration for a 2-week trial period
To start Dehancer, the latest film and camera profiles should be downloaded via profile update. Dehancer Pro offers a simulation of the analog development process in several stages to create the right cinematic film look if desired. Thus, the various components of the film look, such as film grain, red-orange halos, highlight bloom and roll-off, the special color contrast, color breathing, or an uneven image tone are each realistically simulated by their own algorithms.
Dehancer Pro for DaVinci Resolve
It should be noted, however, that the required computing power is enormous. For example, in our test, when using an input profile with a film stock plus grain on a 14 Core Xeon with 48 GB RAM and an RTX 2080 Ti, playback was no longer possible in real time. It will be interesting to see how well Dehancer runs on Apple&s new M1/M2 SoC. If you have performance issues, the Dehancer team recommends the following tips for improvement.
Here is our test of Dehancer Pro, which turned out very positive.